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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  1. Go to:
  2. Select the Login button from the top right of the page.
  3. Enter your Username (e.g. abcd123), Password and click Login.


The My Moodle homepage provides a list of the modules you are enrolled on and information related to these modules.

All the current modules you are enrolled on are listed under the Modules block. Click on the School or Service category to view the modules within that category. Alternatively click Expand all.

The module list can be filtered by Year and/or Period to help you find relevant modules. Click on the drop down menus to select a specific year or period. The default setting displays the current year. Please note that the filter is persistent so if you set your Filter by Year to 2015-16 and log off, the next time you login your filter will continue to display only modules from 15-16. You will need to change the Filter by Year to 2016-17 to find modules for this academic year.

To help you recognise when a filter has been applied a message appears saying Filtered Modules.



You can choose to add your most regularly accessed modules to the Favourites block for ease of access. Click theicon on the right hand side of the module to add it to this list.

To search for modules start typing in the name of the module in the Find a Module input field and select the relevant result.

The Activity Feed and Upcoming Events Blocks provide recent updates from your modules and information about upcoming events.

The top navigation bar offers different methods of navigation within Moodle. Click on the My Moodle link to navigate back to the My Moodle page. Use the My Modules menu to navigate to your modules and you can filter these modules by academic year. A Favourites menu will appear if you add modules to the Favourites block.

Modules from 2012-13 and/or earlier, if available to you, are under the My Modules menu at the top navigation bar. Select - 12-13 and earlier from the drop-down menu.



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