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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A workshop is a tool for peer and self-assessment.  This page describes how to participate in a workshop.


Workshop phases

The workflow for the Workshop activity has five phases. The typical workshop activity can cover days or even weeks. The lecturer will switch the activity from one phase to another.
The typical workshop follows a straight path from Setup to, Submission, Assessment, Grading/Evaluation, and ends with the Closed phased.


Setup phase

In this initial phase, the lecturer sets up the activity, Workshop participants cannot do anything.

Submission phase

submission phase

 Once the submission phase starts, you can submit your work. Usually, workshops have a deadline date for submissions. The submission page will allow you to upload your work if the date is valid (after the submission phase started and before the deadline).

Assessment phase

In this phase, you will assess the submissions allocated to you for the review. You might have to assess several works of your peers. You usually be provided with clear instructions and a series of criteria to grade, it's important to read them carefully to be as accurate as possible with your evaluation.

The assessment form usually requires a grade and a comment on each aspect. Comments are an important feedback for your peers.

Grading evaluation phase

In this phase, final grades are calculated for submissions and for assessments. You cannot modify your submissions or your assessments in this phase anymore.

Close workshop

Closed workshop Whenever the Workshop is being switched into this phase, the final grades calculated in the previous phase are pushed into the course Gradebook.This will result in the Workshop grades appearing in the Gradebook and in the workshop. Participants may view their submissions, their submission assessments and eventually other published submissions in this phase



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