CoSector Blog

CoSector - University of London becomes a formal Samvera partner

Here at CoSector - University of London, we have some exciting news in regards to a new alliance. We have partnered with the open source community, Samvera, to provide new repository systems to customers within the higher education, research and...

May 08, 2018

Topic: Repositories

Our Landlord Forum 2018

Our annual Landlord Forum took place on Monday 19th March this year, and once again it brought together a mix of London landlords, exhibitors and specialist speakers to the halls of Senate House.

May 01, 2018

Topic: Housing

How to keep students motivated over the break with edtech

It can be hard to keep students motivated over breaks as they lose their day-to-day structure and are surrounded by more distractions. However, students have deadlines that demand attention over this unstructured period, and with the help of...

Mar 22, 2018

Topic: Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital

Moodle Compliance with GDPR

On 21 December, Moodle published its approach and plan in terms of supporting organisations with becoming General Data Protection and Regulation (GDPR) compliant under new EU legislation coming into force on 25 May 2018.

More general information...

Jan 12, 2018

Topic: Services, Bloom VLE, Higher Education, IT and Digital, GDPR

How to get the most out of your seasonal temp job

It's coming up to that time of year when many students will be on the lookout for temp jobs during the upcoming break. We asked one of our temps to give us her top tips for being successful in a temporary role.

Nov 28, 2017

Topic: Recruitment

Event round-up: UCISA CISG-PCMG 2017 conference

With ‘change’ at the heart of the UCISA CISG-PCMG conference, this year’s event focused on the reaction to uncertainty brought on by the impact of Brexit, increasing competition in the sector, changes to legislation due to GDPR.

Nov 14, 2017

Topic: Fairs and Events, IT and Digital

Does your organisation have a storage problem? [White Paper]

Here is an extract from Ed Pinsent's recent White Paper, "Is your organisation using its storage wisely?" The paper may be of interest to archivists, records managers, network admins, or anyone who worries that the departmental shared drives are...

Nov 10, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation, IT and Digital

How we're preparing for GDPR

As a virtual learning environment (VLE) supplier, we have access to and utilise a lot of personal data provided by our customers as the ultimate ‘controllers’ of this data. We, by definition, are therefore the ‘processors’ of data and GDPR...

Nov 03, 2017

Topic: Bloom VLE, IT and Digital

Archival storage and detachable AIPs

A belated reflection on another aspect of PASIG17 from me today. I wish to consider aspects of “storage” which emerged from the three days of the conference.

Oct 26, 2017

Topic: Digital Preservation

University of London & Bloomsbury Learning Environment Contribute to Sector-Wide Conversation on Technology in Education

Educators will now have a valuable insight into the way technology can enhance assessment and feedback thanks to a new e-book from the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE).

Our partner BLE is a shared e-learning service for Birkbeck College, the...

Oct 23, 2017

Topic: News, Research, Bloom VLE, The University of London, Higher Education, IT and Digital, assessment and feedback practices