The redesign which went live on Tuesday (19 June), has seen the site undergo changes in response to "significant advances in technology" since its 2007 launch "and by the enormous change that social media has wrought in the way that news is sources and delivered", according to a press release.
"The new design also brings the website closer to the Academy's portfolio of publicly available websites: BBC College of Production, .co.uk/academy - the news and information site, and .com, the Academy's commercial portal."
The website, which is a useful resource for journalists both working for the broadcaster and externally, is now edited by Matthew Eltringham. In the release he added that by reinforcing the site's purpose it will "share what we have learnt both with journalists in the BBC, and more widely in the UK and around the world."
The release adds: "With a clear and straightforward navigation system, the site offers a unique insight into the skills required of BBC journalists, including writing, researching, interviewing, reporting, use of social media, filming, recording, and broadcasting.
"It covers key editorial issues that arise when covering big national and international stories. It also includes a section, illustrated and examined in interviews with some of the BBC's senior editors, on the fundamental ethics and values that underpin BBC news: truth and accuracy, impartiality, independence, public interest and accountability."
The College's 32 language sites will also be relaunched with the new design in time, with "Chinese, Urdu and Hausa websites due for relaunch later in the year".
According to the latest statistics from the College of Journalism the website sees around 40,000 unique users a month and an average of 80,000 to 90,000 monthly page views.