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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The Quiz activity enables your lecturers to design and build quizzes consisting of a large variety of question types, including multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions.

You will receive a score for the quizzes you complete, and will often be able to access feedback. The score you receive may or may not contribute to your overall mark for the module. The Quiz could be timed, contain randomised questions or be completed once or many times. All these settings are up to the Module Leader - so when taking a Quiz, make sure you follow the instructions.

The Quiz activity in Moodle has a number of different question types and your Quiz may contain a variety of question types including multiple choice, true-false, text input and calculation questions.

Completing a Quiz

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  • Click on the link to the Quiz title from your module homepage.
  • Read the instructions carefully before you begin the Quiz.
  • Click Attempt the quiz now to start.
  • If the Quiz has a time limit or only allows one attempt you will get a warning message where you can confirm that you are ready to undertake the Quiz.
  • Click OK if you are ready to take the Quiz or Cancel if you plan on returning to the Quiz at another time.
  • If there is a time limit on the Quiz a floating timer window is shown with a countdown on theleft hand side of the screen (this time displays the whole time given for the entire quiz and not for individual questions).
Confirm attempt
  • Confirm and start the attempt.
  • Read the questions and answer options thoroughly. Select the correct answer in the case of multiple choice and true or false questions.
  • You may be required to write an answer for other question options.

  • Your questions may be laid out on one page or over a number of pages. Use the page numbers in the Quiz Navigation to move onto the next page.
  • You can change your answer as many times as you wish before you submit your answers.
  • If your Quiz is displayed over multiple pages you can use the page numbers to move back and forward through your pages.

The quiz can be also organised in sections. Each section will have a section heading shown in the navigation menu.

  • There could be some questions that are conditional on others. These will appear graded out in the navigation menu and a message saying "This question cannot be attempted until the previous question has been completed." will be displayed instead of the question.
  • To be able to see it, you will need to answer the previous question.

  • You can flag a question if you want to come back to it later.
  • Once you have completed the Quiz click Submit all and finish.
  • You will receive a message asking you to confirm if you are sure you want to submit your answers.
  • Click on Submit all and finish to confirm.

If the Quiz is timed and you do not finish before the allocated time elapses your attempt will be submitted automatically with whatever answers have been completed within the time limit.

Reviewing a Quiz

Feedback and grades can be released at different times by your module leaders. If the Quiz is being used for assessment then you will have to wait until after the deadline to access your feedback.

  1. Once feedback is available you can view this and review your answers by clicking on the link to the Quiz from the module homepage.
  2. Click on the Review option to review your answers.
  3. If the questions were displayed over multiple pages you might find it easier to review the questions and answers by clicking Show all questions on one page.

The correct and incorrect answers and feedback will appear for each question.

  1. Once you have finished reviewing the questions, answers and feedback click on Finish Review.

Please note In accordance with City, University of London policy, any marks received are provisional, subject to consideration by the Assessment board and approval by Senate.

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