IT and Library Services


A 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.

Activity and Content Tools - Essential


Moodle is the university's online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is an environment for supporting and mediating learning activity including storing course materials, such as documents and video, assignments, feedback, wikis, and even quizzes.

Key Service Information

Features and Benefits

  • The Moodle platform can be accessed worldwide

It provides a set of assessment tools, such as:

  • Individual and group assessment creation
  • A submissions area and notifications
  • Self-marking
  • Anonymous marking and feedback tools. These include a grade book for generating and calculating results, and 'my feedback' for recording comments.

Supports communication with students by providing:

  • On-Line Forums
  • On-Line Chat
  • Personal messaging


Moodle is available via the Portal, or by going to

The service is available to all members of university staff and students


    Support hours:

    09.00 - 17.00 weekdays other than University and Bank Holidays

    User service issues:

    Any dissatisfaction with the service should be addressed in the first instance to the IT Service Desk:
    Telephone: 020 8331 7555, visit the IT Service Desk pages or you may also submit a query online

Help & further information

Support: How do I's and other issues.

  • Please contact the IT Service Desk

Help Documentation: Provided by IT and Library & EDU

Other relevant information can be found in:

IT and Library website