WebLearn overview

Current Status

WebLearn is now end-of-life. Some features within WebLearn will be withdrawn between December 2021 and July 2022. General use will be severely restricted from July 2022, from which point creation and modification of content will no longer be possible except in exceptional circumstances. The system will be fully withdrawn in early 2023. 

IT Services will advise WebLearn users of upcoming changes to let them know how this will affect them.

The following features were withdrawn in January 2022:

  • Creation of polls, chat sessions, email lists and syllabus
  • Sending email messages from WebLearn using the Messages tool
  • Using news feeds (RSS) in WebLearn

The following features are being withdrawn from 19 April 2022 - creation of new:

  • Assignments
  • Grade book items
  • Forums
  • Calendar entries
  • Sign up events

One final set of changes will take place in June, when some key tools will be withdrawn, and WebLearn coordinators will be informed of these nearer the time.


If you are currently using WebLearn for any on-going activities, you must move this activity to an alternative platform by July 2022.


What should I use instead of WebLearn?

This depends on what you are using WebLearn for. Here are the most common uses of WebLearn, with suggested alternatives:

Activity in WebLearn Alternative platform When to move?
Teaching and learning activities All new courses should be built in Canvas, or your department’s alternative virtual learning environment (VLE) Now


SharePoint Online for private intranets, Mosaic for public sites Now

File sharing

Microsoft Teams or SharePoint Online Now

Online collaboration

Microsoft Teams or SharePoint Online Now

Collaboration with non-Oxford users

Microsoft Teams or SharePoint Online Now

Training courses

Canvas for student courses or CoSy/Accessplanit for staff/researcher courses Now

Sign-ups and bookings

Canvas for teaching and learning related events, Microsoft Bookings for everything else Canvas: Available now
Microsoft Bookings: Available as a trial service

Surveys and course evaluation

JISC online surveys or Microsoft Forms for surveys.

Canvas for course evaluation


Course evaluation surveys in Canvas later this academic year

Coursework submission

Inspera Now

Secure exam paper authoring

SharePoint Online Move is complete for most departments

Oxford Examination Papers Online (Oxam) archive

To be determined Await further details

Exam results transfer

To be determined Await further details



  • Support for WebLearn is available by email to weblearn@it.ox.ac.uk
  • For colleges using WebLearn who want to move to SharePoint Online, please contact your local IT support in the first instance
  • For support switching from WebLearn to Canvas, email the Canvas team
  • For any other information about WebLearn, please contact the Education IT Programme

Get support

Local IT support provides your first line of on-the-spot help



Common requests and fault reports can be logged using self-service





The Central IT Service Desk is available 24x7 on +44 1865 6 12345

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