Staff Resources

View the guidance below on the main TEL supported systems for staff: 

The Blackboard Manual

Access the manual for help and information in using the University’s main VLE, for course content, tools and assessment. Need access to a new course? See the guidance.

The Turnitin Manual

View the full workflow of setting up a new Turnitin assessment within Blackboard, manage submissions, and add and release grades and feedback.

The Collaborate Manual

Go to Blackboard’s guide to using the Collaborate virtual classroom. Find out how to get started and moderate sessions.

The Panopto Manual

View guidance on using the Panopto video hosting platform. Learn how to upload video, edit video and set up student video assessment.

The PebblePad Manual

Access the PebblePad system, upload files and evidence and edit content in a Portfiolio or Workbook. Complete a request form for a new workspace.

Student Resources

View the guidance for students below on Blackboard, Turnitin, Panopto and PebblePad.

The Blackboard VLE

Learn about Blackboard – the system used to deliver most academic course content at the University.

Collaborate Virtual Classroom

View the video introduction to the live online classroom, available inside all Blackboard courses. 

You can also access the full documentation on Collaborate, provided by Blackboard.


Use Turnitin to check your references and submit work for assessment.

Turnitin Frequently Asked Questions

Access further information on understanding the Turnitn Similarity Report.

Turnitin Feedback

Finding feedback and grades for Turnitin assessments.

Avoiding Plagiarism

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

Introduction to PebblePad

Finding feedback and grades for Turnitin assessments.

Panopto Video

The Panopto platform hosts video content for your courses, as well as allowing you to record and upload your own videos for assessment.