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.

Learning technology, accessibility and the Learn Ultra upgrade

The University is committed to accessibility and creating an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in the mainstream of university life.  This includes making our teaching resources and use of learning technology as accessible as possible.

Find out how to use learning technology to help ensure your courses are inclusive and accessible: Learning technology and accessibility

Find out more about the Learn Ultra upgrade, a more accessible and responsive virtual learning environment (VLE) service: Learn Ultra Upgrade

Learning Technology and Accessibility

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How to use learning technology to help ensure your courses are inclusive and accessible.

Learning Technology Training

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Find out how we can help you make the most of technologies for learning, teaching and assessment. Our team provide specialist support and guidance including training, pedagogy-focussed workshops, and engagement events.

Virtual Learning Environments

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

VLE Excellence

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As part of improving the student digital experience, the University is investing in improvements to our Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) over the next few years. We invest in our physical teaching spaces to make sure they are highly accessible, easy to use and that we have the capacity we need. The VLE Excellence programme is about making a similar investment in our virtual teaching spaces.

Assessment and Feedback

Information about Assessment and Feedback tools to use within Learning and Teaching.

Media Hopper Replay (Lecture Recording)

The University's lecture recording service is called Media Hopper Replay. It is available in most of our largest and many of our smaller teaching spaces, over 300 in total.

Media Hopper Create (Media Management)

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.

Virtual Classroom

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Services which allow you and your students to communicate and collaborate.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are any type of educational materials that are available under an open license, 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.

Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios allow students to record evidence of their learning and bring it together in a shareable format. Discover how PebblePad, the digital portfolio tool supported by Information Services, can help tutors to assess their students and provide feedback in an innovative way.

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

Academic Blogging Service

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

Survey Tools

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


Noteable is a centrally supported service offering a platform to access coding environments, such as Python and R, with Jupyter notebooks. It is available to use by teaching staff as a course tool in Learn.

Online Course Production

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The Online Course Production Service (OCPS) offers support for development of professional, high quality digital education, from project planning and learning design to media production and marketing.

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