Protection of Personal Information Act [POPIA]

Learning Management System (iKamva)

We respect your right to privacy and therefore aim to ensure that we comply with the legal requirement of the POPI Act which regulates the manner in which we collect, process, store, share and discard any personal information which you have provided to us.

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iKamva Privacy Notice

iKamva does not store any passwords locally, but verifies it each time against UWC’s Active Directory system.

What information does iKamva collect and how is it used?

When a user logs into iKamva, the platform references a student and staff user-id against the UWC Active Directory to authenticate user access details. iKamva only stores the student’s user id to ensure updated class rosters.

User activity and assessment records

iKamva records all user activity and stores it as session events within the database. In addition to user activity, iKamva records the individual student assessment scores obtained for tests within each module. Students are only able to see their individual scores. Lecturers are also able to view the assessment scores for their individual modules.

Who do we share information with?

The platform, iKamva does not share, exchange, or sell a user’s personal information to any organisation for the purpose of direct marketing; and when partnering with an organisation. A user's personal information will only be disclosed if required to do so for legal purposes.

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Roles and Permissions within iKamva

iKamva hosts various roles and permissions, including: Lecturer, Student, Guest, Participant, Tutor, Teaching Assistant, Librarian, Teaching & Learning Specialist and Project/Site Owner: **Content refers to text, images, audio and video.

NB: User roles are assigned at the start of the design and development process. Hence, a specific module/course will host roles and permissions accordingly (i.e. as discussed with the subject-matter expert).