Aim

To reward exemplary software and content for the higher education sector.

Product types

Digital learning resources and content including online and offline products designed to support and enhance curriculum delivery and/or skills development in the higher education sector. This category is for products covering all areas of the curriculum. This category is for paid for resources.

Focus

Students in the higher education sector.

Criteria

Products will be judged against the following measures (where appropriate for the category/product):

  • Distinction and innovation
  • Suitability/fit for purpose (i.e. does it match the curriculum)
  • Inclusivity, digital accessibility and usability
  • GDPR compliance
  • Online safety
  • Breadth of evidence and research
  • Customer support
  • Value for money

Entries will be marked down if

  • Pricing details are not supplied
  • Login details are not supplied or do not work
  • Products are offline or unavailable at time of judging
  • If you wish to save your entry and come back to it at a later date then press the "save for later" button below right. You will then receive an email with a link which you can click on to return to your entry form.

    In case of technical difficulties entrants are advised to save a version of their core entry in word prior to submitting.

  • Name and contact details of person submitting entry

  • (If you are a PR/marketing company working on behalf of an entrant, please use the entrant company name)
  • Product details

  • Web based entries only

  • Please provide a brief summary of product and how it is designed to be used (For example, is it learner-led, or integrated with classroom teaching, or does it support planning for leaders and managers? (max. 500 words)
  • Eligibility of products

  • If you have previously entered a product for a Bett Award, please outline what has changed since the last submission. Please note only products that are substantially different will be considered. Please upload proof of this in the upload facility at the bottom of the page. Please note there is a maximum of 5mb of uploads allowed for the whole of your entry.
  • Product Description: (1,000 words max)

  • Please provide a synopsis of the major features and benefits of the product and how the entry meets the criteria. Please explain here the unique attributes and major points of differentiation and innovation of the product, and its application.
  • Price: (200 words max)

  • Although cost-effectiveness will be judged in terms of educational aims and not just the price, please include the price of the product entered. Price information should take account of the range of potential users of the product (for example, a single user, 10 users or an entire institution). Ongoing costs of upgrades and any technical support costs should also be included. (failure to include pricing details will result in the entry being marked down).
  • Installation Details

  • Please give details about how a customer would usually receive the login/activation information for your product, for example registration email.
  • Installation and Support: Please describe the following in no more than 500 words.
    • Who is expected to install the product?
    • Does your product require audits/installation or training? How are these obtained and are they included in the standard cost of the product?
    • Level of support offered with product
    • If your product relies on this third party utilities, software or products, how would you ensure that the customer could obtain these?
  • Supporting Material

    Applicants may upload one piece of supporting material, of no more than 5mb.

    Please note that the attachment will not be saved by the "SAVE & CONTINUE" feature - add the attachment when your entry is complete and you wish to submit your entry.

  • Max. file size: 5 MB.
  • SUMMARY - 200 WORDS MAX

    In the event of your submission being shortlisted we will publish a 200 word summary of your submission on our website. Please write the summary below keeping in mind that any results or other sensitive information may end up in the public domain.

  • Payment

  • Entry forms are accepted on receipt of your credit card payment – a link will follow when you submit your entry.
  • Price per entry into this category is £230 plus VAT for BESA members, £260 plus VAT for non BESA members.
  • (for EU companies outside the UK who do not wish to be charged VAT on their entry fee)