VulaUCT’s learning management system, Vula is used for course content, assessment, communication and participation in online learning activities.
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Lecture videos is integrated with Vula, and allows you to upload any videos to make them easily accessible. Record videos directly through Opencast Studio in Vula, record at the One Button Studio, or use UCT’s automated lecture recording system for campus-based lectures.
Amathuba powered by D2L's Brightspace is UCT’s new digital learning platform. The platform offers a wide range of features, in an attractive, modern, and engaging user interface.
We continue to offer these additional tools that integrate with learning management systems, Vula and Brightspace:
- Padlet for student interaction through collaborative boards [CILT guide | webinar video]
- Wooclap for student interaction through interactive polling [CILT guide | webinar video]
- Hypothesis for class annotations to build discussion & include grading [CILT guide | webinar video]
- Gradescope for faster, paper-based grading useful for assigmnents with calculations or diagrams [CILT guide | webinar video]
Learning Tool Wheel
Digital tools can be valuable for facilitating teaching and learning. The graphic below summarises some tools that are used at the University of Cape Town, including tools available in Vula (inner circle), other UCT supported tools (middle circle) and the new pilot tools pilot for this semester (outer circle).
In terms of course design when choosing what to use, you can select tools according to these learning types (see the segments in the circle):