Many of you have been asking about the features that will be available within the new Learning Space. The team have been monitoring the tools that you use most within the current Learning Space and we’ll be bringing those across during The Move. We’ll also be also implementing some exciting new ones. Here’s an overview of what’s available:

Text Messaging has been around for a while, but basically as long as your students agree, you’ll be able to SMS them as a group with course/module updates.

The current Text Editor  is bloated and confusing. The editor will be totally redesigned making it simple and intuitive to use. You’ll have an easy way to identify a piece of text as an important event, assignment or deadline.

Reading Lists are now integrated within the Learning Space. We’re working with the Library to make sure that staff and students will be able to see their resource lists week by week from within the Learning Space. Using the Talis system, you will only have to update your resource lists in one place.

Turn It In has a variety of features that will be made available as we update to the new version. These include rich feedback via voice comments and grading rubriks.

Drag and Drop functionality is available by default. No longer will you need to go through a five-step process to upload a file. It’s as simple as selecting some text or a file and dragging it from your desktop to the browser.

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