This page contains links to the main information pages for the tools that we support at the University of Bath.  On most pages, there is a link to a separate page of FAQs, where you should be able to find the answer to the most common queries raised.  We are continuing to improve and expand these pages in response to your feedback.

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Audio Visual (AV) in teaching rooms

What is it? At the University of Bath, many General Teaching Area (GTA) rooms are designed for the effective use of Audio Visual (AV). Teaching sessions, presentations, and video conferencing are all situations in which AV can be deployed. The

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What is it? Blogs are online platforms that allow users to write and publish material to the internet.  Blogging is the act of writing regularly to such a platform where posts are presented in reverse chronological order so that the

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Electronic Polling

What is it? Polling software allows learners to participate in real time polling activities using a mobile device, tablet or computer. TurningPoint is a type of polling software that can operate from within or outside of PowerPoint, making it suitable

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Screenshot of Mahara login screen.


What is it? An e-portfolio is an online collection of reflections and digital artefacts (such as documents, images, blogs, resumés, multimedia, hyperlinks and contact information). Learners and staff can use an e-portfolio to demonstrate learning, skills and development and record

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Lecture Capture

Preparing Re:View (Panopto) for the 2021-22 academic year The terms of the new Teaching Capture Policy, which was approved by Senate in April 2021, mean that the University must make some changes to how data is stored and processed in Re:View. As

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A screenshot of UoB MOOC courses.


What are they? According to the Oxford Dictionary, a Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) is defined as: “a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people.” The MOOCs offered at Bath

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What is it? Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used at Bath. It is essentially a website that facilitates the delivery of content and activities to students, through the provision of a range of built in tools and functions.

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Office 365

Microsoft 365What is it? Microsoft 365 is a Microsoft subscription service that includes access to Microsoft applications and online productivity services, as well as business services such as web conferencing, hosted email, and online storage. Commonly used Microsoft 365 applications

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Vivi Wireless Screen Mirroring

What is it? Vivi is a piece of equipment installed in teaching rooms at the University of Bath. It allows you to wirelessly project from any device to the main screen. The Vivi box is a small unit that fits

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What is it? Urkund is an online text-matching service which checks electronic, text based submissions against a large database of material (including journal articles, websites and other student submissions) and produces a scored originality report for each piece of work.

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Xerte – Online Learning Authoring Tool


What is it? Xerte Online Toolkits (or Xerte, usually pronounced Zertee) is an interactive content creation tool for making web-based learning objects, without the need for programming skills. The University has its own installation of this software which is available

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Zoom meetings are designed to be highly collaborative, giving attendees the ability to use audio and video, share their screen, and annotate in a live, interactive environment.

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