Educational Technologies

  Moodle

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 blogs.city.ac.uk.


  Clickers

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.


  Turnitin

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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A Glossary is a database of terms and definitions that are compiled by members of your class.

Follow the instructions below to contribute to a glossary:

  1. In you Moodle course, locate and click the link to a Glossary Activity that your instructor might have set up.
  2. You will see the name and description of the glossary on the top and a navigation bar with options to Browse by alphabet, Browse by category, Browse by date and Browse by Author.
  3. Click Add a new entry.The Add a new entry page will open.
  4. Type the term in the Concept box and definition in the Definition box (you can also include picture and attachments by clicking the Add button next to Attachment).
  5. Keywords (optional) will assist others to find your concept when searching the glossary. Add any terms you think others might type into the search box.
  6. To spell check your entry, you must have spell checking enabled in your browser. Words with suspect spelling will be underlined in red. To see spelling hints, hold down the CONTROL key and right-click
    on the suspect word.
  7. Click Save changes to add your entry.

Note: Glossaries are often set up not to allow repeat entries, so you may want to search for the concept you intend to add before you try to add it. If you try to enter a concept that already exists, you will see a warning (at top): No duplicates allowed in this glossary.

Source:

  1. https://www.oit.umass.edu/support/moodle/contribute-a-glossary-moodle
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