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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This page will show you how to submit a Moodle video or audio assignment from a file on your computer.
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1

Choose assignment

Select your assignment on Moodle.

2

Select Add media submission

Once you are in your assignment submission area choose the Add media submission button.

3

View available files in My Media

A new window will appear displaying all files available in your 'My Media' area. You can choose Select next to the relevant file if it is already available in this area, or choose Add New > Media upload to browse and upload a different file.

4

Browse for assignment file

Click Choose a file to upload to browse your computer for your assignment file.

5

Preview file


Add a file name in the Name box if you want to (otherwise it will use the existing file name), click Save and then Back to browse and embed.

6

Select your file

The file will now be available at the top of your media list. Click Select to choose it as your assignment submission. 

7

Checking your file

Your assignment file will now appear in the video assignment submission area. If you are happy that the file is correct, click Submit media. If you want to change the file, click Replace media and repeat Steps 3-6.

8

Confirmation

After clicking Submit media, you will see ‘Success, your assignment has been submitted’. Click Continue.

NOTE: there are no email confirmations for video and audio assignments but if you return to the Assignment submission area, you can preview the submitted file.

9

Replacing submission

After submitting, if you wish to make changes, your lecturer may have given the option to allow submissions to be replaced up until the deadline, in this case you should be able to select the Replace media button to upload a different file - follow Steps 3-7 to do this. If the Replace media button is greyed out, please contact your course office or lecturer to ask if you may be allowed to replace your submission.


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