Xerte Online Toolkit

Xerte is an online tool that enables you to create engaging, interactive and accessible online learning materials. It provides simple tools and template pages with a variety of interactions that can include text, images, media and more. It is:

  • Easy to start: Xerte is an online tool. Nothing to download or install, just open in a browser and you’re ready to go.
  • Easy to use: You can create online tutorials without needing expensive tools or coding skills.
  • Easy to publish and maintain resources: Your projects live on a dedicated server. Once published you can place them into VLEs (Blackboard, Moodle), websites or emails. Changes made to a project are instantly reflected anywhere linked or embedded. You won’t end up with out-of-date versions floating around.
  • Mobile friendly: Content is published as HTML5 - the standard for interactive online materials, and works with most devices - no need to download extra software or plugins.
  • Can be used by staff or students: Xerte is a powerful tool, available to everyone with a UoB login.


Visit Xerte and login with your UoB username.

Guidance & Support

Once a user is orientated, Xerte is relatively easy to use. Contact us for advice and guidance.

Getting started

The Xerte Crash Course (interactive video) will guide you through the basics: creating a project, adding pages and using media. You'll also learn how to make your project available to others and embed it into a VLE.

Once you've understood the basics, try experimenting with other page templates.

The Xerte page types resource (below) shows the kinds of pages and interactions you can create with Xerte.