Uct Vula: University of Cape Town Student Portal

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Vula is the University of Cape Town’s official online learning system.

It houses websites for academic courses, student societies, study and research groups, faculty and departmental groups, as well as assorted projects and initiatives.

If you are a UCT staff member or registered student, you can access your sites by logging into the system using your network username and password.

You can also create new sites that can be used, among other things, to store data, communicate with Vula users, simplify administration, collaborate with your peers, and present online content.

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How to log into Uct Vula

Getting started is easy. Simply follow the login instructions below and then begin exploring your ‘Home’ page and your other sites.

There are further ‘How To’ documents in Help to orientate you, as well as detailed, indexed content to guide you through the system.

If you need further assistance or would like to talk to a member of the Vula team about setting up new sites on Vula, email help@vula.uct.ac.za. You can also check out uct icts to find out more about services to students.

Logging into uct vula

uct vulaOpen an Internet browser and type http://vula.uct.ac.za into the address bar. Alternatively, go to the UCT home page at http://www.uct.ac.za and use the Vula quick link.

If you are a UCT staff member or registered student, log in by entering your network username and password in the top right-hand corner.

If you are a guest user in Vula, use the login information that was sent to you via email.

Note: Your username is your email address. If you don’t remember your password, click on the ‘Reset Password’ link in the left-side menu to have a new one sent to you.

Click ‘Login’.

If you can’t log in;

Staff and students: Reset your password using the ICTS Password Self Service facility at https://password.uct.ac.za.

For further support, contact the ICTS Helpdesk on 021-650-4500, see http://www.icts.uct.ac.za/managing_password#help or email icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za.

Guests: Reset your password at https://vula.uct.ac.za/password or contact the Vula team at help@vula.uct.ac.za.

Arriving inside Vula

When you log in to Uct Vula, you will find yourself in your own individual worksite called Home.

This is your own private site in the portal where you can manage your profile and preferences, store data, view consolidated calendar and announcement information, and create new sites.

If you are a UCT staff member or registered student, you can access your sites by logging into the system using your network username and password.

You may also create new sites that can be used, among other things, to store data, communicate with Uct Vula users, simplify administration, collaborate with your peers, and present online content.

When you first arrive in Uct Vula, click on ‘Profile’ in the left-side menu to update your details. You can also use the ‘Preferences’ tool (‘Sites’ tab) to edit your tabs and adjust your notification options.

If you’d like step-by-step instructions on how to use these tools, separate ‘How to’ documents are available in Help.

Protect Your Password. Do not divulge your password to anyone. Do not leave a PC unattended if you are logged in. You and only you will bear the consequences if there is damage or loss arising from abuse of your User ID and Password.

Vula app

With the vula app, your online classroom at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere.

The App, unaffiliated to its supported universities, enables seamless connection to your workspace.

Currently Supported Universities

Features of Vula app

  • View announcements, calendars and any other workspace tabs
  • Get access to all your resources in the offline mode
  • Set automated reminders for tests, assignments and meetings
  • Effortlessly access and download resources for later use
  • Upgraded interactive chatroom facility
  • Quick access to the Jammie Shuttle timetable, UCT maps and UCT calendar
  • Read the latest of Varsity News and listen to UCT Radio on the go.

Note that the App is not officially associated with the supported universities; it is owned, managed and monitored independently.

The provider of the app cannot be held responsible for any of the content published within the app.

By using this app you understand that the content published within the app is managed externally to this product and is in no way related to the provider.

Useful links

uct student login: https://vula.uct.ac.za/portal/login

uct library: http://www.uct.ac.za/main/libraries

ict uct: http://www.icts.uct.ac.za/student-computing

Myuct email: http://www.icts.uct.ac.za/myUCT

uct guest login: https://vula.uct.ac.za/portal/xlogin

Important notice for IOS device users

Do not view Academic Records on your iOS device. If your Academic Record is more than one page, you will only be able to view the first page of your Academic Record due to a PeopleSoft compatibility issue with Safari. View your Academic Record on a PC.

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