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Digital tools

Throughout your studies here you will engage with a range of digital technologies to support your learning.

This section of the Taught Student Guide provides you with a detailed introduction to some technologies that will use more frequently at Leeds University Business School, and gives you useful links to explore further.

Tools for online classes

There are three applications that your Module Leader may choose to host online classes. Find out more about each using the links below.

Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is Minerva's native online teaching application


Zoom is a popular video communication platform that can be used for education

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a collaboration and communication platform from Microsoft that can be used for group and individual online meetings.

Tools for specialised digital learning

Find out about the broad range of digital learning apps that you will use throughout your degree.


Minerva is the institutional Virtual Learning Environment, it gives you easy access to all your digital learning resources as well as links to essential services such as email, your timetable and much more.

Office 365

Office 365 is Microsoft's suite of productivity applications - find out how to get your five free copies of those applications, as well as how to activate your 5TB of OneDrive cloud storage to support your studies.

Top Hat

Top Hat is the University’s in-class polling tool, enabling you to respond to questions and polls created by teaching staff in physical and online teaching environments.


Gradescope is an assessment platform that is used at the University, and allows you to submit assignments such as handwritten answer sheets and video presentations.

LinkedIn Learning

As a University of Leeds student you have a FREE subscription to LinkedIn Learning – which bridges the gap between the career you want and the skills you need.


The newest tool available to staff and students at the University of Leeds. Padlet allows you to create collaborative boards to collate ideas and develop projects.


PebblePad is an eportfolio tool which allows you to build evidence of your progress throughout your learning journey.

Financial Times

As a University of Leeds student you have a FREE subscription to – giving you access to the latest content of and access to exclusive content such as interactive charts and case studies.


VideoLeeds is the University's video sharing website, allowing you to share content with university staff and students, as well as the wider public.


The pages in the Digital Learning section of this website been devised by the LUBS Enhancement and Innovation Team and are available under creative commons for you to adapt.

Digital Learning by LUBS Enhancement and Innovation Team is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Last updated October 2020.