Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) keeps you connected to all of UCT’s online services. Read on to find out how to connect, how to find software and how to stay safe while you’re online.
The quick guide
For a short guide on all you need to know about digital at UCT, take a look at the ICTS checklist: icts.uct.ac.za/digital-checklist.
Connect to Wi-Fi
Sign in to your UCT email
Sign in to your email account via icts.uct.ac.za/myuct. Remember to check it regularly – this is where you’ll find all official university communications.
Hook up your phone
Go to your app store (Android/iOS) and download the UCT Mobile App to access timetables, library services, maps and more. For support, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know Vula
Vula (www.vula.uct.ac.za) is UCT’s online environment for teaching and learning, research and collaboration. It’s also where your lecturers will post a lot of your academic course content.
Get the software you need
Before buying any software, first check what site-licensed software is available for free at https://ictsdownloads.uct.ac.za. Office365 is available via your myUCT account, and UCT has signed up to use Google Apps.
Be a responsible user
Don’t use the internet for anything illegal – especially not streaming, sharing or downloading copyrighted content. Also, respect the email and internet usage policy – check the IT Guide for Students (http://webcms.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/286/Student_guide_2018.pdf).
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If you need more direct help, use one of these channels:
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