Systems for the digital learning environment is a concept called e-learning. At Umeå University, there is support for teachers who want to use online tools in teaching.

Via the links below you will find information, tips and inspiration about educational methods, as well as the IT support that the University offers in the form of IT systems, assistance and training.

Find out more about Online teaching and Digital lectures, meetings and seminars.




What kind of tools do you need to plan your course? Through the links below you can read more about what to consider when using our online tools.

Learning platform at Umeå University
Help pages for the learning platform Canvas
Digital accessibility in teaching
Contact and support for e-learning




The links below provide information and tips on how to produce materials, such as using video and a checklist for your course in Canvas.

Video for learning
Checklist for your course in Canvas




In the links below you will find tips and suggestions about tools that can help with the implementation of a course. For example, it can be plagiarism control tools or tools that contribute to communication, interactivity, increased collaboration and discussion in your teaching.

Online lectures, meetings and seminars
Plagiarism and the Urkund plagiarism checker



Do you have any questions or concerns about support or training for e-learning systems?

Do you want to book a visit or a workshop for your department or unit?

Contact Karl Idberger, Deputy Director at UPL.

Systems for e-learning

The systems for e-learning that we maintain and develop at Umeå university are:



Umu Play

Inspera (e-examination)

Ouriginal (previously Urkund)


Drop in E-learning

Visit us in Zoom and ask questions and get help in our e-learning systems (Canvas, Mentimeter, UmuPlay and Zoom).

The E-café is open Tuesdays to Fridays between 10-12.

Link to E-café in Zoom

We offer a user forum in Teams for our e-learning systems. The forum is open for everyone to participate in and the forum focuses on the e-learning systems for example Canvas, Zoom and Mentimeter. Most of the information is in Swedish but you can ask questions in English as well.

Go to the user forum for e-learning


Do you need support? UPL offers daily support via Servicedesk for Canvas, Zoom, Umu Play, Ouriginal (Urkund) and Mentimeter.

Link to Servicedesk

Hanna Karlsson