1. Learning & teaching
  1. Learning & teaching technologies
  • Learning and teaching technologies

    Find out about the range of technologies available to you for use in your teaching.

    The Digital Education team works collaboratively with academics, professional staff and students to develop their educational practices sustainably, in order to improve educational experiences at the University.

    We believe that strategic, well-planned use of educational technologies can bring learning to life, making it more accessible and offering flexibility to fit students’ lifestyles. From the staff’s perspective, use of digital technologies can also enable shared use of educational resources, make administration more efficient, and support high-quality learning experiences.

    We focus on continuous improvement, development and innovation:

    • Working collaboratively with academic departments, programme teams, course offices and individual lecturers on educational development projects, scoping out potential for innovation, making proposals and evaluating our work
    • Supporting academics, professional staff and students in their day-to-day use of City’s core range of educational technologies
    • Providing the pedagogical lead on the design of City’s learning spaces and the teaching and learning styles that the technologies in them facilitate

    Our educational technologies

    Moodle

    What can I do with it? City’s online learning environment. Enhance the learning experience by providing access to module content, activities and assessment.

    How do I get an account? Your line manager requests an account as part of your IT set-up.

    How do I log in? Go to Moodle. Sign in with your IT username and password.

    NB: Visiting lecturers and external examiners may have to log into Moodle to activate their accounts before being enrolled on a module.

    Moodle guidance

    In-room teaching technologies

    What can I do with it? Present to students in class and at home with our presentation podiums and ISLA hybrid system.

    How do I get an account and how do I log in? Log into any presentation podium with your IT login and password. ISLA requires a Zoom account. See below.

    In-room teaching guidance

    Lecture Capture (Echo 360)

    What can I do with it? Request automatic recordings of lectures and make them available on Moodle.

    How do I get an account? Schedule a recording via the IT Service Portal or access an existing recording in Moodle.

    How do I log in? Log in via Moodle.  Or log in with your City e-mail address at www.echo360.com

    Lecture capture guidance

    Multimedia

    What can I do with it? Multimedia resources can be a great benefit to your teaching, to complement lectures, discussions, and readings.

    How do I get an account? Access to Kaltura mediaspace is part of your IT account. For other systems, see our guidance.

    How do I log in? Via https://mediaspace.city.ac.uk/ or through My Media in Moodle. Log in with your City IT account and password.

    Mulitmedia guidance

    Poll Everywhere

    What can I do with it? Run interactive polls, surveys or competitions in your classroom.

    How do I get an account? Request an account via the IT Service Portal.

    How do I log in? Go to the Poll Everywhere site, log in with your City e-mail and your chosen password.

    Poll Everywhere guidance

    Turnitin

    What can I do with it? Generate similarity reports for assignments and use them to teach students how to properly cite and reference.

    How do I get an account? Access the Feedback Studio via Turnitin assignments in Moodle.  To access Turnitin via the website, request an account via  the IT Service Portal.

    How do I log in? Log in via Moodle.  To access Turnitin via the website, request an account via the IT Service Portal.

    Turnitin guidance

    City Blogs

    What can I do with it? Staff and students can blog about learning, teaching and research activities at City.

    How do I get an account? Your department will subscribe you to shared blogs. Request your own blog via the IT Service Portal.

    How do I log in? Log in with your IT username and password.

    City blogs guidance

    Zoom

    What can I do with it? Present online sessions, with or without video.  You can record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another's screens.

    How do I get an account? City holds an institutional licence for Zoom. You can access it using your City IT login and password.

    How do I log in? Go to https://city.ac.uk/zoom. Select Sign in  You will be directed to the City login page.  Enter your City credentials and select Sign in.  After Sign in you will be directed back to the Zoom portal.

    Zoom staff guide

    Teams

    What can I do with it? Microsoft Teams, part of Office 365. Through your Team, you and your students will have access to Teams Meetings where you can facilitate Virtual Classrooms and a Team, where required, to enable discussion, online student collaboration, group work and communication.

    How do I get an account? It is automatically created as part of your IT account.

    How do I log in? Via Office 365 or download the desktop app. Log in with your City e-mail address.

    Teams guidance

    Further guidance

    Want to find out more about the range of educational technologies available to staff and students at City?

    Go to the Educational Technologies Guidance Website

    Interested in the projects we are currently working on, and those we have recently concluded?

    Read the Learning at City Blog

    If you would like to talk to us about a project proposal please contact your school/service Relationship Lead (see Contact Us).