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Using IT for Teaching, Learning and Research

Using IT for Teaching, Learning and Research

Learn about the IT facilities available.

IT services for teaching & learning

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

Below we’ve listed a few to help you get started.

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 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.

To access Blackboard, log in with your Trinity username and password at

For simple guides and support, click on the Staff Help tab when you are logged in.

Log in to Blackboard

Learn more about 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.

For guides on installing and using Panopto, see the Getting Started section on our Lecture Capture web page.

Learn more about Panopto

Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra 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 to rewatch at any time.

To get started, log into Blackboard with your Trinity username and password at Once you are logged in, click on the Staff Help tab for guides on how set up Collaborate Ultra for your modules.

Watch video overview of Collaborate Ultra

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 & recorded TEL webinars

IT services for research

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

These include the Research Support System (RSS), our Research IT centre, and guides for handling research data safely when working remotely.

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.

Register for the Research Support System

Learn more about the Research Support System

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

Learn more about Research IT

Working remotely with research data

Working remotely may create new challenges for researchers collecting, processing and storing data. It is important to handle data in a reliable, secure and compliant manner.

We’ve put together a checklist on selecting and using appropriate technologies to support your research activities while working remotely.

Working remotely with research data