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NHS Blood and Transplant upgrades its 'Shine Academy' to Traineasy LMS v3.4

Milton Keynes, UKLearning NewsTraineasy

Since 2014 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has used Traineasy LMS, branded as the NHSBT Shine Academy, to manage compliance with statutory & mandatory training. A major upgrade, successfully completed in March 2019 sees Shine Academy relaunched as a mobile responsive solution with an extended catalogue of digital learning resources.

NHSBT's relaunched 'Shine Academy'
NHSBT's relaunched 'Shine Academy' 

Amongst the digital learning resources now available on Shine Academy are the ShineByte Learning Activities, short learning resources covering a wide range of personal and team development. They support the 70:20:10 model of learning and therefore link to specific development areas such as management and leadership. They have been designed by NHSBT's Cross Directorate Education and Training group to support self-directed personal and Team development outside the classroom setting and include topics such as 'Know Your Team' and 'Predicting Change'.

The extended Shine Academy catalogue also includes a Business Skills and and a Health, Safety & Wellbeing category.  

On successful completion of the upgrade, which included an upgrade of the Traineasy LMS code integration with Moodle, Lisa Johnson, OD Manager - Digital & People Skills, commented, "The Traineasy team were committed to supporting our transition from moodle 1.9 to 3.4 and ensuring that this was a success.  It took around three months from initial kick off to go live. Steph in particular worked tirelessly with our internal team to ensure identified issues from the testing phase were addressed in a timely manner. The result has been a project that has been delivered on time and a platform that continues to support our current need to track and report on compliance and deliver a range of other digital resources to people across NHSBT.”