Built for teachers by teachers
itslearning began life as a computer engineering project at Bergen University College in 1998. A group of students was puzzled by the fact that digital tools and the internet were rarely used in teaching, so for their final-year project, they created a computer program that would help connect teachers and students.
The goal was to create a place online where teachers could share resources and files, and students could complete and hand-in assignments. The result was the first version of the itslearning platform.
The group got a ‘Pass’ for the assignment (it could only be graded as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’), but more importantly, the system was an instant hit. In fact, Bergen University College liked it so much, they became itslearning’s first customer!