Online teaching

This page contains information necessary to choose system and set up online teaching. We would specifically like to inform about the tools and systems that Umeå University supply to facilitate online teaching.

One option for online teaching is to record lectures and make them accessible using Umu Play and hold discussions and group teaching through your learning platform. As a teacher, please also consider using the functionalities available through the learning platforms, such as the quiz function, for instance. Please also consider using methods through which students are active in creating their own material, either individually or in a group.

The tools available for those who want to collaborate with internal colleagues at Umeå University can be found under Tools for collaboration (in Swedish).

Below, you can find a few models for teaching and suggestions for digital tools and methods for online teaching.

Teaching model 1 – teaching in real time, for example through lectures or seminars.

  • Video meeting via your own computer using Zoom
    Get started with Zoom.
  • Give students the opportunity to ask questions and collaborate online using learning platforms or Office 365, either to prepare for or during/after a meeting.
  • Let students discuss topics in smaller groups using Zoom in what is called Breakout rooms. Get started with Zoom.
  • Encourage interactivity during an ongoing Zoom meeting with the help of Mentimeter polls.
    More information about Mentimeter

Teaching model 2 – recorded lectures or course content

Teaching model 3 – relocating all teaching and learning to a learning platform

  • Post a message in the learning platform.
  • Instructions for a group assignment can be uploaded to a task. Add tasks to solve, preferably with peer review.
  • Students can discuss topics in groups (divide the class into groups)
  • Students produce material (text, audio and film) and upload it onto the platform.

Read more about support for Umeå University's learning platforms

Digital activities



Learn more about how to use Umeå university's systems for digital activities.

This page was inspired by Lund University - read more (available in English)

Hanna Karlsson