E-Learning Support - Library - University of Canterbury

e-Learning Support

What is e-learning?

'e-Learning' is learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). e-Learning can cover a spectrum of activities from blended learning (the combination of face-to-face and online practices), to learning that is delivered entirely online. Whatever the technology, learning is the vital element. e-Learning is not simply associated with modes of delivery or the functionality of a particular technology, but forms part of a conscious choice of the best and most appropriate ways of promoting effective learning.

Our Services

The e-Learning Support (ELS) team supports academic and general staff in the use of learning technologies to positively impact the quality of teaching and learning at the University.

The University has access to a range of technologies that support teaching and learning goals, such as:

  • Anytime, anywhere access to course content and resources.
  • Student collaboration and communication.

  • Formative and summative assessment.

  • Self-directed student learning.

  • Student engagement and success.

Learning technologies available at Canterbury include:

  • Learn (Moodle): the University's Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Echo360 lecture capture

  • PCAP video resource creation

  • Adobe Connect Pro Web Conferencing

  • Zoom Web Conferencing

  • Turnitin plagiarism checking service

  • Mahara e-Portfolio

The Electronic Learning Support (ELS) team welcomes requests for support and collaborations in the areas of electronic and blended teaching and learning. We can support you by providing expert online course design advice from our Flexible Learning Advisors, technical and administrative support from our Educational Technology Consultants, and copyright support from our Electronic Publisher.