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Notification of Learn Rollover - Monday 10th July - Tuesday 11th July

Notification of Learn Rollover - Monday 10th July - Tuesday 11th July

by Rich Goodman -
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Every summer Learn is 'rolled over' for the next academic year. This means that modules are recreated on a new version of Learn, with student interactions from previous year removed (such as forum posts and assignment submissions). The content on the majority of taught modules is automatically hidden pending review (and updating as appropriate) by module leaders in readiness for the new academic year. All modules from the current academic year are copied to an archived version of Learn (Learn22). 

How does this affect me?

This year the rollover is scheduled for Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July. During this process the system which underpins Learn (Moodle) will be updated to version 4.1 of the software. Learn is scheduled to be unavailable from 12:00am on Monday 10th July through to 5:00pm on Tuesday 11th July. We always aim to complete the rollover process as soon as we can and often return the Learn system to normal service within 24 hours.

Anyone visiting Learn during this period will be greeted with a message explaining the downtime, and we will keep the site updated throughout the procedure.

During the rollover, a copy of the current system is taken and this creates the "Learn Archive" for the previous 2022/23 academic year. Material in the Learn archive is only available to those students and staff who were registered on the module during that academic year. The new Learn archive should become available during the morning of Monday 10th July.

The new version of Learn is created as a copy of the previous year with the previous year's student participation removed. Module content uploaded by staff is not removed. Colleagues should note that, as has happened in previous years, module content in modules in the new version of Learn will be set to 'hidden' by default and we ask that modules are suitably configured for the new academic year. Module Leaders will therefore need to check their modules before the start of the academic year to review/update/amend content and display resources as appropriate.