A truly integrated online learning platform
Following an extensive pilot scheme, Coventry University will be introducing an innovative new online learning platform for all courses across the Coventry University Group from September 2020. Aula offers a mobile-first, interactive and engaging teaching and learning environment.
As the first UK university of our size to use Aula, the platform will enhance and strengthen the way we deliver teaching and learning now and into the future, whether this is digital, face-to-face or a blend of both.
Aula's dynamic look and feel makes it intuitive and simple to use. The design is based on existing social media platforms so it feels familiar, meaning you can quickly and easily find your way around and engage with others. Some of Aula’s benefits include:
- User friendly interface – browse content and module materials on a central newsfeed, where you can share comments or join in conversations. Here, you are only ever one click away from course information and connecting with others
- Engaging – create small working groups or chat privately with peers, friends, lecturers and tutors
- Integrated – interact with existing tools, such as OneDrive, The Big Blue Button and more
- Flexible – take control over when and where you study, with direct online access on laptops, tablets and mobile phone devices
Hear from some of our students who are already benefitting from Aula:
When I first logged on I noticed immediately that the platform Aula is more socially orientated, you can easily navigate through the modules. It is always good to acquire new skills, and with this remote learning – I’ve improved communication, time management and leadership skills. Due to social distancing (and working remotely), when I am using Aula I’m only 1 click away from interacting with my colleagues.
The chat section provides a platform which is less formal than any email, creating an opportunity for students to feel less intimidated when asking any questions. I have peers who are timid to ask questions and this breaks the barrier, if not completely but to an extent.
Aula has helped greatly as it considers all the aspects of the learning experience. The ability to easily watch recordings, notes and videos of lectures, chat with teammates and report progress all in one application has made it very easy. The mobile phone integration is very well done, the look and feel is exactly the same, and even more friendly than the desktop version. Everything you need is a simple tap away. I like it.