The problem with the VLE sometimes is that practitioners often use it merely as a glorified content repository and not much more.
So how do you get practitioners to use the VLE more?
These can take time, and time is sometimes not always available.
One way is to get the practitioners from a particular curriculum area to attend a session on features of the VLE. This session should be not too long, a hour is certainly practical. Within the session various functions of the VLE are demonstrated and a short explanation on a learning or administrative problem that it solves.
All the practitioners then choose at least one feature that they will use with their learners on one of their courses. Features could include voting, feedback, discussion forum, photo gallery.
They will then report back (say in a team meeting) on the impact and outcome of using this functionality, before choosing the next feature, and so on… They may want to involve their learners in this process too.
This is about moving the responsibility of using the VLE to the practitioner, and their continuing personal development in the use of the VLE.