The Academic Orientation Week programme for first-year students will be fully online, but students who have no access to appropriate technology may access their campus, where tutors in the computer laboratories will assist you in completing the online orientation. Because of the reduced number of students on our campuses, we will still be able to ensure social distancing during orientation.
UP has also developed an online Pre-Orientation Module for all provisionally admitted first-year students. The module will include a course that will train you in computer literacy and introduce you to the learning management system used at UP, known as ClickUP.
First-year students with no prior exposure to technology and technological tools will, upon registration, be provided with the option to physically access UP computer laboratories, where they will receive hands-on guidance in completing the ClickUP Pre-Orientation Module from well-trained tutors, before the institution-wide Academic Orientation Week kicks off.
First-year students who are not familiar with transitioning to a hybrid (online and face-to-face) teaching and learning environment will be able to use their phones to engage in the pre-orientation programme. They will be guided on how to access and use the tools they will encounter in ClickUP. The technology section of the programme is developmental in nature, with beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. For more information on orientation, please visit http://www.up.ac.za/orientation for updates.