We hope our community has managed to navigate the early stages of the lockdown process and the ensued rush to get what we need to be done. With the lockdown in full effect and as we begin to adapt to our new circumstance we would like to reassure our students that our programmes and academic terms are at this stage not affected. Teaching and learning via our online channels will continue as scheduled.
Students can access their course material, upload required assignments and communicate with lecturers and tutors on our online portal iCan. As an organisation, we have implemented measures which enables our employees to work from home during this period. Lecturers and tutors will be available to assist with academic queries and continue with teaching and learning from this Monday 30 March 2020. Support times will be:
- Monday to Thursday: 09h00 – 16h00
- Friday 09h00 – 15h00
With this in mind, we are fully aware that students may have connectivity issues, may not have access to the internet or the required means to submit the formative one assignment, therefore a decision has been taken to allow students the option of submitting the formative one assignment during the formative assignment two period (consult iCan and your module guides for formative two dates)
The administrative department can receive all assignments sent via our online channels over the next 21 days. We encourage our students to use this period to get ahead with studies and to submit assignments as per your schedule, as this will alleviate any pressure on you later in your studies. We will not be able to process any assignments sent via the postal service until after the lockdown period, therefore, we recommend that assignments are submitted via email, uploaded to iCan or even fax.
- iCan – https://ican.iqa.ac.za/
- email – firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
We urge all our students and their families to practice preventative measures and ensure you stay informed. Be empowered with the right information and to stay safe during this period, see the government’s dedicated website: http://coronavirus.datafree.co/ which is data-free.
Office of the Registrar