Information Services Division


Live teaching tools

Discover which tools are used by UCL to support live teaching.

Choosing the right platform for live teaching

There are three main platforms available for running live sessions. Find out more about each platform and the advantages and disadvantages of using them for live teaching.


Explore Live teaching tools

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Staff and students can create and access UCL Zoom accounts via single sign-on. Sessions can be created to allow access to both UCL and external participants. Zoom has also been integrated with Moodle. For help with this visit the using Zoom in Moodle wiki page.

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Lecturecast Live

Lecturecast Live is a new addition for the 21/22 Academic year, we will be posting further information on how to schedule and use this service over the next two weeks.

Lecturecast Live will allow for the streaming of lectures in teaching spaces where Lecturecast equipment is currently installed.

The stream will appear within the Moodle module that you schedule and can be viewed by students who are off campus, either in the UK or those based internationally in Term 1. 

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has some features that make it applicable to teaching but there is no Moodle integration available. Currently, Digital Education recommends using Teams for smaller interactive meetings and 1-2-1 sessions, rather than online classes and seminars.

Need help?

If you need assistance using Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom or MS Teams, please raise a ticket with IT Services desk and one of our specialist support teams will be able to help.