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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  • Participate in a Choice activity
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The Choice activity allows students to select one option from a choice of multiple responses. This can be useful tool for your Lecturer to set a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic or to enable you to vote on module issues. Choice can be set up to allow you to choose only one or one or more options.

  1. Click on the link to Choice from your module

  2. Choice activities that allow you to select only one option will have options with a radio button.

  3. Choice activities that allow you to select more than one option will display the options with checkboxes.

  4. Make your choice by clicking the appropriate radio button or checkbox(es) and click Save my choice.

    Your Lecturer can choose to apply different settings to a Choice activity. Depending on the settings applied, you might be able to:

    • Change your Choice after saving by clicking Remove my choice and making a new selection and clicking Save my choice.
    • See choices made by your peers prior to or after making your own choice. 

    Please note that these settings will not be available in all Choice activities. Please check with your Lecturer if you have any questions regarding the Choice activity.

  5. If you do not make a choice in the time specified by your lecturer, he/she is able to make a choice for you.



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