eClass Overview for New Instructors
Article Last Updated September 2020
Please note: eClassLive (Adobe Connect) will be decommissioned on January 3rd 2021. Instructors for the Fall 2020 term can still use the system but anyone who can, especially instructors who are new to delivering lectures online, should switch to using Zoom for Synchronous lectures.
eClass is the University of Alberta's centrally supported learning management system (LMS), available for all U of A Faculty and Staff. As an instructor, eClass allows you to organize your course materials for online display and deliver interactive learning activities to your students.
If you require further assistance creating a coherent organization of course objectives, resources, assignments, and assessments please contact the Centre for Teaching & Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eClass offers a wide variety of interactive features to deliver online learning.
If you are new to eClass, the knowledgebase on this site is full of instructional tutorials and videos covering the diverse range of possibilities in eClass. It contains resources for new students as well as for instructors to help develop course materials that work best on eClass.
If you can't find what you're looking for here, you can also try eClass 101, a self-paced training course within eClass to both see how a course can look and to find more in-depth information on all the various activities and resources available. If you would like additional information from the student perspective, you can also review the Using eClass for Students course.
In addition to the resources above, we have also gathered a list of resources describing some of the common processes that new instructors may need to perform in eClass:
Remember, if you have a question or need to perform a task that is not covered in the resources posted in this article, please use the search box at the top of the page to enter your issue and find any relevant support materials. The IST eClass support team is also available to help you with any advanced questions or if you'd prefer to receive in-person assistance - contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 780-492-9372.