Please be informed of the upcoming FHS eLearning workshops:
Vula refresher - Facilitated by : Douglas Sias- 8 May 09h30-11h30
An overview of Vula and an in depth look at commonly used vula tools. Register here.
Rethinking your awareness of Copyright and openly licensed teaching materials - Facilitated by Fayyaad Hendricks- 9 May 14h00-15h30
This workshop is an introduction to Copyright and Creative Commons (CC), covering licensing of teaching and learning materials; awareness and approach to Copyright and Creative Commons; the process of adding a CC license to work; how to find, use and create OER. Register here.
Course Evaluation vs Survey Monkey vs Google Forms – Facilitated by: Sinethemba Mandyoli - 24 May 12h00-13h30
Explore online survey tools to access feedback through surveys, polls, questionnaires and more. Register here
Allow students to keep track of their progress with Vula Gradebook – Facilitated by: Sinethemba Mandyoli 8 June 09h30 – 11h00
This workshop will cover the quick upload of marks to the gradebook and also troubleshoot common problem areas here
Creating your own videos - The Basics – Facilitated by: Douglas Sias - 25 June 10h00 – 11h30
Tips and tricks of creating your own videos. Register here
Monday, 24 April 2017
Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme: Counselling service for staff
The University, through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department, offers support for its staff members through access to a toll-free telephonic counselling service. As an employee benefit, the University offers the employee and their immediate family (spouse and minor children) members access to a short term counselling service through either the onsite counsellor, or via ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Service), which is the outside service provider offering up to four sessions per household per year.
UCT's toll-free number is:
0801 113 945 and employees can also send a USSD code *134*905# for ICAS to call them back.
Please see the attached detail on how to access the service and how the service works.
Other support available through the Organisational Health section of HR at this time:
a once off Emotional Impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS (external service provider) maximum 15 per group
a Group Trauma Debriefing, or Emotional Impact session that can be facilitated by Org Health – maximum 15 per group
Given the challenging academic timetable for the remainder of 2016, a number of departments may be considering using blended learning (a mixture of online and face-to-face approaches) to complete the teaching programme.
CILT has created a support and resource guide for UCT lecturers for online teaching, which you can read here:
These sessions will focus on teaching and learning strategies for online teaching (including assessment) and technical help for Vula, Adobe Connect, and recording lectures. We are also happy to arrange sessions on other UCT campuses on request (depending on demand and venue availability).