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Delivering a world-class digital user experience to students, lecturers and support staff

Digital Education Platform Project (DEPP) 

The cross-university Digital Education Platform Review (DEPR)  that concluded in 2023 provided several recommendations relating to how to organise and utilise technology to support the Imperial education experience.  

DEPP is centrally based and aims to realise the outcome of having a unified Learning Management System (LMS) platform to enable a consistent and improved world-leading user-centric digital education service.


To streamline the majority of existing learning management systems into a single platform, to unify and deliver a world-class digital user experience to students, lecturers and support staff alike.

Summer 2024 update

We were delighted to welcome the first of our, currently, eight LMS learning technologists (LTs) to the project at the beginning of April.

Following rigorous requirements gathering training, the LMS LTs have now started organising workshops, interviews, focus groups and drop-ins to collect your thoughts and ideas to feed into user stories.

Given the significant scale of the project and the feedback that we have received, we are extremely keen to speak to academics, students at all stages and types of study, and support staff e.g. education technologists, administrators, learning designers etc.

Please do take the opportunity and look out for emails and local/ faculty-based advertisements from your LMS LT representatives, to ensure that your views and needs are documented.  

Alternatively, if you are unable to participate in the activities scheduled but would still like to register your thoughts, please do approach your LMS LTs directly:

Faculty of Natural Sciences Nina Williams and Lola Nezianya
Engineering Sunny Yang and Elhamsadat (Elham) Sarvari
Business School Tunde Vodicska
Medicine Sharan Dhaliwal
ICT Renee Boling
Interdisciplinary EdTech Lab Ewan Frances
Digital Media Lab Angelita Davis

This is a critical stage for the project and we very much welcome your feedback as to what you need from your LMS.

Project Timeline, 2024 

Timeline, key updates and information will be recorded on this page as the project progresses.

By the end of 2024, we aim to have completed requirements gathering across all relevant areas at the university and be in the end stages of the tendering process.