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Learning Remotely​

7 May 2020

Dear Student


We are thinking constantly of you and of how best the University can ensure that you continue with your studies through these difficult times. We understand that you are particularly concerned about the impact of the current situation on your well-being and on your studies. We know how difficult this is for everyone and want to assure you that the University will do all that it can to help you through this. We value our students enormously and we will endeavor to ensure that your academic experience is as seamless as possible. Your lecturers and tutors are working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the learning to you as quickly and effectively as possible. Please do check the Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.uj.ac.za/coronavirus/Learning-remotely/Pages/FAQ-for-Students.aspx. These will be updated on an ongoing basis.

The online orientation sessions were designed to help you navigate the online environment, especially for those students who had only just begun to work with it. We understand it is a big shift to make and we are amazed at how many of you have already managed this. If you have assisted other students with this, we thank you. If you still experience technical difficulties with Blackboard, contact the Help Desk via email (uhelp@uj.ac.za). You can also discuss your learning experiences and get advice on the "Student Coffee Shop" forum available on Blackboard under the organizations tab "Continue to Learn Off-Campus".....read more

Download as PDF: DVCs Academic and Research Circular to Students 7 May 2020.pdf


Contacting Support Staff (ADC, CAT, CASD) Contact Details for Support Staff
Understanding ISSI Understanding the ISSI Process & Workflow

Support Resources for Students Learning online while off-campus (ADC Resources)

  • Learning Development (Academic Study Skills & Personal and Professional Skills)
  • Literacies Development (Literacy Skills, Paragraphing & Sentencing, Assessments & The writing process)
Support Information for Students learning online while off-campus (CAT Resources)
Emergency & Support Contact Details for Students Emergency and Support Contact Details
Support Information for Staff teaching online to students who are off-campus
COVID 19 Info
Student Success (Useful Resources
Student Success (Useful Tools)

More Tips

1. How to access uLink

Access everything you need through UJ’s student portal uLink. Click here to access uLink. 

2. Forgotten your uLink password?

If you have forgotten your uLink password, you can click here for a step-by-step guide to help you with your password.
Still struggling? Email our Help Desk at uhelp@uj.ac.za

3. Blackboard

You can access your Blackboard modules and learning materials through uLink . Click here to find out how to access Blackboard. 

4. Continue to learn off-campus (on Blackboard)

The module ‘ONLINE LEARNING OFF-CAMPUS’ is available to help you with:
  • Uploading your assignment
  • Taking a test online
  • Taking part in discussions
You can find this module on Blackboard under Organisations. 

5. Apps to help you with learning off-line 

We suggest you download the following apps:

For support and help for online learning click here