Dec
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2018

Learn usability testing showcase – come along to our next event on 28 January

Following a successful usability showcase of the Vet School’s Learn environment, our next event will take place on Monday 28 January at 1.30pm.

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The User Experience Service is running a programme of usability testing in support of the Learn Foundations project.

The second round of Learn usability testing has been undertaken in collaboration with the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Come along to our hands-on, collaborative session where you can view the videos and find out how to improve the usability of your Learn courses.

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This session is also an opportunity to find out more about the Learn Foundations project, which is developing new tools and services to help you enhance student experience. Your participation will help us understand more about how the experiences of both students and staff using Learn can be improved.

One of the Learn Foundations project key principles is collaborating with users to support design. The usability testing conducted by the User Experience Service is invaluable in terms of the user insight it provides to us. Being able to see what works well and what is more challenging for users enables us to prioritise what really matters and ensure our design is reflective of our user’s needs.

— Laura Woods-Dunlop, Project Manager, Learn Foundations

Outcomes of our previous session, with the Vet School

Prioritised usability issues

The first usability showcase session took place in November, in collaboration with the Vet School. This was a really successful session, attracting interest from colleagues across the University with an interest in Learn.

We watched videos of students undertaking common tasks in a representative Learn environment. Workshop participants worked together to identify the usability issues we witnessed in the videos. Everyone in the room then collaborated together to prioritise those issues using an easy-to-repeat technique.

We had some great discussions in the room. Although there were over 20 attendees with a diverse range of perspectives, the prioritisation methods we used enabled us to quickly gain consensus on which issues were the most critical. By the end of the session, we had generated a prioritised list of usability issues for the Vet School to take back and action.

The offer to conduct usability testing on our Learn environment was a great opportunity to test the structure of our courses. It was very interesting to hear the points that came up during the showcase session, which helped highlight where our current structure works, and where we have to make improvements.

— Eoghan Clarkson, Digital Education Unit Manager, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Book your place on our next session

Time: Monday 28 January, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue: Argyle House, rooms 14 and 15

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