Vula is used extensively by postgraduate students to:
- develop online artifacts, gather readings and research data and as a reflective learning space
- collaborate with other students and academics both within and beyond UCT
- undertake surveys and polls
- pre submission checking of thesis and dissertations against the Turnitin Plagiarism service
Vula is also extensively used by teaching departments and faculties to facilitate communication and collaboration amongst their students. In taught postgraduate modules, Vula is widely used to enable the delivery of course readers and handouts.