After an initial stage focused primarily on secondary schools’ technical equipment, the Essonne department began working on deployment of a VLE “based on the solution used by the Île-de-France Region”, whose integration was entrusted to ATOS.  The project began in January 2012 for a planned duration of four years.  Atos, as integrator, is joined by Completel, the telecom operator in charge of secondary schools’ access network migration.  The Essonne Department selected WebServices for Education for overall management of the project, the running and monitoring of evaluations, the deployment of the solution into schools (service scheduled to open in September 2012), technical and functional assistance, communication, training and change management.