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Teaching and learning resources


Blackboard is a tool used by many lecturers to share course content with you. Items most commonly shared in this way are lecture slides, examples and reading lists. Some lecturers will expect/recommend you to print these slides to make notes on during lectures.

Many lecturers will keep blackboard content updated regularly and it can provide a concise and reliable source of information on your course and what is expected from you in your reports and essays

Further information can be found here:


This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers


BoB National

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.

BoB National is available from

BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

To log into BoB National:

  • Go to and click on "Log in"
  • Start typing "Southampton" in the filter box and select "University of Southampton" from the list.
  • Enter your University username and password.

The first time you use the site you will be asked to enter your email address and to accept the terms of the site. You will not be asked to do this step again.

You may now browse the site and request up to five recordings per day.

For further information please see: (You will be prompted to log in)

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers

Common learning spaces (CLS)

Across the University campuses, there are many centrally-bookable teaching spaces, ranging from classrooms catering for small groups to large lecture theatres accommodating hundreds at a time.

Common Learning Space teaching rooms are equipped with computers, projectors, visualisers, microphones and speakers. The CLS Guide provides concise advice to help tutors use this equipment as well as instructions on connecting their own laptop or mobile device. Further information can be found here: Common Learning Spaces

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students, Researchers


Media streaming and Panopto

Panopto is the University Lecture Capture system. It also hosts all our internal streaming videos.

Staff can record their lecture in a lecture theatre or record a session in their office, home or on the go.

Further information about Panopto can be found here.

This service is relevant to: Staff, Researchers

Online Timetable


The Online Timetable is a web application that allows students and staff to be able to view personal teaching timetables. The application is accessible via SUSSED (except for Winchester School of Art). 

Further information can be found here: Viewing your timetable 

This service is relevant to: Staff, Students


Public workstation rooms

You have access to approximately 1,700 public workstations within rooms on all campuses and in most halls of residence.

You may login and use these machines, using your University username and password. These PCs have an extensive software portfolio and a selection of printers, scanners, CD and DVD writers.

Some of the rooms are designated Common Learning Spaces and are primarily for group teaching. When no classes are scheduled they are open for public use.

Public workstations are equipped with a large portfolio of teaching software. A core software portfolio is installed on all workstations, including Microsoft Office and some statistics and graphics applications.

A range of specialist software is installed to support the Assistive Technology Service (ATS).

To find an available computer, take a look here: Available workstations

This service is relevant to: Students, Researchers

Questionmark Perception

Questionmark Perception is a robust, secure and flexible computer-assisted assessment (CAA) system which is used by tutors and post-graduates to manage and deliver quizzes, tests and examinations.

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