The UWC iKamva is the Learning Management System (LMS) for the University of Western Cape. Here is a guide to help you use the platform effectively.
Most universities run on the Sakai LMS while others also run on the Moodle LMS. There are other LMS including Blackboard and ITS.
No matter the LMS platform your university runs, there is always one goal in mind and that is to help you learn outside the four corners of the classroom block. Of course, there are other goals for introducing LMS but it all ends up helping students with their studies.
iKamva Key Features
There are so many things you can do with the iKamva LMS and some of them are in the list below. There are others that you must use the platform to know.
- The platform contains courses that students must join and study.
- You can download and submit assignments on this platform.
- Students also get to write quizzes and exams on what they study remotely using this platform.
- There are timetables and events calendars incorporated into the platform for students to make use of.
- Tracking your academic history is also another major use of this platform. The Gradebook feature can easily help you do this.
- Students using the UWC iKamva platform can collaborate with other students or lecturers on different topics thanks to the chats and forums feature of iKamva.
- You get to receive News and Announcements through this platform.
- There is also a DropBox feature that allows sharing of files between students and lecturers.
There are so many other hidden features of the iKamva LMS that you must use to know. While most of the features are what you must use every day, some of them are occasionally used.
UWC iKamva Login Credentials
The very first important step to using the platform is to log in. If you don’t know which credentials to use, how then do you log in?
For completely New Students, the login credentials are your “Student Number” for Username and Password is your SA ID Number or Passport Number with “!St” prefixing. An example of your password should look like this; “!StXXXXXXXXXXXXX” where “XXXXXXXXXXXXX” represents your ID or Passport number.
For returning students, you don’t have to add the “!St” prefix. Just type your SA ID Number or Passport Number as a password.
UWC iKamva Login Process
If you know your login credentials, then the next process is to know how to log in. Follow the procedure below to log in.
- Enter your Username and Password using the login credentials guide above.
You should be able to log in successfully.
Note that the iKamva Portal is unavailable between 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM every day. During this period, then servers restart to help smooth usage for the day.
There is also a mobile application for Android users. You can download the app and log in using the same login credentials.
Download the iKamva app using this link.
How To Change Your iKamva Password
It is very advisable to change your passwords as a new student. It is also important to change your password at least once every 90 days. This will help secure your account.
If you want to change your password, simply follow the procedure below.
- Type into your browser address bar, this URL: >>> https://mypassword.uwc.ac.za
- You should see a page similar to the one in the screenshot below.
Enter your Username, Old password, a New Password, and confirm the New Password.
- Also, make sure your password follows the criteria below.
Your password must contain at least 1 lowercase, uppercase, a number, and a special character.
The password shouldn’t be less than 8 characters long.
Do not use any of your old passwords or your Username.
Note: Changing your password for iKamva will change your password for other platforms including ukwazi library, EZproxy, VPN, and Intranet.
If you face any challenges changing your password, call 959 2000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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