University Library


18 Jul 2019

Learn Rollover 22nd-23rd July

Every summer Learn is 'rolled over' to the next academic year. This means that modules from the current academic year are copied to an archived version of Learn in readiness for the new academic year. All module content on the majority of taught modules is automatically hidden in the active version of Learn pending review (and updating as appropriate) by module tutors.

This year the rollover will take place on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July. At the same time, the system which underpins Learn (Moodle) will be updated to version 3.6. As a consequence,  will not be available from around 7:30am on the 22nd until around 5pm on the 23rd.


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 2018/19 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 version of Learn is reset, removing student submissions, forum posts, feedback responses etc. and updating the module codes to reflect the 2019/20 academic year. Module content uploaded by staff is not removed.


Any module that will be used during the SAP (special assessment period) in August will be automatically left active in the archive.