Educational Technologies


What is Moodle?

Moodle is the online learning environment used at City.

It enables staff to provide students with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools.

  Adobe Connect

What is Adobe Connect?

Adobe Connect is an online collaboration tool where users interact with audio, video and chat, and can share files and screen activities.

  Adobe Presenter

What is Adobe Presenter?

Adobe Presenter is a tool that allows you to narrate your PowerPoint presentations, add in formative quiz questions, and deliver online.

  City Blogs

What are City Blogs?

City Blogs is the blogging system for staff and students and is accessed via


What are Clickers/Electronic Voting Handsets?

Clickers provide a fun way to encourage active participation from your audience, gather feedback and easily gauge group-wide understanding.

Participants respond to questions posed during a PowerPoint presentation by pressing a button on their clicker. Responses are instantly displayed within the PowerPoint presentation.

  Lecture Capture

What is Lecture Capture?

Lecture capture allows you to record teaching sessions and publish the recordings via Moodle. Lecture capture typically records the computer screen and your voice, with an optional small video recording of the front of the room.


What is MediaSpace?

Kaltura MediaSpace is the university's video and audio hosting platform. It is like an institutional Vimeo/YouTube system which lets staff create, upload, store and publish video and audio files, for use in teaching, for publicity and promotion, and student guidance.

  Podium Technology (Pods)

What is Podium Technology (Pods)?

The Podiums are the technology supplied at the front of lecture and seminar rooms.

The AV podium, or 'pod', is a purpose-built unit that houses various lecture room technology including a Windows PC, Sympodium (PC screen/interactive pen display), visualiser, cables for laptop connection, DVD/VHS player and audio cassette deck.


What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is most commonly used to assist in the detection of academic misconduct (such as plagiarism or collusion) in an assignment. Turnitin provides a report on text matches between the student assignment and content held in the Turnitin databases. Turnitin can also be used formatively to help students learn about the importance of good academic practices and good referencing.

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This site has been compiled to support the enhancement of teaching and learning experiences at City, through the integration of technology. Compiled by educational technologists in LEaD, you will find areas with specific and more general information, spanning a wide range of technologies and their uses. This site has both student and staff areas.

This site is produced by the Educational Technology Team (ETT). If you have any related suggestions or queries please contact

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