Digital Wales

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Learning in Digital Wales. HWB+ is a secure, fully customisable and bilingual virtual learning
environment, enabling teachers and learners to access online resources and
digital learning tools, anywhere, at anytime.

Learning Possibilities National Contract awarded for Wales

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Larry Nelson

Worldwide Managing Director,

Education Partners

Microsoft Corporation

The Hwb+ platform in Wales, which incorporates Office 365, is one of the largest deployments of its type (i.e. SharePoint on-premise integrated with Office 365).
It is great to see the impact Hwb+ is having on teaching and learning as evidenced in the the recent Learning in Digital Wales report.
For Microsoft, Hwb+ represents a global showcase and an example of how technology can support change in educational practice.

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The All Wales National Learning Platform

Hwb+ is built on LP+ technology – an enterprise class technology, on a secure, hybrid cloud offering data sovereignty. LP+ is able to integrate with locally installed school and Ministry of Education (MoE) systems to create bespoke solutions like Hwb+.

Hwb+ is used by over 1600 schools and 600,000 users in Wales. The bilingual Learning Management System (LMS) aims to transform teaching and learning across Wales and to achieve the objectives set out in the report by the External Task and Finish Group.

In line with the National Strategy, Learning Possibilities provides each school in Wales with its own unique learning platform built on LP+ and integrated with Office 365. The platform provides an enormous range of collaboration, communication and curriculum delivery tools that help transform teaching and learning in classrooms every day. We have also ensured that training and support was offered to all Hwb+ schools in both Welsh and English.

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Prof. Stephen Heppell

Chairman

Learning Possibilities

Learning Possibilities is a social enterprise and at our heart is a passion to allow children to be the best they possibly can.
The Hwb+ platform was set up with an ambition to develop a digital citizenship by encouraging teachers and learners to be comfortable operating in the digital environments of this century. It was a tangible commitment to the children of Wales and an investment in their potential. Today it stands as a showcase for Wales’ ambition to be a major player in the new economy and the new mutuality of today.

HWB+ Features

Drag & Drop files

Drag & Drop files

Drag & Drop for automatic upload of files and folders, available on our secure cloud for anytime, anywhere access through a browser.

MIS Integration

MIS Integration

Our MIS connect tool seamlessly interfaces to the Hwb+ LMS, synchronising student information, data, attendance and attainment to the platform.

Free LP+ Support

Free LP+ Support

Unlimited bilingual telephone and email support to all Hwb+ staff combined with our ADOPT site with useful guides and videos.

Customisable learning platform

Customisable learning platform

Customisable home page allowing each individual user to choose themes and different displays enabling higher engagement.

Integration with Office 365

Integration with Office 365

Seamless integration with Office 365 providing single sign-on capability and access to tools like OneDrive, Exchange, Class NoteBook etc.

Set, track & grade homework

Set, track & grade homework

Ability to create specific, dated assignments for students and grading and feedback can be instantaneous.

Office Wep Apps

Office Wep Apps

Access to market leading tools – Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote without having the Office application on their machine.

Apps

Apps

The Hwb+ Early Years Safari App provides fun and easy to use tools to Paint, Write and maintain an e-portfolio of their Work both online and offline.

Email

Email

Access secure Microsoft Exchange email seamlessly through Hwb+. Calendars, Tasks and Notes keep you and your school up to date and organised.

Websites

Websites

A range of themes and templates for your website to match your school ethos and branding built on the same technology as Hwb+.

Single Active Directory

Single Active Directory

All 1600 schools and their users are on one active directory, allowing for collaboration between schools in the country.

Learning Tools

Learning Tools

Tools on Hwb+ such as blogs, wikis, discussions, surveys, picture libraries and homework drop box ensure engaging and relevant learning methods.

Learning in Digital Wales

A video on the Welsh national learning platform, designed and developed by Learning Possibilities, using the LP+ platform, a hybrid solution built on Microsoft SharePoint, and integrated with Microsoft Office 365.

Hwb+ and Learning Possibilities Beginnings

A video of Learning Possibilities Chairman Stephen Heppell and various Schools in Wales talking about the benefits of Hwb and Hwb+

Features of Hwb+

The video shows all the great features you will be getting with Hwb+, the All Wales National Learning Platform.

HWB+. Call +44 (0)29 2236 2237 for more information.