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Thursday, 24 May 2018
Call for Applications: RFA - MRC Unit on Risk & Resilience for Mental Disorders

Please find attached the request for applications for:

MRC Unit on Risk & Resilience for Mental Disorders: Request for Applications to Strengthen the Neuroscience Institute (NI)

Thursday, 24 May 2018
CRC Video Tour

Watch video on YouTube The Clinical Research Centre (CRC) invites you to view a brand-new video tour of our facilities.

Thursday, 10 May 2018
Notice about Graduation 2018 and Onwards

Previously UCT’s main graduation season was held in December, followed by a smaller season in June of the following year. This has now changed.  From 2018 onwards, the main graduation season will fall in April, and smaller season in December of the same year. Read the letter attached.

Monday, 7 May 2018
E-Learning workshops

Please be informed of the upcoming FHS  eLearning workshops:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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, 19 March 2018
Upcoming FHS eLearning workshops

Please be informed of the upcoming FHS  eLearning workshops,

MARCH 2018

  • Videos for teaching and learning, 19 March 13h00-14h30 Presenter: Douglas Sias, The course entails an exploration of the use of videos for teaching and/or learning. To be covered will be …Do I want to use videos in my teaching? Do I want my students to use videos as learning resources? If so, what are the issue with regards to the use of videos I should consider?  Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building

APRIL 2018

  • Big questions for course design, 9 April 10h30-12h00 Presenter: Tabisa Mayisela (CILT), This workshop introduces key questions that course designers and educators need to bear in mind when planning and teaching courses.  We will examine these in relation to the following three areas. 1. Unpacking elements of curriculum: Knowledge, learning, identity, constructive alignment 2.      Situational factors: Thinking and reflecting on factors that influence curriculum  3.  The design process: An exploration of design models.  Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building
  • Forums in Vula for teaching and learning, 13 April 10h30-12h00 Presenter: Douglas Sias, #Come and take a journey to explore the power of using Forums in Vula to enhance your teaching. Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building
  • Classroom clickers and online surveys: easy, free to use, online feedback systems, 24 April 13h00-14h30 Presenter: Fayyaad Hendricks,  In this workshop, we will be covering two online systems for getting feedback. The first, ARSnova, is a classroom 'clicker', allowing you to obtain immediate responses in a classroom setting. The second system, Limesurvey, is a way of eliciting feedback via an intuitive question and answer survey system. Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building

MAY 2018

  • Rethinking your awareness of Copyright and openly licensed teaching materials, 9 May 14h00-15h30 Presenter: Fayyaad Hendricks, 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. Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building
  • Course Evaluation vs Survey Monkey vs Google Forms, 24 May 12h00-13h30 Presenter: Sinethemba Mandyoli, Explore online survey tools to access feedback through surveys, polls, questionaires and more. Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building

JUNE 2018

  • Allow students to keep track of their progress with Vula Gradebook, 8 June 09h30-11h00 Presenter: Sinethemba Mandyoli, Students can view their scores for all items; view their course grades, once grades are released on Gradebook.Gradebook Classic is section aware, so grades can be released to assigned sections or groups in the site. Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building
  • Creating your own videos - The Basics, 25 June 10h00-11h30 Presenter: Douglas Sias, Learn about the tips and tricks of creating your own videos. Compter Lab 1, NLC, Anatomy building

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Monday, 24 April 2017
Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme: Counselling service for staff

Dear Colleague

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

For any queries in this regard you may contact blanche.claasen-hoskins@uct.ac.za (ext 5685) 

Regards

Ms Naeema Brey
Client Services Manager| HR Client Services
Room 2.01 | Barnard Fuller Building
Human Resources | University of Cape Town | www.hr.uct.ac.za
+27 21 406 6624

Monday, 17 October 2016
Support and resources for online teaching at UCT

Dear colleagues,

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:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17gQ1c1jjiau0DSbZyLD842jc8VpogT9D_QwKotv8gt8/

This may also be of interest to tutors and other staff involved in supporting the teaching and learning process.

CILT has also set up a daily hotseat next week for walk-in advice for educators with any questions about online learning approaches and tools (tutors are also welcome). The hotseat will be:

UCSLC Teaching Lab (Level 4, Steve Biko Building): 12pm - 2pm, Mon 17 - Fri 21 Oct.

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).

The Vula helpdesk can be reached at help@vula.uct.ac.za, or 021 650 5500.

Regards

Stephen Marquard, Learning Technologies Co-ordinator,
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT)
University of Cape Town
http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za
stephen.marquard@uct.ac.za
Phone: +27-21-650-5037 Cell: +27-83-500-5290

Friday, 29 April 2016
Campus safety message to all staff & students

Please take note of the following Campus safety precautions: 

  • All staff and students to wear shoes that are closed and have suitable tread on the soles to prevent slipping and falling.
  • All staff and students who do have a medical aid to carry their cards with them at all times in the case of an accident/emergency.
  • All staff/students making use of stairs to ensure they hold on to the handrails if available. If no handrail is present, to ascend/descend stairs carefully and walk close to a supporting wall.
  • No member of staff/student is to walk up or down an embankment as these areas are slippery when wet and could cause people to slip and fall resulting in injury.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,
Anita Kruger
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Health and Safety Manager
Dean’s Office
Barnard Fuller Building
Anzio Road, Observatory
E-mail: anita.kruger@uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0) 21 650 1086
Cell: 082 520 9070
 

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