Digital Platforms and Tools

Digital Platforms and Tools

From our main Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas, to Microsoft Teams and SpatialChat to support collaboration and conferencing approaches, the institution also provides core supported tools for activities such as lecture capture and video recording, polling, student response, peer assessment, e-portfolios, group work, & accessibility.


RE-DIRECT - Canvas Canvas


The University's Virtual Learning Environment, a key digital tool to support our Hybrid Active Learning approach.

RE-DIRECT - Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams and Office 365 for Learning and Teaching.

NEW - SpatialChat Spatialchat


The University of Liverpool can now facilitate flexible, multi-purpose digital learning and events using the online platform, SpatialChat.


We distinguish three kinds of technologies depending on what support and institutional license is available for them:

  • Core supported technologies (by typeA-Z ): institutionally licensed and fully supported;
  • Networked or Integrated technologies into core systems, but not fully licensed or supported; this also includes systems which are bought under departmental license and are available to particular departments or programmes of study.
  • Recognised technologies: not licensed or supported institutionally, but recognised as potentially useful for education.

Our Centre for Innovation in Education (CIE) team is happy to support you with core technologies through guidance, resources and workshops. Do contact us with such requests and check our upcoming events. We are sometimes able to provide guidance on networked/integrated or recognised technologies. We also facilitate networks and communities of practice within the University to share practice about educational uses of technologies.