7 June 2021
The Unite! Metacampus moves to beta phase!
The Unite! Metacampus, our digital platform connecting the 7 universities of the alliance, has finished the alpha tests and moves forward with its implementation. Staff and students can now access Unite! courses, registrations and more.

During the Unite! Boot Camp II, the team of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) who are leading the Metacampus implementation announced the platform is now entering beta phase after the first stage of tests. The tests were carried out with real participants (students and teachers) in the context of internal Unite! events, such as 1st Spring School on Energy 2021, organised by Politecnico di Tornino (PoliTO), three courses within the Teaching and Learning Academy (Getting started with Project Based Learning, Case-Based Teaching and How to face Entrepreneurship Education) and the Unite! Boot Camp II as well.

The alpha phase was useful to centralise information about courses and activities, as well as registrations for Unite! initiatives, user-profile personalisation for networking, and the initial issue of Open Badges for some of these courses. From the technical point of view, tests about Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration have been carried out, with the valuable support from Grenoble INP-UGA. LTI integration means that the staff and students can access the course transparently through the Metacampus, although in fact the course is really offered and hosted by the corresponding Unite! partner university.

The beta phase implies that the Metacampus is ready for offering those courses and initiatives that the Unite! ecosystem requires. The Metacampus is ready to start integration with EduGAIN for distributed authentication. The eduGAIN interfederation service connects identity federations around the world, simplifying access to content, services and resources for the global research and education community. This means that staff and students can access resources with a unique user and password (single-sign-on). Apart from additional courses and programs, the Metacampus will implement solutions for the needs of the Unite! partners, such as the Unite!4Future student co-creation initiative, the Open Badges system, or more specific, such as a thesis-proposal catalogue.

 

About the Metacampus

The Unite! Metacampus is a digital platform that connects the seven universities of the alliance, to enable mobile access exclusively to the range of programmes and diversity of activities that are offered through Unite!.

Learn more about the Unite! Metacampus: https://www.unite-university.eu/whatsnew/unite-metacampus-will-become-a-reality

Acces the Unite! Metacampus: https://metacampus.unite-university.eu

You can register in the Metacampus with any of the institutional emails of our partner universities. If you don't have one, please contact unite.metacampus@upc.edu to request manual registration.