Royal Agricultural University, Going international by provision an effective VLE 

We were delighted to be given an opportunity to work for Colchester Institute on a Moodle Implementation project and we are pleased with the results within our collaboration timeframe. Come by and check it out! 

Established 1845


Full-time learning courses across a range of subjects. 



Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK  


1015 undergraduate and 110 graduate students. 



 eBooks and digital information 


Academic journal.  

Solutions at a glance



RAU is expanding into the international market. The university needed to have a separate Moodle VLE which can support both the learners and their learning assessment. They also need to refresh their current existing moodle VLE. 



RAU university is currently busy and under pressure managing their growing project portfolio. Despite having a team of learning technology team, RAU still  need an external provider that can help support their problems when there is an issue. 



With an on-going project and due to their plan of expanding, pressure to commission, and the change in home market through pandemic, RAU has a specific budget for support. 





Overt software solutions collaborated with RAU to discuss what are the focus needs for their separate Moodle VLE which will help in better assessing unwanted problems. And as for their existing Moodle VLE, the solution to “Refresh” its existing Moodle VLE is, with the latest update.  

With the latest update, RAU’s Moodle will have better performance, ease of navigation, and increase in security. 



Overt software solution technical support is available 24/7 and will be glad to help for providing the best solutions. Like RAU, Overt software’s IT developer and professional technician took away their VLE problem where RAU are able to get back and be focused on their project. 


Overt software solution provides Moodle health check services for free! Using this service, technical problems that are needed can be immediately found and repaired without additional costs. It's the same with installing the new Moodle VLE. With direct collaboration with our technicians and IT developers, the price can be adjusted according to the budget. Sometimes the cost can be even lower! 


The Challange

Whether you’re a student or an adult, you can benefit from distance learning. Everyone can benefit from distance learning. Platforms like Moodle allow you to focus on your career and family. You can be involved in a wide range of activities while still acquiring knowledge and improving your skills. 

As RAU is expanding into the international market, it is essential for the university to start relying on technological advancement to achieve that goal. Moodle is a free open-source online learning platform that helps teachers and students connect all over the world. It has been used by more than 300 million people since its launch in 2002. 

To keep up with the rapid technological advancements, Moodle is constantly updating its Learning Management System. The new and improved LMS was the result of extensive research and development. 

The Solution

Working together with RAU, Overt Software Solutions ensures that we cover all expectations on implementing separate Moodle VLE for RAU.  

Collaborating together with Overt Software Solution means RAU can take advantage of our IT developers and support team’s expertise.

Our professional experts can recommend plugins, ensure your site meets regulations such as GDPR, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Our team experts are also up-to-date on emerging trends in the industry, thus allowing your organisation to use cutting-edge technology. 

RAU mentioned that they need to “Refresh” their VLE. We all know how software updates can be a headache, but we’re here to help. Overt Software solution offers a free Moodle health check service! Using our service, technical problems can be easily found and fixed without additional costs. Working together with our technicians and IT developers, we can adjust the price to fit your budget. Overt Software Solutions offer unlimited support options so RAU can contact us for help with anything from Moodle basic instructions and queries to infrastructure and integrations. RAU never has to worry about running out of support hours! 


The Benefits

No matter how long you’ve been using Moodle, having a specialist address the most critical friction points in a way that ensures current users don’t need to relearn the process will always be convenient and cost-saving for an organisation. 

By collaborating with Overt software solution, RAU have gained the following benefits; 

Time-saving and boost user experience 

After collaborating and discussing essential needs for RAU, Overt Software It developers designed and upgraded its Moodle VLE, providing ease on its navigation hierarchy to make it easier for every user to find the information they need. These upgrades will help reduce the time and effort it takes for instructors and learners to locate what they require. 

Cost-effective and easy to budget. 

We can help RAU with a Moodle health check. Our experts can find and fix any technical problems, so you don't have to worry about them. We can adjust the price to suit your budget, because we work with our support team and IT developers. They'll make sure that your new Moodle onboarding process meets regulations such as GDPR, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise from both new and current Moodle VLE. 

"Overt has a ‘get-it-done’ attitude so that, when we raise a ticket, it gets triaged then delivered – efficient and effective. All as part of the service. We have not had any unexpected costs so managing the contract within the budget has been very easy."

Geoff Kendall Smith

Director of digital innovation | RAU

Need help? 

If you would like to learn more about how Overt Software can help you set up and maintain an effecive international VLE, please contact the Overt Software Customer Success Team.   


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