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Technology in the classroom

This section provides practical information about the facilities available within general teaching areas.  Our other pages provide guidance on how you can make the most of technology for learning and teaching, including the use of our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and our e-portfolio system, PebblePad, etc.

There are a number of bookable general teaching areas (GTAs) across the campus; Room Bookings and Audio Visual Services are responsible for the booking and provision of media equipment in these areas. Their web site provides maps of where these areas are and details of their facilities. The University is currently investing in its estate, including general teaching areas.

A number of Learner Support Services PC cluster rooms are bookable for teaching; again, this is done via room bookings; however, students will need usernames and passwords to login to the PCs. If your class is for unregistered students, eg Junior University, LSS Reception - ext 3301 - can supply a PC username for this.

Where laptops are being used for teaching, RoamNet provides the means for connecting to the Internet and connecting to staff filestores.  Audio Visual Services can also provide student response systems for introducing interactivity into larger group teaching.  Please refer to the service level agreement for Audio Visual Services.