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Web tools for university students: Communication Tools

This guide will feature an overview of some of our favourite Web tools and how you can use them in your studies

Request a Literature Search

Need sources for your literature review? Struggling to find sources for your assignment, research proposal or thesis?

The Library can assist with a literature search, which is a systematic and comprehensive search for published, academic material on your specific subject/topic. How do you request one? Simply go to Request a literature search .

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Library Support

Communication Tools

Microsoft 365 Tools

requires you to sign in with your myUnisa login 

Online Tools

MS 365 Kaizala​

Kaizala is a secure messaging and work management app that lets you collaborate with others in and outside of your organization. Send and receive instant messages, coordinate tasks, submit invoices, and use special tools to interact with your team wherever you are.

MS 365 Teams​

You can set  up teams for your study or work groups and collaborate in one easy space. 

MS 365 Whiteboard

Whiteboard is a freeform, digital canvas where people, content, and ideas come together. You can use Whiteboard for collaborating with your group to accomplish many activities — whether your group is in the same place or in multiple locations.

MS 365 Yammer

Yammer is a social network that helps you openly connect and engage across your group and community, share knowledge in communities, discuss ideas, and collaborate with others around the globe.

WeTransfer  is an easy way to send large files - most official work email accounts limit the size of email attachments one can send.

Things to know:

You do not need to register for a WeTransfer account

It's free

You can upload 2GB per transfer (if you need larger uploads you can upgrade to Plus for a fee) 

You can upload as often as you like

Your files are available for 7 days when using the free service - after that they're deleted to make room for new transfers

The system uses encryption when transferring your files and when they are stored. Once your files are safely stored, they can only be accessed using the unique links sent to the sender and receiver.