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NILE & Other Technology Guides

Information for Staff

Other technology guides

As well as the various tools that comprise NILE, the following technologies are also available to staff and students to support teaching and learning at the University.

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is an on demand TV and radio service for education. BoB allows staff and students to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive. The recorded programmes are kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive with all content shared by users across every subscribing institution. Please note that BoB is only available from within the UK.

BoB is accessed at:

Log in using your usual University username and password.

BoB is supported by the Academic Librarians.

LinkedIn Learning Logo

LinkedIn Learning is a library of high-quality online video tutorials. It includes very many self-paced video training courses on almost all software packages used by University of Northampton students, and also offers other courses that focus on the development of academic skills, study skills, digital literacty and various other 'soft skills'.

LinkedIn Learning is accessed at:

Log in using your usual University username and password. More information about how to log in to LinkedIn Learning is available on the University's LinkedIn Learning from UON page.

You can also access and use LinkedIn Learning via the LinkedIn Learning Mobile App.

LinkedIn Learning is supported by the Staff Development team.

Other teaching and learning tools (not supported by the University)

Although not officially supported by the University, staff may find the following tools helpful.

Mentimeter enables you to interact with your students using real-time voting. No installations or downloads are required, it works on mobile devices, and the free version has unlimited audience, with up to 2 question slides, and up to 5 quiz slides

Mentimeter is available from:

You can find out more about Mentimeter on the LearnTech blog: Are you interested in using an interactive online tool to engage your students?

Camtasia Logo Camtasia is video editing and screen recording software for staff who need additional functionality beyond site licensed video tools. More details and costings for Camtasia are available at:

Useful accessibility tools

Although not officially endorsed or supported by the University, staff may find the following accessibility tools helpful.

Natural Reader Text to Speech is a text-to-speech tool that you can use to read text aloud to you.

More information about Natural Reader Text to Speech is available from:

Voice In Voice In is a voice-to-text tool that you can add to Chrome and which can then type the words that you speak. More information about Voice In is available from:

Your web browser also has lots of accessibility features built into it. You can find out more about which browsers to use with NILE, and about their accessibility features on our FAQ: Which browser or app should I use to access NILE?

If you require assistance with NILE, please contact LearnTech Support using the NILE Enquiry Form

If you require assistance with PebblePad, please contact PebblePad Support using the PebblePad Contact Form