Introduction and support

For the online development and provision of GSLS education, it has been possible to use the Lifelong Learning platform since June 2020. The UU Lifelong Learning platform is an online learning environment that allows you to design your blended or fully online course in a structured and user-friendly manner. There is a wide choice of learning activities available for an activating and scalable didactic design. All learning activities are accommodated in the course environment: students can work independently with interactive content, collaborate on group assignments, and can get referred to online meetings in Teams or face-to-face meetings on campus.

Watch the video of Harold van Rijen in which he shares the ambition of the GSLS on digital education:

Excited to use the Lifelong Learning platform for your education? We are here to help you get started! Please send an e-mail to so a member of the support team can schedule an intake meeting with you.

To best assist you, we developed several support tools for designing, developing, and building your course on the Lifelong Learning platform.

Step-by-Step Guide to Course Design

In 9 steps you will design a new course or redesign an existing course. In this Step-by-Step Guide you formulate your course aim, learning outcomes, assessment and feedback methods and learning activities. You think about which learning activities you like to do online and which face-to-face. Open the pdf with Adobe Acrobat reader to take advantage of the interactivity in the guide!
Step-by-Step Guide to Course Design2.06 MB (interactive PDF, open with Adobe Acrobat reader)

Choose your course template

To develop your online or blended course on the Lifelong Learning platform, you first have to select a course template that fits your education best. Using the selection tool in this module, you choose the right template for your course.
Sign-up link to 'How to design my education' on the Lifelong Learning platform

Lifelong learning platform Manual

The UU/Educate-it is working on a manual for the Lifelong Learning platform. You can already find a lot of useful information to develop your course. The manual is still under development and will be extended.
Get to know the Lifelong Learning platform Manual1.57 MB (PDF)


- Get to know the support teams and tools: Infographic Overview support796.46 KB  (PDF)
- Blackboard or the Lifelong Learning platform? Learn about the similarities and what the LLL-platform has more to offer: Infographic Blackboard or the Lifelong Learning platform?268.54 KB (PDF)
- The infographic introduces you to data reports in the LLL platform. In Teams > Learning analytics, you'll find a Wiki where questions about student progress and course improvement are linked to the available data reports: Infographic Learning Analytics in the Lifelong Learning platform145.55 KB (PDF)

We have set up a Teams environment. Click here to take a look. Here you can interact with other users, participate in demos and walk-in sessions, and share your own experiences with the platform.

In addition, you can learn about the support teams and tools, good practices, tips on using the platform, answers to frequently asked questions and support in interpreting data about your students.