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Online resources

Wits makes a number of resources for learning and personal development available online so they can be accessed anytime and anywhere that there is a connection to the internet.


ulwazi runs on Canvas, a modern, powerful, Cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS). ulwazi enables academic staff to design learning experiences, provide educational resources, promote student engagement and interactions and assess student learning through dedicated course sites.

Click here for information on how to access ulwazi and get support.

For lecturers that are new to ulwazi and using the LMS for the first time for teaching and learning, the CLTD has created resources to assist you with designing and building your course site. Please self-enrol into the Technologies for Teaching course site here.

Wits University Library Resources

Library Web site: The Library Online Catalogue, branch contacts and operating hours, online databases, journals, e books, exams, social media and more...

A-Z Database list: An A-Z list of the Library subscribed databases available online, find online articles by searching across all databases or on a specific database

Ask-a-Librarian: A web-based reference service, allowing students and academics staff to post a question to a librarian) 

Quick Self Help Information: Guides on commonly asked questions

LibGuidesAn A-Z list of subject guides covering the most relevant resources related to that area of study

Application for new Educational Technology Software

Wits staff can apply for new educational technology software. This may include tools for teaching, learning, and assessments. Please ensure you check the existing software licenses we have before sending an application. Click here to send an application or contact your faculty representative on the Educational Technology Committee (ETC) to assist. Be sure to connect to the Wits network first (VPN)

Faculty Contacts

Name & Contact


Anne Fitchett

Rodney Genga

Engineering and Built environment

Alex Wafer

Phiwokuhle Dlamini


Paula Barnard-Ashton

Stuart Pattinson

Health Sciences

Nora-Lee Wales

Colette Gordon


Fiona Macalister

Greig Krull

Commerce, Law and Management

AI in teaching and learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and other digital models and technologies are becoming increasingly complex and more widely used across the world. While AI has been available for some years, OpenAI’s release of its new, free chatbot, ChatGPT, has caused a stir globally.