Activity & Content Tools

Essential

Moodle (VLE)

The Virtual Learning Environment delivers course content, such as individual lecture notes, or even complete sets of course content, and the module syllabus over the web.

Turnitin (Plagiarism detection service)

The Plagiarism detection service is a cloud-based solution which is integrated with the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) 

Mentimeter 

Mentimeter allows you to engage and interact with your target audience in real-time

Allowed & Supported

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts is a streaming service like BBC iPlayer for further and higher education. You can watch, record, edit programmes into clips, create playlists and embed clips into Moodle as well as share what you are watching with other users of the service

Allowed (Not Supported)

LinkedIn Learning (formally Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (formally Lynda.com) is an online education 3rd party website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.

YouTube

A free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. Provides the ability to create and upload your own videos to share with others.

Video & Webinar Tools

Essential

Panopto

Panopto is a leading solution for the capture and playback of lectures. Panopto is used in universities across the world to securely capture lectures, broadcast events, deliver training and to serve old media for new uses.

Allowed (Not Supported)

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect can be used to support remote or distance learners. It offers full web conferencing facilities, resource and desktop sharing, voting, group work and chat communication.

Camtasia

Camtasia is a video editing and screen recording application, which integrates into PowerPoint, and is also ideal for creating simple tutorial videos.

Vimeo

A free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. Provides the ability to create and upload your own videos to share with others.

Presentation and Collaboration Tools

Allowed & Supported

Microsoft Office suite (inc. Office365)

The Microsoft Office Suite is a set of interrelated desktop applications providing word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and communication tools.

OneDrive for Business (Office365)

OneDrive is a cloud based storage platform which integrates into both Microsoft Office 365 and all Windows, Mac and mobile device editions of the software, meaning that files can be accessed almost anywhere and anytime.

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is a communication tool which integrates the current staff e-mail and calendar system with instant messaging, computer / mobile device audio or video conferencing.

Allowed (Not Supported)

GOEsend

GOEsend is a secure way to share large files with anyone! Logon to upload your files or invite people to send you a file.

Referencing Tools

Allowed & Supported

Endnote Basic

EndNote is reference management software that assists the process of manually collecting and curating your research materials and formatting bibliographies.

Mendeley

Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

Feedback Tools

Essential

Evasys

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Allowed & Supported

Online surveys (formally BOS)

Online surveys (formerly BOS) is a powerful, easy to use tool that allows academics to develop, deploy, and analyse surveys via the Web.

Allowed (Not Supported)

Unitu

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e-Portfolios and Blogs

Allowed & Supported

Blogs

The University Blog Service exists to provide centrally-supported hosting for blogs covering any aspect of University business (in its widest sense).

e-Portfolio (Mahara)

Mahara can be used to create an online collection of reflections and digital artefacts (such as documents, blogs, resumes, multimedia, hyperlinks).

Administration, Curriculum Design and Support Systems

Essential

Banner Web
Personal Tutor System
Attendance Monitoring System

Allowed & Supported

Map My Assessment (MMA)

MMA is tool used for curriculum design and is required as a core part of TESTA and Programme Review.

Business Objects