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.
With the adjusted academic calendar, Term 3 (3 Aug - 25 September, with 8 weeks of teaching), will also be delivered remotely. Since the exact date for the return to campus based teaching for everyone is not yet confirmed, designing a blended model for the entire semester will allow maximum flexibility. We are inviting you to start working with CILT to modify Semester 2 courses for remote conditions. CILT will be offering a new series of 4 rapid design sessions run over four weeks. Hosted on a Vula site, we will offer practical steps in course design accompanied by optional synchronous workshops:
Session 1: Approaches to remote teaching
Session 2: Focus on student learning
Session 3: Detailed module design
Session 4: Assessment design
We estimate about 3 hours per week working through each of the sessions in relation to your course to create your own design and to participate in the accompanying virtual workshop.
Please sign up here for the course design process to choose your start date.
Assessment in the remote teaching context poses a range of challenges which require innovative responses. In this webinar, we will highlight key aspects of the contexts that lecturers should consider when planning formative assessment. Vula offers vital assessment tools, such as Assignments (including Turnitin functionality). In this webinar, participants will be introduced to a key Vula assessment tool: Assignments, and look at how to draw these into Lessons tools to structure student learning
This session introduces you to the Vula Lessons tool and how to design for student learning pathways in a remote context. We will discuss how the lessons tool differs from resources. We will also offer you a lessons template you can use for your own course.
Effective online facilitation is crucial to the success of remote teaching and learning. Drawing on Part one of this workshop we introduce some key tools from Vula that can be used as part of online facilitation activities.
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 - 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.
Grading and Monitoring Engagement in the Forums Tool - The forums tool in Vula can be combined with Gradebook and its own analytics to monitor student engagement. This combination of tools can support practices to encourage and remain in touch with student engagement across a range of class sizes and in a variety of discussion contexts