Nicola Fern

I am an experienced professional, and have been working in the e-learning and education space for over eight years.

What I Do

Moodle, Totara and Blackboard

I have worked extensively with Moodle from versions 2.8 to 3.7, including system administration and configuration and user support management. I am acting as technical lead for an ongoing transition to Totara for one of my current Moodle systems. I also work with Blackboard, acting as an e-learning specialist for courses run jointly with the University of Manchester.

Digital learning transition

I work with subject matter experts and professionals to transition their teaching and materials to online delivery methods. My recently completed MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education from the University of Manchester has provided me with a thorough grounding in the integration of technology with learning design.

Interactive learning design

I use tools such as Articulate Storyline and Rise to create interactive learning - including presentation elements, interactions, quizzing, activities and experiences. Combined with LMS elements, these can provide accessible and trackable chunks of learning.

Creative media and technical skills

My educational experienced is balanced with both creative and technical abilities. Combining graphic design, illustration, video editing, audio and motion graphics using industry-standard tools allows me to produce a wide variety of content. I am also experienced in HTML and CSS editing to ensure web content and LMS look and feel can be well-presented and customised.


Who I have worked with

Fun Facts

Coffee Preference

Moka Pot




Rebel 500


Hair metal