What is Moodle?
Moodle is the online Virtual Learning Environment used at City University.
It enables staff to provide students with access to online course materials, resources, interactive activities, assessment and communication tools.
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.
What is Adobe Presenter?
Adobe Presenter is a tool that allows you to narrate your PowerPoint presentations, add in formative quiz questions, and deliver the recording on Moodle via a web link.
What are City Blogs?
City Blogs is the blogging system for staff and students and is accessed via blogs.city.ac.uk.
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.
What is Lecture Capture?
Lecture capture allows you to record your teaching sessions and publish the recordings to your students via Moodle. Lecture capture typically records the computer screen and your voice, with an optional small video recording of the front of the room.
Many lecturers choose to record their lectures to give their students extra learning materials which can help them revise ahead of assessments. The recordings are also useful for students with learning difficulties, or who speak English as a second language, as they can go back and listen again at their own pace. Lecture capture recordings are intended to supplement, rather than replace, face-to-face teaching.
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.
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 after it's been submitted. Turnitin can also be used formatively to help students learn about the importance of good academic practices and good referencing.
Tell me more about Video and Audio in Education?
There are a range of technologies available to enable production of video and audio resources. You can find support around these technologies via the Multimedia and Innovation Learning Lab (MILL).