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This page covers guidance and support provided for Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) in 2020. For 2021 teaching, please see the guidance and support for Physically Distanced Learning (PDL).

Remote teaching - Key documents and Guides

  • Start here

    • Read the Remote Teaching Guide (4 pages)
    • Familiarise yourself with the Synchronous remote teaching guidelines for Second Semester. (GDoc)

    While Low Tech Remote Teaching using asynchronous modes is the recommended default mode for Semester 2, there are instances where some forms of synchronous teaching modalities may be appropriate.

    • Read the Low Tech Remote Teaching Principles, Do’s and Don'ts, and Checklist (including minimum standards (GDoc)
  • Pedagogic and Engagement Strategies

    • Guidelines for course convenors working with tutors during emergency remote teaching (GDoc)
    • Strategies for emergency remote teaching - small postgraduate courses and small group engagements (GDoc)
  • Getting to grips with Vula

    Work with the CILT Guide: Vula - Creating a remote student experience (GDoc)

  • Assessment

    • Redesigning your assessments for remote teaching (GDoc)
    • Feedback on Written Assignments in a remote context (GDoc)
    • Timed Vula Tests and Quizzes for remote teaching (GDoc)
    • View all Remote teaching Resources: Index of Guides and Resources (GDoc)
  • 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.

  • For students 

    You can find all your resources at the Remote Learning Orientation Guide here: https://vula.uct.ac.za/start/

 

Introduction to Remote Teaching - Level 1 Webinars (Annotated slides and Screencasts)

The Level 1 webinars were designed to offer a rapid orientation to teaching and learning in a remote learning context.   

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.
 

Vula Lessons Tool Webinar (Slides)

  • Using the lesson tool to build learning pathways (Video)
  • CILT Guide: Embed & Link Lecture Videos (GDoc)
  • Embed & Link Lecture Videos to Lessons and other Vula Tools (Video)
  • Creating Written and Static Visual Content (GDoc)
  • How to upload and download resources in Vula (Video)

Screencasting and Captioning Webinar (Slides)

  • CILT Guide: Recording videos in Opencast Studio (GDoc)
  • How to request a transcript for a video on Vula ( Video)
  • CILT Guide: Requesting transcripts in Vula (GDoc)
  • CILT How-to guide: Introduction to Screencast-o-matic (Video)

Redesigning Discussion-based Tutorials in the remote teaching space Webinar (Slides)

Facilitating online in Vula: Definitions, concepts and scenarios for remote teaching Webinar (Slides)

Facilitating online in Vula: Vula Tools Webinar (Slides)

Groupwork in Vula Webinar (Slides)

  • CILT How-to guide: Interaction in the Forums in Vula (Video)
  • Supporting collaborative writing in online spaces (GDoc)

Assignments Webinar (Slides)

  • CILT Guide: Assignments Tool (GDoc)

Calculation tutorials Webinar (Slides) 

Tests and Quizzes Webinar (Slides) 

  • Setting up test and quizzes in Vula (Video)
  • Setting up test and quizzes in Vula (PDF)

Introduction to Analytics on Vula (Slides)

  • UCT Course Analytics for Remote Teaching Term 2 (GDoc)

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. 

Key "How-to" videos

 

 

 

Please contact

Email CILT (help@vula.uct.ac.za) for assistance.

 

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