Fianl 2023 myExams Preparation Webinar Featuring Lwazi

by ADOVH Team -

Dear Students

We hope it is going well with your exam preparations.

Are you feeling nervous about your upcoming exams? Do you want to ensure you are fully prepared and ready to pass your exams? Look no further than our online exam webinar!

Our programme will help you improve your exam-taking skills, boost confidence, and achieve better results. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through the exam process: navigating the online exam platform, understanding academic integrity, understanding and applying the different proctoring tools, exam-taking strategies, and time management techniques. We offer training for a variety of exam formats. Our programme is suitable for students of all levels, whether you are a first-year student or a senior student, irrespective of your academic college.

The final webinar will feature Lwazi the humanoid robot as a presenter and the release of the new online AI assistant that can assist you with your exam related questions.

Don't let exam stress get in the way of your academic success. Join our online exam training programme today and give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals!

Date: Saturday, 21 October 2023

Time: 09h00

MS Teams Join Link: Click here to join.

Visit the STU-200: Basic Skills for Online Exams course at: https://adovh.unisa.ac.za/course/view.php?id=5

For more information, email: ADOVH@unisa.ac.za

Regards

ADOVH Team

ASSESSMENT SKILLS FOR ONLINE EXAMS

by ADOVH Team -

ASSESSMENT SKILLS FOR ONLINE EXAMS

Dear Students

We are excited to invite you to our session on "Assessment Skills for Online Exams." Instead of the technicalities, we'll dive deep into crafting and understanding diverse exam questions. Learn how to tackle MCQs, essays, case-based scenarios, open book exams, short questions, and more to boost your performance. Get practical tips and confidently approach various question formats. Join us for this enlightening session on mastering online assessments.

Join us for this informative session where we will share strategies on how to approach the following types of online assessment:

  • Multiple choice question
  • Essays
  • Short question types
  • Case Based / Scenario Questions
  • Portfolios
  • Open Book Exams

Date: Thursday, 05 October 2023

Time: 18h00 to 20h00

Platform: MS Teams

Link to Join: https://bit.ly/3PEunuS

For more information visit: https://mooc.unisa.ac.za/x/UnV5w4

Regards

ADOVH Team


Oct-Nov 2023 myExams Preparation Webinars

by ADOVH Team -

Dear Students

Are you feeling nervous about your upcoming exams? Do you want to ensure you are fully prepared and ready to pass your exams? Look no further than our online exam training programme!

Our programme will help you improve your exam-taking skills, boost confidence, and achieve better results. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through the exam process: navigating the online exam platform, understanding academic integrity, understanding and applying the different proctoring tools, exam-taking strategies, and time management techniques. We offer training for a variety of exam formats. Our programme is suitable for students of all levels, whether you are a first-year student or a senior student, irrespective of your academic college.

We use a hybrid approach comprising live webinars on MS Teams and an online training platform called Academic Development Open Virtual Hub (https://adovh.unisa.ac.za/), accessible anytime, anywhere, and from the comfort of your home. You'll be able to watch recordings of the live webinars and short video tutorials, download guides on exam skills, and receive assistance through our student blast sessions.

Don't let exam stress get in the way of your academic success. Join our online exam training programme today and give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals!

Comments from students attending training sessions provided by the Academic Development Open Virtual Hub (ADOVH):

  • Thank for an awesome session. I feel more relaxed and confident about the upcoming exams.
  • The session today has been great!
  • Thank you for the presentation session, it's very helpful.
  • Support much appreciated at least I have an idea on what to expect during online exam.

View the schedule and join links at: https://mooc.unisa.ac.za/x/iBDFZ0

Visit the STU-200: Basic Skills for Online Exams course at: https://adovh.unisa.ac.za/course/view.php?id=5

For more information, email: ADOVH@unisa.ac.za

Regards

ADOVH Team

Gamified MOOC Launch: Basic Skills in Digital Literacy

by ADOVH Team -

Join us for the launch of the gamified Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Basic Skills in Digital Literacy and unleash your digital potential through gamification!

Click here for more information

What you will experience:

  • Dive deep into the exciting world of digital literacy with a gamified touch.
  • Journey through five enthralling units from foundational terms to collaboration tools.
  • Meet the fascinating characters rooted in African myth that will guide your learning experience.
  • Collect “Marula Points” and compete with fellow learners on leaderboards.
  • Complete lessons and earn badges inspired by our rich African heritage.
  • Earn the final badge of digital literacy once you conquer the course.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023  |   Time: 10H00

Where: Click here to join on MS Teams

This isn’t just another course - it's a digital adventure steeped in African culture. Come, make your mark, and brew your own legacy in digital literacy.

The University of South Africa is excited to have you on board for this
virtual revolution!


Unleash Your Potential with myModules: Join the Student Training Webinars and Blast Sessions!

by Richard Wright -

Dear Student

Are you ready to embark on a journey of empowerment and unlock your full potential? At Unisa, we believe in equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in today's digital world. That's why we are thrilled to announce the launch of our Student Training Webinars and Blast Sessions, focused on enhancing your proficiency in myModules on myUnisa.

myUnisa, our academic student portal, serves as your gateway to a wealth of valuable information and resources. It's not just a portal; it's your key to a world of possibilities. To ensure that you make the most of your student experience at Unisa, we have recently upgraded myUnisa to make it more enjoyable and accessible.

Now, we understand that navigating a new system can be daunting. That's why we are here to guide you every step of the way. Our Student Training Webinars are designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to navigate myUnisa with confidence. During these interactive sessions, we will address crucial questions such as:

  • How do I login to myUnisa?
  • What is myModules, and how do I view myModules?
  • How do I view my badges in myModules?
  • How do I view my calendar and student profile?
  • How do I edit myModules preferences and view all my modules?
  • How do I access and navigate through my module content?
  • How do I submit my assignments and view my grades?
  • How do I send a direct message in myModules?

By mastering these core skills, you will become an effective digital learner in Unisa's online environment. But that's not all—we want to go above and beyond to support you on your academic journey. That's why we are also hosting Student Blast Sessions, where you can join online sessions and interact with experts who will guide you through any challenges you may encounter.

Here are the details of the upcoming training sessions: Invite and Join Links

Webinars on MS Teams:

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2023
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Join Link: Webinar Link

Date: Friday, 01 September 2023
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Join Link: Webinar Link

Date: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Join Link: Webinar Link

Blast Sessions on MS Teams:

Join one of the sessions by scanning the QR code or by clicking on the link.

Date: Tuesday, 05 September 2023
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Join Link - Group 01: Blast Session Group 01
Join Link - Group 02: Blast Session Group 02

You have the freedom to choose the sessions that best fit your schedule, and you can even attend multiple sessions to reinforce your knowledge and skills. We encourage you to seize this opportunity, as it will undoubtedly enhance your academic journey and empower you to achieve greatness.

Remember, success is not limited to what you currently believe is possible. It's about pushing beyond your perceived boundaries and embracing the challenges that come your way. With myModules, you have a powerful tool at your disposal, and these training sessions will equip you with the skills to harness its full potential.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to embark on this transformative learning experience. We are excited to see you in one of the upcoming training sessions! If you have any further questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to email us at ADOVH@unisa.ac.za.

Believe in yourself, embrace the possibilities, and together, let's conquer new horizons!

Warm regards,

The ADOVH Team
University of South Africa


Help Name Unisa's First Humanoid Robot

by Richard Wright -

Attention UNISA Students

Greetings from the UNISA Academic Development Open Virtual Hub (ADOVH)!

We're thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Our journey into the realm of AI and robotics has taken a momentous leap with the acquisition of our first semi-humanoid robot. This remarkable achievement underscores UNISA's commitment to pioneering advancements in technology and learning.

This ingenious creation is poised to play a pivotal role in bridging gaps among students and furnishing on-demand student support through seamless integration with an AI Chatbot.

But here's where your participation comes into play. We invite you to partake in a moment of significance by contributing to the naming of this cutting-edge creation. Our options are carefully selected with profound symbolism drawn from the rich tapestry of African heritage.

Lend your voice to this compelling endeavor by casting your vote for the name that resonates most with you. Make your choice by clicking the link provided below. Remember, your chance to cast your vote concludes on Monday, 14 August 2023, at 10:00.

Ready to be a part of history? Follow this link to cast your vote: https://forms.office.com/r/9ycTc9XJ7T

With anticipation, The ADOVH Team