Centre for Teaching Excellence


Educational Technologies 


Capilano University launched Zoom in the fall of 2020. Zoom is a virtual meeting platform that allows faculty to host live class sessions and virtual office hours. Screen sharing, polling, whiteboard, and annotations. Faculty can schedule upcoming classes and sessions that recur on a regular basis. Students also have access to zoom. There is also a Desktop version of Zoom available on the CapU zoom sign in page (click Client Download).

  • Virtual Office Hours and Scheduled Classtime
  • Enhanced security and ‘Lock the Room’
  • Share your screen, annotate, and record the session
  • Student presentations in co-host feature
  • Video breakout rooms 

To access zoom sign in at capu.ca/zoom

Get started with a quick tutorial, watch a short Zoom tutorial video or go to video.capu.ca (the public side of the CapU Kaltura video experience). Log in, and then click on Channels and choose Centre for Teaching Excellence channel to find the “Intro to Zoom video” in the ‘How To’ playlist.


Kaltura Video

The Kaltura Video Platform at CapU is where faculty can create and upload video that can be easily embedded in eLearn. Create and edit screen capture with optional inset camera picture or just record yourself on camera. Kaltura can be accessed via eLearn by clicking on the ‘My Media’ button on the left hand menu of eLearn. Click here for a link to CTE’s Learning Kaltura videos located at the video.capu.ca in the CTE channel.

  • Record lessons
  • Edit video recordings
  • Add chapters, Quiz questions, and PPT slides
  • Upload MP4 and other format videos, and link to Youtube
  • Embed  videos to eLearn
  • Create a Kaltura Video Assignment for student video

To access Kaltura, go to elearn.capu.ca and click on My Media in the left menu.


Webex offers live meeting sessions with students. The platform was recently upgraded to include video breakout rooms and easier navigation. Go to capilanou.webex.com

  • Live sessions
  • Recordable
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Whiteboard annotation and screen sharing


MS Teams

Microsoft Teams allows faculty to create a class team to meet virtually, share files, and collaborate in real time. Create public and private channels that students can use for group project work, and to meet any time of the day.

  • Create private and public channels
  • Share documents
  • Group chat
  • Video meetings

Remote Teaching 

Teaching Continuity

Teaching Continuity is an eLearn course created by CTE that contains resources to support remote teaching. Faculty recognize that teaching comes before technology so choosing which tools you’ll use depnds on the learning objectives in your course. Because Teaching Continuity was designed around remote learning during the pandemic, it offers guidance for how to use eLearn (CapU’s LMS) including adding modules, uploading content and creating quizzes, quiz banks, and gradebooks.

eLearn Template

CTE has developed an eLearn course Template that can be imported to your course shell. You can customize the basic modular design to your remote teaching requirements. To have the template imported to your course contact edtech@capilanou.ca

  • Weekly modules
  • Pre-made blocks and customizable banner image
  • Sample module with useful content for teaching online  


An ePortfolio allows students to curate self-created content in a web format that reflects who they are as a learner. At CapU, ePortfolios are created using WordPress giving students an ability to create a visual and design driven experience of their learning path. Students can use the ePortfolio to reflect on how and what they learned from a particular assignment, while also sharing examples of their best work with peers and instructors. Encouraging the transformation of learner-centred ePortfolios into professional portfolios, which can be exported to a commercial web platform once they graduate, gives students a way to broadcast their strengths as self-reflective persons engaged in their chosen fields. Faculty can use ePortfolios for non-disposable assignments that are case based, profession oriented, and with real-world application. Sign on to ePortfolios here.

  • Flexible WordPress design templates
  • Advanced Divi editor
  • Sharable content

CTE offers ePortfolio demonstrations and webinars for you class. Visit CTE to book a webinar. Watch the ePortfolios:Getting Started video or go to the Centre for Teaching Technologies channel at video.capu.ca and click on ‘ePortfolios: Getting Started’ in the ‘How to’ playlist.  

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.


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