2019 Vula Sites
We have reached that time of the year when preparation for 2019 has begun and the question arose how to create 2019 Vula sites. This notice has some important information regarding new Vula site. Please note:
Please be informed of the upcoming FHS eLearning workshops:
An overview of Vula and an in depth look at commonly used vula tools. Register here.
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.
Explore online survey tools to access feedback through surveys, polls, questionnaires and more. Register here
This workshop will cover the quick upload of marks to the gradebook and also troubleshoot common problem areas here
Tips and tricks of creating your own videos. Register here
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:
For any queries in this regard you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org (ext 5685)
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
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:
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 email@example.com, or 021 650 5500.
Stephen Marquard, Learning Technologies Co-ordinator,
Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT)
University of Cape Town
Phone: +27-21-650-5037 Cell: +27-83-500-5290
Please take note of the following Campus safety precautions:
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Health and Safety Manager
Barnard Fuller Building
Anzio Road, Observatory
Tel: +27 (0) 21 650 1086
Cell: 082 520 9070