The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is switching to a new Learning Management System (LMS) in 2024! This is an exciting new frontier that speaks to the University’s student-centered pedagogy and will catapult our digital capabilities. Moodle (new LMS), with its large global footprint, is community-driven, flexible, and designed by teachers for their students. The LMS will continue to support UJ to align its teaching and learning with our strategic goals. Students and staff will be trained and supported in the transition to ensure minimum disruption.

This page is created to keep the UJ community up-to-date on the transition process, and timelines, and to keep staff/student updated on the latest news. We have embedded videos with more information and links that allow you to give us feedback or get in touch with us. Join us on this transformation journey, as we are looking forward, sibheke phambili, ponelo pele to the future of teaching and learning. Switch with us!

Should you have any further queries about switching with us, please click through to the FAQ section.

However, you are most welcome to email us directly at moodle@uj.ac.za with any queries or concerns.

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All staff can access Moodle via uLink. You will find your sandbox (playground) and access to a Self-paced Teaching with Moodle module.

Should you have missed attending CAT’s last online training session for 2023 on the new LMS (presented in the last week of November), please click here to view and listen to the session recording.

January & February 2024

The CAT instructional design team is providing Moodle training to lecturers as per the January and March 2024 training schedule. Click here to view.

In case of a special request, please contact moodle@uj.ac.za OR Dr Puleng Motshoane.

The training ranges from basic to advanced, depending on the participants’ readiness level.

Sessions are scheduled as either in-person sessions across campuses, or as online sessions.

The Outlook calendar invites are sent out weekly.

In case of a special request, you are welcome to contact Dr Puleng Motshoane at pulengm@uj.ac.za

News Archives

8 December 2023:

A last reminder to be sent out to all staff who had 2023 modules on Blackboard that they should check whether all their 2023 modules are on Moodle, and whether all their content has been migrated. Lecturers are to email switch@uj.ac.za by the latest 11 December should there be anything missing.

22 November – 30 November: Postgraduate modules

Sign-off emails sent to all lecturers between 22 – 30 November, with sign-off replies requested to be submitted in the first week in December

17 November – 24 November:

Sign-off emails sent to all HODs and relevant lecturers per department (and programme for HEPSA) for the following courses migrated to Moodle:

– HEPSA fully online courses
– CEPs Semester 2 and CEPs Year courses
– Undergraduate Semester 2 courses

HODs (for HEPSA, programme coordinators) to send the combined and completed sign-off migration list for their department to switch@uj.ac.za.

CAT is providing more training on the new LMS for the lecturers teaching in the first semester. The training sessions will be offered across all campuses and will last two hours. Kindly note that the sessions will be cancelled unless at least five people make a booking. Please book via this link: https://acesse.one/DednF

1 – 13 November:

Lecturers to check their migrated modules (semester 1, year, CEP and HEPSA courses) in Moodle for signing off.

Support/resources available to lecturers to facilitate the signing-off process:

– Daily training sessions to help you finalise your Semester 1 module/s. Find the schedule here to book a session.

Videos:

– Part 1: Help Video 1: Navigating content (7 min 53 sec)
– Part 2 Help Video 2: Tests pools and questions (2 min 21 sec)

‘Teaching with Moodle’ self-paced module, available for exploration on the new LMS under My Courses.

HODs to send the combined and completed sign-off migration list for their department to switch@uj.ac.za.

Mid-October – 7 November: Sign-off emails sent to all HODs and relevant lecturers per department for the following courses migrated to Moodle:

– Undergraduate Semester 1
– Year courses
– CEPs Semester 1

9 October: Start of migration of all undergraduate second semester modules

6 October: All year modules migrated; CAT review started; HODs and lecturers per department can expect sign-off emails late October.

18 – 29 September: Review and release of undergraduate Semester 1 modules to lecturers for finalization.

18 September: Start of migration of all undergraduate year modules

15 September: All undergraduate first semester modules migrated

30 August: To view and listen to a recording of the Navigating the new Learning Management System work sessions hosted online between 14 – 24 August, please click here.

18 August: During next week (21 – 24 August) we will present four additional sessions on navigating the new Learning Management System. Click here to  join

14 AugustJoin any one of our three sessions this week to learn more about navigating the Learning Management System.

11 August: To view and listen to a recording of the information sessions hosted in the week of 7 – 10 August, please click here.

7 August 2023: The news is out, UJ is switching to a new LMS. Join any one of our three information sessions this week to find out more.

1 August 2023: UJ is switching to a new LMS, the CAT team will be visiting your department soon.

August 2023

LMS Switch Announcement to the UJ community

August 2023

Backing-up modules on the current LMS

Migrating modules to the new LMS

August 2023

Visiting departments in the Faculty/College to offer training and support

15 September 2023

All undergraduate first semester modules migrated

18 September 2023

Start of migration of all undergraduate year modules

18 September – late November 2023

Review and release of modules to lecturers for finalization

Navigate to the second question under Migration Process on the FAQ page to see the breakdown of the migration process per module/course group

View the FAQ page
End November 2023

Export and restore 2023 modules* from Blackboard to Moodle (*Sem 1, Year Modules, Sem 2, UG & PG)

During October and November 2023

UJ academic staff sign-off on module/s

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