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Blackboard is the University of Worcester’s primary Virtual Learning Environment. All courses use Blackboard to host information, resources and, in most cases, assessments.

Collaborate Virtual Classroom is a plugin within the Blackboard VLE that enables tutors to deliver lectures or one-to-one tutorials remotely. The video below will show you how to access and use Collaborate.


Turnitin is a plugin within Blackboard enables students to submit work electronically, and for it to be assessed and moderated by staff and examiners. Turnitin can also be used for plagiarism detection purposes and provides students with an Originality Report for each piece of work they upload.

There are a number of resources available to students to support them with electronic assignment submission:

Submitting to Turnitin Tutorial

This video will guide students through the process of submitting an assignment through Turnitin.

Guide to Interpreting the Similarity Report

Turnitin have put together this online guide for students looking for further information about interpreting their Similarity Report.

Interpreting Feedback

The video below provides students with an overview of interpreting their marks and feedback in Turnitin.

Resources to Avoid Plagiarism

The University of Worcester Library Services offers a range of study skills support on their website, including advice and guidance around plagiarism.


PebblePad is the University’s e-portfolio system and all staff and students have their own account which can be used for recording personal development and continuing professional development activities.

Access the Pebblepad guide

Introduction to using PebblePad

The video below provides students with an introduction to the basics of using PebblePead, including accessing the system, finding and editing your resources, saving your work and logging out.