Learning Technologies

The use of technology to enhance learning, teaching and assessment is a key aspect of the student experience here at Edinburgh Napier University. As such the University provides and supports a range of learning technologies which can be used to help with learning and teaching delivery depending upon the teaching aims of the module or programme.


Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to a create personalised learning environment.

Online Voting

Classroom voting at Edinburgh Napier University is available via the portable TurningPoint system. This works in conjunction with MS PowerPoint and allows you to present questions to which students respond using electronic handsets or web-enabled devices such as laptops, phones & tablets

Camtasia Relay

Camtasia Relay makes it easy to record your computer’s screen and create recordings using a microphone and webcam.


At the simplest level, Mahara provides users an ePortfolio platform combined with a social networking system. ePortfolio’s are spaces where students can record “evidence of lifelong learning” – such as essays, artwork or other such things they produce that can be stored digitally.

Novi Survey

A web-based survey application to facilitate the gathering and analysis of data from different audiences, both on and off campus.

Online Video Service

All staff may host their academic, support, marketing and informational videos for all audiences on the online video server. Log in using your usual network username and password.

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud applications currently available within the University and full details are available from the staff intranet. You may see this group of applications referred to as the “Creative Design bundle”.