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What is a VLE and why do you need one?

Use a VLE as a virtual classroom – a place where learners can create, upload and share resources.

What is a VLE and why do you need one?

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VLE stands for Virtual Learning Environment. Most schools, colleges, universities and training providers already use VLEs like virtual classrooms – places where learners and tutors can create, upload and share resources online. 

So why are VLEs so popular? 


VLEs extend communication out of the classroom and into the digital world which is so popular with modern employers and learners. Users can gain feedback almost instantly, via discussion threads, forums, polls, and surveys – helping to ensure learners get the support they need, when and how they want it. 

Rich content 

VLEs enable training organisations to create rich online libraries to support learners throughout their course. You can upload a huge range of resources – including PowerPoint presentations, documents, worksheets, links to external sources and even videos to create a dynamic resource hub to engage your learners. 

Learn on the move 

Today’s society is all about convenience – and learning is no exception.  With a VLE, users can access training resources on the go whenever and wherever they want. Users can upload, submit and evaluate assessments online too – increasing productivity and reducing the need for face-to-face visits. 

At OneFile, we’ve stayed one step ahead and were one of the first learning provider to develop our own powerful VLE which is fully integrated with our dynamic eportfolio and assessment software functionality to maximise time saving.  

Unlike others on the market, our VLE performs a full range of data-driven functions. With OneFile, you can: 

  • Map qualification criteria against a learning outcome 
  • Transfer modules between courses 
  • Upload existing resources using SCORM import 
  • Track learner progress 
  • Generate real-time reports on learner engagement before assessment 
  • Send feedback to support learners 
  • Control course delivery to each user 
  • And much more... 

But what makes our VLE really special is that it’s not just an online resource centre – it’s also an assessment software, reporting suite, CPD tracker, eportfolio system, and much more. 

To learn more about our latest development, take a tour of the software and find out how you can access OneFile's VLE, download our VLE brochure. 

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