Academic writing tools

  • EndNote - collect references and create bibliographies
  • Overleaf - LaTeX editor used write, edit and publish scientific documents  



Adobe Creative Cloud includes:

  • Photoshop Create and edit graphics and images
  • Illustrator Create graphics, icons and designs
  • PremierePro Edit video
  • Reader PDF viewer to print, sign and annotate PDFs


File sharing

Learning and teaching

  • Moodle
  • Blackboard Ally - Moodle plug in to assess accessibility on files
  • Turnitin - Moodle plug in to help develop good academic practice
  • Mahara - tools to set up personal learning and development environment
  • Reading lists at Glasgow - compile digital teaching resources

Maths and stats

  • SPSS - statistical analysis program
  • Minitab - statistical analysis program
  • MATLAB - high-level language and interactive environment
  • Mathematica - computational software program used in STEM


  • Office 365 - access email, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and all your Microsoft apps
  • Visio - build flowcharts, diagrams, organisational charts and designs
  • Project - plan and collaborate on projects

Online courses

RelatedTraining, upskilling and CPD

Surveys, research and analysis

  • Mentimeter - create interactive questions, quizzes and polls
  • Qualtrics - draft and publish surveys and generate reports
  • - create, manage and share research protocols or methods
  • NVivo - qualitative data analysis software

Video and communication

  • Zoom - secure platform for video and audio conferencing
  • Echo360 - lecture recording system used at UofG
  • Camtasia - create, edit and record video tutorials and presentations
  • Kaltura - capture, host and share video based content
  • Stream - online video sharing platform from Microsoft
  • Teams - chat, meet, call and collaborate, all in one place

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