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Learning Tools Landscape

There are a number of tools available to you to support your learning teaching and assessment delivery. Advice and guidance is available from Learning Designers in how they can be used, and will be discussed as part of a forthcoming webinar series, preparing for block and blended delivery.

These tools include:


Core tools are institutionally owned and are available for all to use without the need for 'free' or 'trial' accounts.

Use Tool
Learning Environment Brightspace
Feedback and Annotation Brightspace Assignments
Online Lecture / Seminar Delivery

Brightspace Virtual Classroom

Can be used for online lectures, group work, break-out groups

Online Tutorials


Microsoft Teams

(Zoom is not recognised as an appropriate learning tool)

Screen recording / Voiceover Powerpoint

Brightspace Virtual Classroom

Microsoft Stream

Audience Response

Empower your students to ask questions, vote in polls and be a part of the discussion by using a simple Q&A and polling tool available on all devices


Collaborative Whiteboard / webpages

Microsoft Whiteboard

You have access to this service as part of your Office365 suite of apps. Login to office 365 using your University details and find the Whiteboard App in "All Apps".

Interactive Activities




Recommended tools are not institutionally owned and you may be required to create your own account, but they are highly recommended tools.

Use Tool
Screen recording / Voiceover Powerpoint



Social Media