myUCA is the online learning environment that supports teaching and learning at UCA. Course documentation, self-directed learning materials and resources are provided for students in their dedicated online course area. In addition, each unit of study has a separate area in which tutors and support staff provide teaching materials, reading lists, references and discipline-specific links to Library journals and databases.
Tutors are able create opportunities for students to check the academic integrity of their work using Turnitin and submit written or practice based work via online submission. These interactive tools also enable tutors to provide formative and summative feedback electronically to students. The collaborative blog and wiki tools in myUCA support peer learning activities, providing a mechanism by which peer feedback can occur and enable staff to assess each student's individual contribution in group tasks.
The myUCA home page contains links to your course and unit areas as well as any announcements from your course team and support services. It also links to UCA email, student ads, technical resources and the Student Union. You will also find more study resources and support under the sub-tabs. The course area linked from this page supports your academic life at UCA. You will find your course and unit handbooks - these contain details of staff teaching on your course, your timetable, the work you will be doing and details of assessment requirements. Throughout the year, staff will add to the course and unit areas, so it is important to check this regularly. Staff will also communicate with you via the course and unit announcements as well as your UCA email account.
This area contains information about your library account, as well as links to the university's e-resources, the library catalogue and your reading list. It also provides details of your Faculty Librarian, your Study Advisor and planned workshops.
This area contains your student record, showing your marks, contact details, letter requests, enrolment status and other key information related to your academic record.
This area holds information about the support services offered at UCA. These services include Funding Advice, Counselling, Disability Support, Dyslexia Support, English for Academic Purposes, Faith Services, International Student Support and Mental Health.
This area is geared towards your future and includes information about further study, professional careers advice and self-promotion. There is also a number of job opportunities, work placements and competitions within the creative industry. Expert advice can also be found about self-employment and planning your future.