itslearning has won UCL Denmark’s offer of a Learning Management System. This means that UCL is migrating from Fronter to itslearning during the 2017/2018 academic year.
originally written in Danish by Ove Kristiansen of UCL, April 19, 2017
itslearning lived up best to the three criteria in UCL’s offer: functionality, usability and price.
“I am pleased that we can now switch to a new, contemporary LMS that even more meets our needs,” says Christian Wang, Head of Learning Technology at UCL.
UCL received five offers, all from major suppliers in the LMS market. The choice of itslearning was done after a thorough evaluation of all offers.
UCL Denmark is Migrating from Fronter to itslearning
The Department of Instructional Technology is responsible for the rollout of itslearning in UCL. UCL will begin the technical implementation in the spring of 2017 after a plan is made in close cooperation between the Learning Technology, IT, HR and Communications departments along with itslearning.
The main steps in the near future are:
1. Technical Implementation — IT setup and data integrations
2. Setting up itslearning so that the structure fits the study plans and other user groups in UCL Denmark
3. Preparation of guidelines and training materials to be put on mit.ucl.dk
4. Deploying itslearning within education and by other users of UCL Denmark during the 2017/2018 academic year
The plan is to fully migrate out of Fronter during the summer of 2018.
Other University Colleges Can Join
UCL has, throughout the bidding process, worked closely with four other university colleges: VIA UC, UC-South, UC Zealand / Absalon and UCC in Copenhagen.
Results of the evaluation of the tender are supported by all participating university colleges. The offer gives the four university colleges the option to enter the same contract with itslearning as UCL — and thereby lift the tender obligation.
“The close cooperation has greatly qualified the tender. The entire evaluation process has also boosted the cooperation,” says Wang. “It is clear that the more experienced the professionals involved in the work are, the more qualified the result will be.”
Cooperation with Perspectives
“And then there’s a great perspective in that we can collaborate on the same solution — to the extent that the other university colleges decide to buy itslearning,” says Wang.
Mads Konge is head of IT at VIA UC, he says about the collaboration: “We agreed to cooperate with UCL from the start, and then the three other university colleges came along during the process. It makes sense to cooperate on a LMS, which is a core system in all the university colleges’ education programs. I see great economic and technical advantages in continuing the cooperation between the university colleges by using the same LMS. We hope that the three other university colleges agree as well — it will be quite good if it happens.”
For further information about itslearning & UCL, questions or input on the project, please contact:
Project Owner: Christian Wang, Head of Learning Technology, UCL
Mobile: 20 73 34 56
Project Manager: Jan Apollo, Associate Professor, Learning Technology
Mobile: 21 69 26 82
Facts about the Learning Management System (LMS)
LMS core system in all UCL’s education and in many course activities. The LMS platform is the backbone of cooperation between the students, trainees, teachers, supervisors, student administration and communications department.