It is a hard fact to dispute that technology has revolutionised our world; work, studies, social lives, and much more, and it is only befitting of a modern university to not just embrace such change, but to spearhead the digital phenomenon in the nation.
The Centre for Information and Communication Technologies (CICT) at UNZA launched an inaugural initiative that spanned a week, from the 5th to 9th November, and was centred on improving and increasing awareness among academic staff and students on the multifarious ICT applications and systems available at the University, and other global platforms (G-Suite, Moodle).
The ICT Week involved various demonstrations and presentations of technologies and platforms at the Graduation Square within the university on the day of launch. Other presentations were carried out in the schools and units on both campuses of the university. Dignitaries from within the university were present at launch, along with deans and directors from their respective schools and institutes.
The Systems Development department had the delight of demonstrating the Card Payment System and the SMS application being introduced to the Student Information System (SIS). The card payment system will allow students to pay their tuition and other fees online hence no need to queue up at the bank.
Networking and Software Support gave hands on demonstrations and tutorials of, to name but a few, E-Meetings Google Meet, Google Docs tools that expedite Collaborations and Research, and the data storage system, Google Drive.
Quality Assurance and Security had salient presentations on User Online Safety Mechanisms, which entailed privacy, data protection and encryption, passwords and emails, and safe browsing, to help elevate security consciousness of the perils that lie web and methods to heighten protection.
The Consultancy and Training Unit went ahead to sensitize the public on the training courses that are available, along with the two free courses; SPSS and ICT Basic Skills.
Please click the links below for more information on platforms demonstrated during the ICT Week: