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Hello & Welcome to UCLeXtend 101 - the guide for


people making courses 

If you're a learner or purchaser - we've prepared some Help for you too). The guides below are for anyone who's making a UCLeXtend course , (or just thinking about it. Then this is a good place to be. If you're a registered learner on UCLeXtend, this isn't the best place for you - take me back!


contemplating it). 




 Going live


  • Analyse your needs; 
  • Identify requirements;
  • Ensure suitability;
  • (warning) Submit a proposal.
  • Learning outcomes;
  • Delivery format;
  • Create activities;
  • Build online space(s).
  • Create samples;
  • Develop materials;
  • Review and pilot;
  • Go-live sign off.
  • (warning) Go-live process;
  • Promotion / marketing;
  • Re-runs and schedules;
  • Going live;
  • Awareness of issues;
  • Measuring knowledge;
  • Reading behaviour;
  • Determine results.

Note - (warning) designates an important a mandatory step in the process. If you omit to follow this guidance, you will probably have a negative experience. 

Meeting like-minded folk

titleJoin the UCL Distance Learning and Life Learning Network

If you're building UCLeXtend courses, active in CPD and short courses or just interested in this area then we recommend joining our internal community called the UCL Distance Learning and Life Learning Network. Joining is just subscribing to a mailing list but we run events throughout the year and on a range of themes. This is a good opportunity to hear updates from the central teams, network with colleagues. hear what others are up to and generally take part within the wider group. 

Find out more / join in


Subscribe to the mailing list

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Contact us

UCLeXtend is managed by Digital Education (with a lot of help from Life Learning UCL Short Courses). If you are unsure or wish to discuss your ideas please get in touch with the UCLeXtend team on extend@ucl.ac.uk