Logging in to iKamva with your Novell Username and Password will grant you access to your online courses. Should your login details fail to authenticate during the login process, it could be one of the following:
Incorrect Username or Password (Retype your details and try again)
Forgotten your Username or Password (contact ICS service desk at firstname.lastname@example.org OR x2000)
Novell account expired. Contact ICS service desk to re-activated your account.
When course instructors/lecturers add courses to iKamva during the site creation process, students are automatically enrolled in the dedicated courses.
iKamva makes use of the Student Administration Systems Integration (SASI) services to update the student list. Once the SASI system is updated it will reflect in the iKamva course.
After you login, you will automatically enter your private site named “My Workspace.” To the right of the My Workspace tab, you will see more tabs for your course or project sites in the top menu. Click on the tab with the name course or project site you wish to enter. If the course does not reflect click on ‘More sites’ to view the rest of the modules you are linked to.
**If you only see the My Workspace tab,it means that you are currently not enrolled in any courses.
Below is a list of the tools currently available in a course site. You may add or remove tools according to your needs. For instructions on how to use any of the these tools, use the ikamva "Help" link located in any course menu.
Home page: For viewing recent announcements, calendar, discussion, and chat items
Announcements: For posting current, time-critical information
Assignments: For posting, submitting and grading assignments) online
Blogs: For Blog entries by site participants both lecturers and students/participants.
Calendar: For posting and viewing deadlines, events, etc.
Chat Room: For real-time conversations in written form
DropBox: For private file sharing between instructor/lecturer and student
Email Archive/Listserv: For viewing email sent to the sites email address
External Tool: Launch external tools using IMS Learning Tools Interoperability
Discussion Forums: For asynchronous discussions among site members. Displays forums and topics for a particular module/site
Gradebook: For storing and computing grades manually or automatically entered
Lessons: For creating content modules and sequences; can be organized by week, unit or chapter
Messages/Email: For contacting course members through email or internal messages
Modules: For authoring, publishing, and organizing learning sequences
News/RSS Feeds: For viewing content from online sources.
Podcasts: For managing individual podcast and podcast feed information
PostEm/Feedback: For providing feedback to students on course progress.
Polls:Can be used for anonymous polls or voting within the class
Course Resources: For uploading files, publishing documents, sharing external links, creating HTML documents and citation lists, creating folders for group work, etc.
Classlist: For viewing the site participants list
Search: For searching content by keywords
Section Info: For managing sections within a site
Sign-up: Enables signup for meetings, office hours, and other events
Site Info: For managing sites tools, site members
Statistics: For showing site statistics by user, event, resource, etc.
Syllabus: For posting a summary outline and/or requirements for a course
Tests & Quizzes: For creating and taking online tests and quizzes
VoiceThread: For sharing slides, images, and videos and having group conversations around media
Web Content: For creating links to the web or course content
Wiki: For collaborative editing of pages and content
Yes. Students and lecturers can access iKamva from anywhere off campus, as long as they have a device with internet connection. This can be via a laptop or PC at home, at an internet café, even at the beach. Users should have internet connection.
As a lecturer, you are able to create online modules on iKamva. You need to go to ‘worksite-setup and click new’. You can follow the steps in order to create your online module. All modules registered in SASI can be created on iKamva. You can use the ikamva "Help" icon to create your online module OR refer to the Self-Help Videos on our YouTubeChannel: