visit from Mark – NZ

Quite interesting the way they heads up the type of tool. For instance, Core Tool, Custom Tools Layer, Edge Layer.

This isn’t to far away from what we have, but it could allow us to include more externally hosted solutions – see the end. I’ll be adding this over the next few days on our web site.

Section 1: University wide tools

Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment)
Confluence (Wiki)
Learning Materials Filestore (File repository and podcaster)
SMS (edutxt)
TurningPoint (Audience Response System)

Section 2: Tools in pilot or project phases

If you would like more information about the following tools and how they might enhance your teaching and learning then please email

e-Learning Authoring Tools (e-tutorials)
Megameeting (Desktop Conferencing)

Section 3: Over the edge

The following tools are used by members of the e-learning team and we have considerable expereince in using them with teaching and learning. However, they are not supported and in most cases they are hosted outside of the University. If you use these tools you are strongly recommended to be aware of the issues of using off site, 3rd party software. For more information, see the University of Edinburgh’s Web 2.0 Guidelines (

The tools include;

  • Social Bookmarking – Diigo, Delicious
  • Social networking – Twitter, Ning

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