The Learning Platform Suite (LPS) is the collection of technology services that are focused on enhancing and supporting learning, teaching and assessment.
Put another way, it is the Suite of digital Platforms to support Learning. At the core of the LPS lies the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the platform through which most digital learning and teaching takes place. The LPS is developed and maintained by LTE's Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team.
If you experience difficulties with any of the Learning Technology tools please see our Browser Support guidance.
Technical support and guidance on each of the digital platform tools can be found by selecting the relevant link below.
Blackboard Ally (or simply just 'Ally') is a tool which allows you to download alternative formats for common documents to make your learning resources more accessible.
The main learning platform for all students. Provides core learning information for every module, and access to tools designed to enhance the student's learning experience.
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (or simply 'Collaborate') is the University's virtual classroom/web-conferencing tool.
Padlet is used for creating on-line boards, documents and webpages that are easy to read and contribute to.
PebblePad is a personal learning space that can be used to create e-portfolios and provides a space where learners can collect evidence of and reflection on their learning.
ReCap is a Digital Learning Capture service which enables learning and teaching content to be audio and video recorded.