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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Navigating My Moodle

My Moodle (my modules, favs, filter and info, activity feed, upcoming events)

User menu and Profile

Navigating in a module

Resources, Activities and Blocks

My Module (module menu grades, participants)




Gives you access to important events and dates in your module and you can use it to input your deadlines.

Restrict Access and Course Completion

Top FAQs
 I've forgotten my Moodle password

Contact the IT helpdesk on 020 7040 8181

 How do I get access to my Moodle modules?

Contact your course administrator and they will be able to enrol you on to the required modules.

 How do I report a problem with Moodle?

If you are experiencing a technical issue with Moodle that is not covered by these FAQs please contact your School Educational Technologist. When contacting them please remember to provide as much information as possible regarding the issue, including the names of modules your query may relate to or any error messages you are receiving.

If you need guidance on how to use Moodle please view the guidance within this site for help. You can contact your School Educational Technologist for further training and support.

 I've figured out the basics, but how do I learn more about Moodle?

You can contact your School Educational Technologist to discuss your options and the training available to you. Additionally, the Learning Development Centre is here to support you in implementing and developing your approach to teaching and researching, both when you want to incorporate technologies as well as when you don't.

One way of developing your interests is to attend some of the seminars and sessions we run throughout the academic year, covering a broad range of topics. Email to find out more about how we can support you.





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