eLearning is “an approach to teaching and learning… based on the use of electronic media and devices as tools for improving access to training, communication, and interaction, and that facilitates the adoption of new ways of understanding and developing learning” (Sangrà, Vlachopoulos, & Cabrera, 2012, p. 152).

Dalhousie University has two teams dedicated to the support of eLearning: Academic Technology Services (ATS) and the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT). 

Academic Technology Services

ATS offers training and technical support for the following instructional technologies:




Learning Management System (LMS)


Lecture Capture and Video Streaming


Plagiarism Detection


Web Conferencing

Top Hat

Student Response System

ATS Drop-In Sessions

Stop in and meet with a Faculty Support Specialist for personalized assistance around Brightspace, Panopto, Urkund, or Collaborate. 

Mondays and Thursdays
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Room 3601, Killam Library

Centre for Learning and Teaching

The eLearning team at the Centre for Learning and Teachingprovides one-on-one and departmental consultations around online/blended pedagogy, instructional design, and integration of technology with classroom practice. The eLearning team at the CLT:

  • Consults around online/blended course design and development
  • Advises on the effective and pedagogical use of educational technology
  • Offers workshops on a variety of eLearning topics, including active learning, team-based learning, accessibility, and more
  • Supports and guides faculty with the creation of online course content and interactive learning strategies

Visit our Contact page to connect with the eLearning teams at ATS or CLT.


Sangrà, A., Vlachopoulos, D., & Cabrera, N. (2012). Building an inclusive definition of e-learning: An approach to the conceptual framework. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 13(2), 145-159.Dalhousie University supports the following technologies.