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Essential Tools

This page of the Programme Handbook contains information on Essential Tools you will need for all of your courses
        • Wooclap

        • Microsoft Teams

        • EndNote Web & Cite while you Write

        • Media Hopper Replay



Microsoft Teams

All course communications with your peers and with academic faculty are via the: MS Teams Channel
Administrative Staff (SAAS) and Academic Staff (the Theme tutors) on this course do not use email!
MS Teams is part of a free suite of software that you get from Microsoft as a University of Edinburgh student (MS Office 365).
Teams is quite simple to use. If you have any issues with it, there are lots of videos and online forums that will resolve your problem.
If you want to know more about how it works then watch this short video.

EndNote Web

It’s vitally important that you use a citation / reference manager for your Research Project. The University recommend and support EndNote Web, Endnote X9 and Endnote Cite While You Write.

How EndNote works:

💡You need to use EndNoteWeb for this course.

You can train yourself how to use this by working with LinkedInLearning, here.

Or follow this tutorial

How to use Endnote 20 in 7 minutes

A few sprints and courses on the MA CAT requires that you create a Portfolio using WordPress.

How to Create your own Portfolio


Your Portfolio is built in the UoE WordPress Student Tool (also know as

This is accessed via LEARN > Portfolio (WordPress Student Tool)

WP Student Tool

Click on the link in

LEARN > Learning Tools > Portfolio (WordPress Student Tool)

to start building your Portfolio.

The current design is merely functional. Your blog can be repurposed and redesigned if you don’t like how it looks, but, remember, it is only a way of capturing what you are doing on a particular course.

If you haven’t used WordPress before, this short video explains how to….

Create a new post (link)

You can learn more about how WP works here:

WordPress 4 Essential Training (link) in LinkedINLearning

As a University of Edinburgh student, you have a free subscription to LinkedINLearning

Find out more about how to access LinkedINLearning here.

Please be careful when you post on WordPress; choose to make things public only if you feel they are fit for the public to view.

You can keep things visible only to course peers or tutors only.

WordPress Portfolio Examples?

Two quick examples of Portfolios made in the WordPress Student Tool that you are all using:
The examples here show how you can change the template to work better for you.
The examples are from different courses so they are in no way exemplars of what you are expected to produce.

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