Programme Design and Learning Technology

Blackboard Mobile and library books

Student using a computer

Access the York TEL Handbook for recommended approaches to supporting learning with technology

Review the tool-set (.pdf) to support student learning (Word version of tool-set also available).

Access Yorkshare

Access the institutional VLE using Blackboard Learn at

E-Learning Development

Go to the PDLT Website for pedagogic advice, case studies and webinar series


Search our guides and complete online tutorials to support your use of Yorkshare

E-Learning Development Team

Technology enhanced learning (TEL) refers to the use of online systems and tools in support of learning and teaching activities. TEL support at the University of York is provided by the Programme Design and Learning Technology Team in the Academic Support Office. We offer individuals and Departments support in the design, delivery and evaluation of learning technology interventions at the activity, module and programme level. Working from a pedagogy-first approach, drawing upon our own research and evidence from the sector, we help you to find the right tool and approach to meet your learning objectives. We provide guidance on how to use the University's centrally-supported virtual learning environment Yorkshare, and advise on a wide range of learning technologies, including use of Google Sites for portfolios, multimedia and video, lecture recording, technology-supported assessment, in-class technologies and collaboration out of class.

Contact us to discuss how technology can support learning and teaching in your Department.


Strategic project areas


End-to-end online submission, marking and feedback

Lecture capture

Automated capture and distribution of lecture recordings

VLE Exam

High-stakes computer-based assessment

Mobile learning

Activity and resource design for mobile devices


Online platforms for portfolio and creative assessments


Online seminars, group work and collaboration

General guidance and policies

Yorkshare runs on Blackboard Learn 9.1, 2017 Q4 Release.