Pegaz is an online learning platform for the Jagiellonian University.
Online learning platforms are websites that contain educational resources and tools to support the teaching process.
The advantages of using Pegaz include:
- teachers and students get access to tools created to support the teaching process
- only those who conduct courses and the specific group of students registered in those courses have access to the resources for a given course (no one else has access to resources posted to Pegaz)
- there is no need to transfer licenses to external platforms for any of the materials developed for the course (in the case of posting teaching materials on external websites, these websites usually require the transfer of a license)
Everyone conducting a course at the Jagiellonian University automatically*)
receives at Pegaz:
- server space available for use
- a set of tools useful in the teaching process, such as automatically checked quizzes, participant forums, online gradebooks, etc.
- a communication platform for use with students, one to which only registered participants in a given course have access
All that the user needs to do is to log in to the platform at:
Click on the address above to open Pegaz in a new web browser tab. You should log in with the same username and password which you use when using your university email, USOS, etc.
*)A page for the course appears in Pegaz automatically 24 hours after the initialisation of the current year’s/semester’s version of the course in USOS by the teaching unit’s secretariat.
Sometimes at the beginning of the semester, it may happen that the course does not yet appear on Pegaz. In this situation, you should first confirm that the secretary’s office has initialised the course in the USOS system, and that 24 hours have elapsed since then (the time needed for the so-called „data migration” from USOS to Pegaz).
Examples of Pegaz features
- The ability to post resources in various formats, such as text, illustrations, sound or video recordings, or webpage links
- The ability to post self-checking quizzes. These give students the opportunity to train and test their knowledge without the presence of a teacher. The system checks the answers against a key provided by the teacher
- A log for course online participation statistics
- Online gradebooks
- Discussion forums
- Lessons (game-like non-linear tasks)
- Peer assessment workshops. Students may evaluate each other’s work randomly and anonymously.
- Modules supporting group work
- and much more…
More: Moodle technology
Pegasus is based on Moodle technology.
This is a very popular learning technology*) used at many universities and research institutes around the world. All of the learning platforms of the Jagiellonian University are also based on it. So, if you learn to use one of our platforms, at the same time you will acquire the technical skills to use and create educational resources on all educational platforms based on the Moodle standard.
Go to the official Moodle project website (moodle.org). There are materials in English, online forums where you can get support, and software to download.
*) here you will find data on the popularity of Moodle technology in the world
More: Other JU remote learning platforms
In addition to Pegaz, the Jagiellonian University has other online learning platforms. Each is dedicated to its own specific purpose. In general, you will be informed if and when you need to use them. Three of the most commonly used are:
Krakus. This platform contains those educational courses for which students do not register via USOSweb. Additional courses, workspaces, and training courses which are not part of regular degree programmes are available there. Students will have automatic access to Krakus using the same username and password as when logging into their academic mailbox. By default, students are not enrolled in any courses until they have selected a course themselves. For University employees and outside participants, accounts are created by a CZN employee.
Jaszczur. University employees can find Occupational Safety and Health training on this platform. University employees have automatically access to Jaszczur with the same username and password as when logging into their academic mailbox.
Jagiellonian University Without Borders. This is a platform for Open Education Materials. University researchers willing to popularise their field or their own research in an open manner can make their work available to all interested Internet users there. Access to some courses requires prior self-registration on the platform.