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Learning Technology Team

NILE Help, Support & Training

Information for Staff

Other University supported teaching and learning tools

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.

Barco Logo Barco is the wireless presentation tool installed in all teaching and learning spaces at the University. As well as enabling you to project your laptop screen onto the displays in the teaching rooms, it can enable you to run polls and quizzes in the classroom, to take questions from students, and to use a digital whiteboard.

Barco is accessed at:

Log in using your usual University username and password.

Barco is supported by IT Services and the Staff Development team, and full training on Barco is available on the Waterside Teaching Room Training NILE site.

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.

Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form