Learner Digital Ecosystem

Our service supports the “next-generation digital learning environment” at UW-Madison by identifying, developing, and supporting integrations that support both for-credit and non-credit teaching and learning, as well as training, compliance, assessment, and curriculum management.

To that end, Learner Digital Ecosystem (LDE) collaborates with Learn@UW-Madison and campus partners such as the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning,  the Office of the Registrar, the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, the Office of Talent Management and the Office of Undergraduate Advising to evaluate and prioritize their integration needs. We then design and develop strategies and solutions that meet those needs in line with the campus vision for a comprehensive, integrated Student Digital Ecosystem (SDE).

LDE also assists campus in evaluating new products and integrations and understanding their impact and support needs.

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Tool Adoption and Integration Consultation. To assist UW-Madison in a holistic evaluation and adoption of new tooling within its centrally-supported learning technology stack, LDE offers guidance in creating policy and coordination of efforts around sensible integration strategies.
  • System Configuration and Support. LDE fills the growing need to provide systems configuration, application tuning and systems support for hosted applications and integrations as new learning technologies are deployed and integrated on campus.  For example, LDE is heavily involved in the development and support of integrations for the Canvas learning management system (LMS).
  • Application Development. Integration efforts at UW-Madison often involve software developers from one or more application development services on campus and LDE coordinates these efforts in such a way that conflicts are avoided and that a holistic, sensible approach is taken in relation to application development activities in and around the student learning environment.


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