Online teaching and learning | The PIL Unit

The University of Gothenburg has a range of digital tools that you can use. Read more about them here: Digital tools


Zoom is a service for virtual meetings and online education. You can chat, use camera/microphone, start breakout sessions, share presentations, record your meeting etc.

Distribute lectures as recordings

If you are looking for an alternative to conducting your lecture live via Zoom or a similar online conferencing tool, you could try recording your lecture and upload your lecture to Canvas. Note: don’t worry about perfection here! It may be entirely sufficient to record the lecture via Zoom using split-screen as you deliver your talk. No need for retakes. Then publish your recording in GU Play (see below) and embed or link to the video in Canvas. Students will be able to look at the video in their own time and you can create a discussion forum in Canvas as a space for subsequent question and discussions. 

GU Play

GU Play is the University’s own video management service. It enables all staff to upload material for viewing and/or broadcasting in other channels. GU Play is also our primary video library and feeds content to several of our other platforms (e.g. and Canvas).

Read more about GU Play in the Staff Portal (login required)

Make recordings in GU Play with Kaltura Capture

Kaltura Capture is a simple, scaled-down tool in GU Play for making screen recordings.

Record a lecture in Kaltura and embed it in Canvas (a quick guide by Damon Barrett, pdf)

Kaltura Capture (at the Kaltura Knowledge Center)

Record narration to your Powerpoint slide show

Information at the Microsoft support site:

Record a slide show with narration and slide timings

Use Canvas for online teaching

Read more about discussions, group work and announcements in Canvas