This page primarily supports the activities and needs of academic and support staff, and students with teaching or tutoring responsibilities at UCT moving to remote teaching. We hope that the resources, activities and connections we have suggested below will support you.
Remote Teaching Services
Second Semester Hands on Help consultations
Are you stuck with your planning for the second semester remote teaching? Need help with the set up of your Vula course site? Do you want to talk through your options for assessment? Book a 45-minute individual Hands-on Help consultation with a CILT staffer in one of the following categories:
Vula Lessons: Get help with the setting up and layout of Vula Lessons pages, subpages, student content pages, integrating activities and linking resources to lessons. There are new features in the latest version of Vula that can help improve page layouts.
Vula course site review: Get hands-on help in reviewing your Vula course site and underlying course design. This may be one lesson sample where you want early feedback or your entire course site. We will be making use of the newly developed remote teaching Course Design checklist.
Videos, screencasts, narrated PowerPoints and captioning: Get advice on creating videos, recording screencasts or narrated PowerPoint presentations. Any questions about how to generate captions and transcripts can be dealt with during this consultation. If you have questions about operating tools like Opencast or other recording apps, about file size and formats, and uploading content, book this consultation.
Assessments in Vula: For any questions about the setting up of Vula Tests & Quizzes, Polls or Assignments in a Vula course site, book this consultation.
Course design consultation (specifically for Design Studio Participants): Ask for a consultation to review your course map or storyboard created in the Design Studio.
General online learning consultation: If you want to chat about a general course design issue please book this service.This is not Vula specific, but rather to discuss your ideas and questions about approaches to take for your course, for e.g. online assessment, online engagement, structuring activities.
Remote Teaching Course Design Checklist
This checklist is designed to assist lecturers and teaching staff when preparing courses for remote teaching for the Second Semester. As you prepare your course for Semester Two, the checklist is designed to cover the key areas that typically need attention.
Webinar are currently on hiatus and will resume in due course.
Please note: these sessions were used from mid-March to mid-April, and while useful in principle, will contain out-dated dates, deadlines and institutional plans.
Remote Teaching Practices and Tools - Level 2 Webinars
The Level 2 webinars were designed to offer a more detailed introdution to practices and tools for teaching and learning in a remote learning context. Each level 2 webinar is linked to at least one pre-recorded screencast.