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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Badges can be awarded by your Lecturer when you meet specific targets or goals  in your module such as participating in or completing an activity.

Badges are not being used to accredit or verify the acquisition of skills and knowledge by students so you will not be able to export their badges to an external backpack in order to demonstrate the acquisition of a skill to an external body.

If your Lecturer is using Badges in Moodle they will provide you information on how you can achieve badges. This guidance outlines how you can view your badges.

 Viewing all badges available on the module

To get an overview of all Badges available on a particular module click on Module menu>>Badges>>Course badges.

This provides a list of Badges and the Description and Criteria required to receive these Badges. If you have not yet been awarded a Badge, the Issued to me section will be blank.


On receipt of a Badge you will be able to review this in the My Latest badge block on the right of your module and from your My profile on the top navigation bar.

 Viewing badges from My Latest badge block

Navigate to the My Latest badges block on the right-hand column of the relevant module to view the Badges awarded in a module. Your Badges will display. Click on a Badge to read the Description and Criteria.

 Viewing badges from My Profile

From the top navigation bar click on My Profile, select My badges

This will display all the Badges awarded to you from different Moodle modules. Click on the badge to review the Description, Criteria and expiration date.






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