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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Activities and resources in Moodle can be restricted according to conditions set by your Lecturer. This means that you might only be able to access a particular activity on a certain date, if you belong to a specific group or if you have received a passing grade in a Quiz or completed a Forum activity. This enables lecturers to personalise content to students.

Conditional activities/resources can only be accessed when a set of  conditions is met. For instance, to access the final assignment you may need to complete a Quiz or to participate in a Forum.

Conditional activities are grayed out when the conditions haven't beet met. Underneath the activity you'll find what you need to do in order to access it. The following two examples show how conditional activities look and how to interpret the restrictions:


This example shows a Lesson which is grayed out.

You can only access this lesson if you belong to Group2.

In this example, to access Assignment 1, you'll need to:

  • achieve the required score in Quiz 1 OR in New Quiz


  • achieve the required score in Quiz 2.

Pay attention when you find nested conditions (indented):

  • If the indented conditions are after "Any of" it means that you need to meet only one of the conditions to access the activity.
  • If the conditions are after "All of", you must meet all the conditions in order to access the activity.
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