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Fully supported tools

This is software that is owned or licensed by BU, supported by IT and available to all staff. Learning Technologists have an in-depth knowledge of the software and its associated best practices and will provide training/support on request.

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Brightspace

Brightspace

Brightspace offers a responsive and personalised learning experience with powerful learning analytics capabilities, integrated social media and advanced video features.

Mahara

Mahara

Students can use e-portfolio to collate journals, media and social resources, that can be shared with tutors, peers and future employers.

Mentimeter

Mentimeter

Find out about Mentimeter, a tool that enables your students to vote using smartphones during a lecture.

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Padlet

Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people can add content for example images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.

Panopto

Panopto

An easy to use video recording, webcasting, and content management system with inside-video search capability.

TED - Get inspired

TED

On the 'Get inspired' page we will be including links to new tools, videos, papers and blogs that may offer you a new or different view on learning in higher education.
Turnitin

Turnitin

Turnitin provides online assignment feedback tools which incorporates text-matching to support academic writing.

uGrade

uGrade

uGrade is BU's name for a peer and self-assessment system, and is a product of Loughborough University and University of Hull.

Zoom

Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing and meeting platform allowing easy collaboration with others when you're working or studying remotely.

Further supported tools

Talis Aspire Reading Lists

Talis Aspire Reading Lists

Talis Aspire Reading Lists is a cloud-based system that enables you to create dynamic and up-to-date reading lists.