UKZN has launched a new user-friendly intranet site for staff and students to access the latest news, tools, and information – all on one platform.
Created by the Corporate Relations Division, the site is completely integrated and allows staff and students to view their personalised information by simply signing in.
Designed with a fresh layout and an array of new functions, the main landing page, dedicated to both staff and students, will provide access to relevant news, an events calendar, a COVID-19 dashboard, institutional developments, policies, quick access to teaching and learning resources and contacts for support.
Staff will be directed to a portal with staff-related news, giving them access to Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS) and other employee wellness resources; critical dates on the academic calendar; research grants and notices; Human Resources (HR) forms; institutional and staff events; and their most recently shared files.
The student portal will display student-specific content and allow for easy access to news, Student Central, SRC and governance resources; critical dates on the timetable; lists and contacts for campus health services; information about UKZN’s library services; and institutional and student events.
Commenting on the launch of UKZN’s new intranet site Ms Normah Zondo, Acting Executive Director: Corporate Relations, said, ‘In the coming weeks, we will highlight some of the features available on the platform to support students and staff in navigating the new design and experiencing the streamlined menus, clear navigation and responsive layout.’
Zondo added, ‘We are also relying on your feedback so that we can deliver a valuable and user-friendly platform. So, we invite you to access the site and learn more about the features and services available, and trust that you’ll benefit greatly from this platform.’
Words: Hlengiwe Khwela