Information Services

Learning Technology

Learn more about the services and systems available to support the use of technology in learning and teaching.

Information Services provides a wide range of learning technology services which underpin the delivery of the University Learning and Teaching Strategy and support an excellent student experience.

Virtual Learning Environments

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The service pages for the University supported Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs): Learn and Moodle

Assessment and Feedback

Information about Assessment and Feedback tools to use within Learning and Teaching. Services include: Questionmark Perception, Turnitin, GradeMark, WebPA.

Media Hopper Create

Media Hopper Create
Put video at the heart of learning, teaching and public engagement by creating, uploading and editing video. Media Hopper Create is the easy way to make, share, and manage your media assets.

Media Hopper Replay

The University's lecture recording service is called Media Hopper Replay. It is available in most of our largest teaching spaces and is being rolled out to smaller teaching rooms over the coming year. By the start of the 2019/20 academic year, it will be available in around 400 teaching spaces.

Open Educational Resources

Online resources that are available under an open licence, free for others to reuse and remix in their learning and teaching.

Learning Design

Learning design is the process of designing learning experiences, including planning, structuring, and sequencing, through facilitated activities that are student-centred, inclusive and accessible, pedagogically informed and aim to promote better use of technologies in teaching.

Communication and Collaboration

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Services which allow you and your students to communicate and collaborate which may be useful in a teaching and learning context. Services include: Blackboard Collaborate and SMS Text.

Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios are useful tools for providing feedback and gathering evidence of progress from learners. Discover how PebblePad, the digital portfolio platform of the University of Edinburgh, can help you to assess your students and provide feedback in an innovative way.

Electronic voting system

Top Hat is an online voting system used to poll groups of students in a lecture or tutorial session. Students respond via an app or web browser on their own device.

Academic Blogging Service

Explore ways for you to use blogging at the University of Edinburgh by learning more about our Academic Blogging Service.

Survey Tools

Online survey and questionnaire tools for research, evaluation and planning activities.

Learning Analytics

The University is investing in the use of learning analytics for course design, attainment, and improving the student experience.

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