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Daylight is coming

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Teaching Matters 2017 | Presentation Details | 28 NovemberNov 2017


Daylight is coming


Leah Chandler, IT Services


Making a Difference for Students

Presentation Type



University Centre Foyer




More than 1000 units in semesters 1 & 2 each year use the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) often referred to as MyLO. With the blended learning model framework from the TELT whitepaper (Brown, Kregor & Williams, 2013) ramping up levels from Semester 1, 2018 this number is likely to increase and be representative of nearly 100% of all units taught each semester. The LMS is getting a major facelift this December that will impact all staff and students who use the system. This new user interface and improved user experience is referred to as Daylight and provides users with a responsive experience regardless of the technology or device used to access the system.

With Daylight fast approaching, now is the time to look at what Daylight is and how it will impact teaching and learning in the years to come through the introduction of a new mobile friendly interface, some new and exciting features, and redesigns of old ones. This poster presentation will highlight for staff the major changes to the system and how they can leverage the new design to create units that are more visually appealing and keep students engaged for longer and provide an opportunity for staff who have not yet experienced the Daylight interface to get to try it out and talk to support staff about any questions they may have.


Brown, N., Kregor, G., & Williams, G. (2013). Technology enhanced learning and teaching white paper. Hobart: University of Tasmania. Retrieved from http://www.teaching-learning.utas.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/439013/Technology-Enhanced-Learning-and-Teaching-White-Paper-Academic-Senate-15-November-2013.pdf

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