Custom VLE Platforms

Whether you are a school, university or business, we can build you the right virtual learning environment for your learners.


What is a Virtual Learning Environment or VLE?

A virtual learning environment is a digital space where learners can access training materials, navigate through activities, and most importantly, learn. A virtual learning environment is the part of your LMS (what is an LMS?) which users can see and interact with. It is important to design this space carefully, so learning can happen effectively.

What are the Benefits of a Custom VLE Platform?

As well as building bespoke learning management systems for clients, we have experience developing engaging virtual learning environments. Traditionally an academic tool, VLEs are becoming increasingly popular in the corporate training world as companies strive to offer their workforce the very best professional development.

Offering learners a chance to interact with course material within a VLE has huge benefits. The more users interact with new information, the more they further their understanding and retain the information.

Examples of Bespoke Features for VLEs

Some features you might want to consider including in your VLE are:

  • teacher, student communication
  • note-taking and highlighting materials
  • student interaction points and award schemes
  • peer communication
  • revision take-away

Gamification and Social Learning

At BuildEmpire, we know gamification is a great way to engage learners and help people get the most out of their eLearning. That’s why we have created Virtual Learning Environments for our clients with interaction points and awards schemes. As well as being a great way for trainers to monitor learning and engagement, interaction points introduce a competitive edge to learning and encourage users to try and improve their score, as in a game.

Award schemes are a longer-term gamification technique and allow students to complete courses as if they were levels of a game, receiving awards for progression.

eLearning, in the early days, used to be very singular and something you did in isolation. Today’s eLearning is much different. Social learning is a fast-growing trend, and for good reason. Studies show in certain circumstances people learn better working together.

At BuildEmpire, we have experience building bespoke VLE features which allow students to communicate within the VLE, as well as students and educators conducting dialogue around resources – again, all within the VLE. From individual and group chat functions to whole class notifications, social learning allows your students and staff to learn from each other


We will create a customised VLE to suit your needs.  If there is a feature you need, just ask. We love a challenge.



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