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University of Sunderland Virtual Learning Environment

The University of Sunderland has been providing higher education in the City since 1901 and has held University status since 1992. It is an innovative, forward thinking University with high standards of teaching, research and support and has strong links with industry and business.
As well as our 2 Sunderland-based campuses we operate a site at Canary Wharf in London and deliver our programmes to 6 500 overseas students in their own countries. We also operate National Glass Centre, a centre of excellence and visitor attraction for contemporary glass.
The University seeks to appoint an innovative VLE service provider to develop and/or deploy a new Virtual Learning Environment offering (VLE).
The VLE is the University’s primary means of ensuring teaching materials, resources and associated tools are available to staff and students, 24/7 across multiple platform offerings and is viewed as 1 of our key teaching and learning tools, driving an enriched learning experience to our student base whilst providing an integrated environment enhancing engagement with teaching, learning and assessment processes.
The current VLE will be de-supported Q4 2017.

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Virtual Learning Environment — Software as a Service

1)Short description

The University of Sunderland invites expressions of interest for the provision of a Virtual Learning Environment (also referred to as a Learning Management or Course Management System) to replace its existing VLE.
The University has been making significant use of it’s VLE since 2001 both to deliver distance courses to students via it’s partners across the globe.
Current estimates suggest we have 1 700 student users within the system despite having an estimated 12 000 UK based students.
We require a VLE designed around pedagogical principles appropriate to the delivery of all aspects of higher education courses in subjects ranging from Pharmacy to Photography, from Engineering to English, from Management to Modern Languages and from Linguistics to Law.
The replacement system must provide features capable of delivering the requirement in a SaaS environment and, in addition, be capable or extensible enough to take advantage of emerging technologies to further enhance the student learning experience and the Universities reputation as a leader in the use of technology in teaching and learning.
The replacement VLE must comply with international standards appropriate to enterprise learning systems, including those allowing the exchange of data with other University systems such as the SITS Student Registration system and the University Portal, either via standard components or open APIs. In addition, the replacement VLE must be capable of importing ‘ in an efficient manner ’ the valuable content assets currently deployed through the existing system.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Virtual Learning Environment — Consultative Services

1)Short description

The University of Sunderland invites expressions of interest for the provision of a Virtual Learning Environment (also referred to as a Learning Management or Course Management System) to replace its existing VLE.
The University has been making significant use of it’s VLE since 2001 both to deliver distance courses to students via it’s partners across the globe.
Current estimates suggest we have 1 700 student users within the system despite having an estimated 12 000 UK based students.
We require a VLE designed around pedagogical principles appropriate to the delivery of all aspects of higher education courses in subjects ranging from Pharmacy to Photography, from Engineering to English, from Management to Modern Languages and from Linguistics to Law.
This Lot is for the design and deployment of an open source LMS.
The replacement system must provide features capable of delivering the requirement and, in addition, be capable or extensible enough to take advantage of emerging technologies to further enhance the student learning experience and the Universities reputation as a leader in the use of technology in teaching and learning.
The replacement VLE must comply with international standards appropriate to enterprise learning systems, including those allowing the exchange of data with other University systems such as the SITS Student Registration system and the University Portal, either via standard components or open APIs. In addition, the replacement VLE must be capable of importing ‘ in an efficient manner ’ the valuable content assets currently deployed through the existing system.

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Deadline: 24.8.2016

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