Computers are freely available on campus for individual study, word processing, CD-ROM and Internet use. 'E-learning' is becoming more and more significant within the UA. This implies that the lectures, practicals and seminars only account for part of a class. The other part is offered through the electronic learning environment (Blackboard) in the form of announcements, assignments, tests, exercises, group work, question time via forum (panel discussion).
Some professors use Blackboard for group mailings and list course materials that are difficult to find elsewhere. Always check Blackboard in order to receive course-related-information.
Besides Blackboard, you will get access to the Selfservice module for students of the student administration system of the university SisA. You can get access to SisA using https://sisastudent.ua.ac.be/ (active on July 16, 2011). You can use SisA to administer your personal data, register for courses and get information about the payment of your registration fee (if applicable). More information about SisA can be found on this website (http://www.ua.ac.be/sisastudent - Dutch only at this time) or in this folder (in preparation).
Last but not least, eacht student will receive his/her personal UA student e-mail address for use during their stay in Antwerp. Your mailbox can be reached through the Webmail address https://mail.ua.ac.be/ or through Blackboard. Always check your UA mailbox because this is the way that the university will communicate with his/her students. The UA e-mail address can be linked to your personal e-mail address.
Upon arrival, students need to register with the Registration Office on campus in order to obtain a username and login, both of which are essential to access the computers, Blackboard, SisA and Webmail.