Documentation:Learning Environment

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Learning Environment Project Page
Dedicated to enhancing TRU's online learning and teaching environment.

Improving the learning and teaching experience includes consistency in the learning environment for our students and staff. Moodle has been determined to be the potential preferred institutional fit at this point as it is open source and already used on campus. We are currently in the information gathering stage and are starting from a values perspective and drilling down to required functionality to meet those values. Please add your comments, thoughts, opinions and suggestions to these pages to help us capture all possible requirements. If you want to say something but not in a public forum, please contact Tanya, Brian or Jacquey to have the conversation.

Goals & Objectives (Draft)


To develop a learning environment students and faculty love that is alignment with the TRU Academic Plan and:

  1. Is easy to use appropriate support when required
  2. Supports learning that is:
    1. Engaging and interactive
    2. Supported (technical end user support? or...)
    3. Open
    4. Applied
    5. Flexible
    6. Research and data-driven
  3. Is cost effective, sustainable and supports continuous improvement while encouraging back end efficiencies
  4. Is implemented using a process that supports the needs of staff and faculty through appropriate process development, training and ongoing support
  5. Is compatible with existing student management systems and automated enrolment on registration can be achieved to support continuous entry


Information Gathering


Project Plan

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The Learning Environment Project Plan for Directors _v5 is available upon request.

Project Plan

Phase 1 - Information Gathering COMPLETE

  • Information Gathering - complete
  • Share Findings - complete
  • Courses for Phase 1 - complete
    • Paced courses for Phase 1 (Jan 2016 - Jan 2017)
BIOL 3701, BBUS 4681/MNGT 4751 and HLTH 4011
MNGT 4711 and MBA Graduate courses

Phase II- Banner Integration COMPLETE

  • Moodle/Banner Auto Enrolment - complete
  • Automated enrolments scheduled hourly
  • Enrolment Management Web Tool
  • Scalable content management process and workflow for Phase II - complete
  • Copy Content from Moodle Shell to Moodle Shell - Moosh Tool
  • Blackboard Content Packager to move content from BlackBoard to Moodle
  • Continuous Course available for registration
ACCT2211 Launched December 16

Phase III - Full Migration In Progress

Campus/OL Moodle Support & Alignment ONGOING

  • Learning Technology Group
Moodle Upgrade
Theme updates
Help Email (moodlesupport@tru.ca)
  • Documentation
Support documentation for students and Staff (OL and Campus)