Department of Technology Enhanced Learning

Learning and teaching tools


SurreyLearn is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a secure online environment which can be used in a wide variety of ways to enhance learning and teaching.


Grademark is an online assessments tool offered within Turnitin. This cloud based solution to online marking can facilitate the student learning experience by allowing personalised feedback, presented consistently and effectively via its user friendly interface.


The considered use of technology can benefit the assessment process in a number of significant ways, helping to make the process more efficient for staff and enhancing this key aspect of the learning experience for students.

Panopto (lecture capture)

Panopto is an easy to use industry standard lecture capture system available to all academic staff at Surrey.

Electronic voting system

Electronic voting systems (EVS) enablie academics to rapidly collect, display and evaluate student responses to questions posed during class.


An ePortfolio (eP) is an electronic collection of evidence that tracks the users learning journey over time allowing them to share and reflect on learning experiences.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is web conferencing software that enables real-time audio and video communication, interactive online text chat, sharing of documents and use of a shared whiteboard all within a single environment.

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on-demand TV and radio service used by over 120 educational institutions, allowing staff and students to record programmes broadcast by over 65 free-to-air channels and search the extensive archive.


Padlet is a free web application which can be used to brainstorm, create and share ideas between multiple users. For teaching and learning it is especially useful to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Explain Everything (Pencasts)

Explain Everything allows users to draw, write, voice record, insert images and text, all on top of a presentation, with the collaborative and interactive whiteboard for iPad and tablet.

Online toolkit

There are many more free web applications that academics can use in their teaching practice. We've put together a few examples.