Educational Technologies


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.

  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.

  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.

  iTunes U

What is iTunes U?

iTunes U is City University London's public resource for Videos.

  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.

  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 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.

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  • Access your Reading List
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 Your can access your Reading Lists for your taught modules from Moodle modules.

  1. Click on the link to Reading Lists in the Module Dashboard to access your module reading list.
  2. This will open up your module Reading List in a new tab. Click on the links to the books and journals to access them online or to check availability in the university library.
  3. Click the button to view the reading list as a bibliography. 
  4. Click the button to select alternative referencing options.
  5. Click the button and select an option for exporting the reading list.
  6. Within the Reading List, click  to view the reading list grouped by type or importance, click  to view items of different types, or type in the Filter by author or title box to customise the reading list.
  7. Your lecturers may provide links to relevant readings within a section of your module to ensure that you are accessing the relevant resources at the right time.
  8. These readings will display with the open book icon
  9. Click on the link alongside the Reading Lists icon to view the readings and resources relevant to that particular section.
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