In response to the national imperative to provide alternative modes of teaching and learning, the UKZN Teaching and Learning Office, in conjunction with other divisions, have developed a repository of resources to support academics in engaging with online teaching. This portal will serve as the information hub to accommodate an evolving online tool kit and associated resources. We invite academics and professional staff to contribute to this portal by sharing your resources with the site administrator:

Date Issued   Subject Content 
7 July 2020 Teaching and Learning Catch-up Plan Download
3 July 2020 Teaching and Learning Resumption of Assessments Download
30 May 2020 1 June 2020 Launch of Remote Learning Download
16 May 2020 Teaching and Learning Plan During the Covid-19 Period – The Dry-Run (Reminder) Download
15 May 2020 Executive Director: Institutional Planning and Governance Student Data Packages Download
12 May 2020 Teaching and Learning Plan During the Covid-19 Period – The Dry-Run (Update) Download

Teaching and Learning COVID-19 Project Plan

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UKZN Teach Online Strategy (UTOS)

The UKZN Teach Online Strategy (UTOS) is designed to assist academics adopt a technology enhanced teaching and learning culture, now and for the future. The strategy affirms and aligns with conventional pedagogic practices, while advancing more innovative and creative modes, which includes:

  • Understand effective digital pedagogies
  • Lecture recording/capture 
  • Online lecture distribution 
  • Online assessments 
  • Online lecturer and student engagement 
  • Online training and teaching resources
  • Webinar recordings
  • Other useful resources

The UTOS Model

In enabling the UTOS, an enterprise approach of integrated solutions have been implemented and ready to be used by academics to engage, assess, and deliver lectures in a more creative and innovative way.

UKZN Teaching Online Solutions - Instructional Guides

Click on any of the below solutions to access instruction guide on how to use these applications to enhance your online teaching capabilities.

 Moodle page

 Kaltura page

 Microsoft Teams page

 PowerPoint page

 Zoom page

 UTEL page

Handbrake VLC Video Compression

Free Online Activated Teaching Course

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UKZN Teaching Online Support

UKZN Teach Online Forum: This is a digital community which enables us to discuss teaching online at UKZN. In this open community we are free to start a new discussion, contribute to an existing discussion and assist others by sharing experiences of what works and what does not work. 

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Copyright and Intellectual Property

While every effort is made to support facilitation of online learning, staff are reminded to abide to the UKZN policy on Intellectual Property and to comply with the necessary Copyright regulations related to use and sharing of learning material. Refer to,

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