Sheridan with its multiple campuses is located in the Greater Toronto Area. One of the largest community colleges with high international population Sheridan is the first beneficiary of iCent app.
iCent was rolled out at Sheridan College during the Fall of 2015 to help international students better prepare for a new academic and social life in Canada. The app serves as a 24/ 7 virtual international office delivering information to students right on their smartphones.
Sheridan notes: "iCent app guides international students through every step of the process – uploading their study permits, providing a pre-departure checklist, airport arrival assistance, providing a registration checklist, and collecting emergency contact information. Other features are geared at assisting students to settle, helping with needs such as residency, grocery shopping, banking, telecom and places of worship once they arrive in Canada. The app also provides students with details about campus maps, security info, health insurance, immigration compliance, driver’s licenses, parking rules, and much more to keep students engaged throughout the academic life cycle with appointment booking, workshops, push notifications, career services and counselling."
Sheridan College - App Usage Report
Sheridan App Dashboard
Current Students Services
Submit Study Permit Submissions
Emergency Contact Updates
The International Office promotes iCent app during pre-departure orientations multiple times during the year. To date, the app has been downloaded over 6000 times from the Apple app store and the Google Play store.
iCent Featured at Sheridan
iCent was recently featured at Sheridan`s d3 - Digital Discovery Day. D3 Day is a one-day conference meant to foster curiosity, educate, and engage faculty about educational technology and all that Sheridan has to offer.
Rama Ishak speaks at the Digital Discovery event about the usage, insights and technology edge of iCent app at Sheridan College, Canada.
Note: The video has been modified from its original version to showcase only iCent part. | Original video credits to Sheridan College.