Posted on: September 12, 2018 | By: Scott Hildebrand | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Instructional Technologies

IMG_2307As an Elon faculty member, we know that inclement weather, illness, or travel can sometimes prevent you from being on campus. When this occurs, consider using online alternatives instead of cancelling class.

Here are a few technology tips to consider:

  • Use Moodle as a central location to update course information, lead and facilitate discussions, and post assignments. You can also live chat with your students using Moodle’s text-based chat.
  • Introduce a topic/concept using video. Record a quick introduction using your web cam or record your screen with Kaltura and then upload the video to your course in Moodle.
  • Use web conferencing tools like WebEx to hold class remotely and synchronously.
  • Add audio to PowerPoint slides, and then upload your file to Moodle.
  • Link to existing video resources like Learning on Demand, Lynda Training, and Kanopy streaming video and lead a discussion in Moodle.

If you’re not sure where to start, Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) is happy to set up a consultation to discuss the many options you have for making your course more accessible out of the classroom. Contact Teaching and Learning Technologies at (336) 278-5006 or for more information.

For help troubleshooting online tools or for general questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk at (336) 278-5200 or


Scott Hildebrand

Scott Hildebrand

Scott Hildebrand serves as an Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies. In his role, he specializes in training and development. Scott helps facilitate workshops, events, and other opportunities that help faculty integrate the use of available and appropriate technologies that will enhance learning. His area of responsibility includes Elon's course management system and summer online program, the elite Program (student technology assistants), and collaborating and partnering with other university departments to promote effective uses of educational technologies.

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