Easily the largest and most widely used system in the university. Minerva is home to each and every module, providing a space to deposit documents, run e-assesments, and keep your students up-to-date with announcements that are delivered directly to their email inbox.
The UniLeeds app has been around for a little while now, but, just recently, it has been updated to allow checking-in. When you enter a teaching space, your phone will communicate with a Bluetooth hub in the room, automatically checking you into the lecture.
On top of the check-in feature, it also has a number of different functions for libraries, accommodation, and timetables.
Numbas is one of the e-assessment platform available, hosted by Newcastle University, that provides a great way to create tests and quizzes that can be hosted on the VLE.
Another commonly used tool is MapleTA, which, again, can be integrated with the Blackboard VLE in imaginative ways.
In the lecture theatres, it can be hard to keep students fully engaged, especially last thing on a Friday. There are a number of apps out there that allow you to take a short break from the teaching to do a review quiz that is easily run from your podium PC and that they can respond to using their phones/laptops.