Using IT for Teaching, Learning and Research

Learn about the IT facilities available.

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This page will give you an overview of the following items:



Teaching and Learning IT

We have different teaching and learning IT resources available to help you give your students the best possible Trinity experience.


Blackboard is Trinity’s virtual learning environment (VLE).

You can use Blackboard to share module content with your students such as lecture notes, activities and announcements. You can also use it for running online assessments and giving feedback for your coursework.

Log in to Blackboard


Panopto is a lecture capture service. It allows you to record and share video, audio, PowerPoint and screen capture content with your students, colleagues, or a third-party audience. You can also use it to record within Blackboard and post your lecture recordings directly to your module.

Panopto is available in several classrooms and lecture theatres on campus and St James’s and Tallaght hospitals, but you can also download it on your own computer.

Learn more about Panopto


Collaborate is a virtual classroom application which can be added to your Blackboard modules.

It allows you to host live webinars and small group sessions where you can interact with your students using voice, video, lecture slides, polls, whiteboards, and text chat. You can also record your webinars for your students.

Watch video overview of Collaborate

Staff guides for online assessment

We have put together staff guides for running online assessments, which include information on different options and technologies you can use.

Access staff guides for online assessment

Technology-enhanced learning webinars

To help you set up your Blackboard modules, we’re running regular Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) webinars for Trinity staff.

Each webinar covers a different topic or technology that you may be using during your time in Trinity. There are both live and recorded sessions available.

Access upcoming and recorded TEL webinars



IT services for research

We have different services available that you may need for your research.

Research Support System (RSS)

The Research Support System (RSS) is a web-based system that allows you to maintain a research profile.

You can use your RSS profile to showcase and update your academic interests, research expertise, publications, and conference papers.


Research IT

Research IT is Ireland’s premier high performance computing centre.

The centre provides Trinity researchers from all disciplines with the following services:

  • Advanced computing (Linux and high performance computing)
  • Data management
  • Visualisation
  • Software development facilities and expertise
  • Training and walk-in workshops


Research data collection and storage when working remotely

Working remotely may create new challenges for researchers collecting, processing and storing data.

Learn more about working remotely with research data


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