NMU Moodle – The LMS for Nelson Mandela University

NMU Moodle is the LMS for Nelson Mandela University and every student must know how to use it. Here is a simple guide to help you use the LMS effectively.

Learning Management System (LMS) is an institutional web application or software that allows institutions to incorporate electronic learning into their mode of teaching. While most universities rely on the Open Source Sakai LMS, NMU uses Moodle as the Learning Management System. Using an e-Learning platform has so many advantages in both teaching and learning.

In this article, we will be looking at some of the reasons why it is important to use LMS and some of the things you can do with the LMS.

Why Must You Use NMU Moodle?

Online learning use to be just an imagination a few years ago. Now, it is here and everyone is taking advantage of it. Using LMS make your learning easier. Below are some of the reasons and benefits you get using an LMS.

  • Easy Access to Course Materials
    You get easy access to course materials no matter where you are. Whether on campus or off-campus, all you need is an internet connection to get the materials you need for learning.
  • Makes Teaching and Learning Easier and Faster
    It is believed that the introduction of LMS in learning has made teaching and learning easier. It has also improved the rate at which students learn and understand the courses. Due to the remote accessibility of LMS, students are able to learn without limitations.
  • Taking Quizzes and Examinations
    The platform allows you to take quizzes and examinations remotely hence reducing the tension that builds when you have to sit for exams and quizzes.
  • Assignment Submissions
    Usually, you must get to campus before you can submit your assignments. Now, you can submit your assignments with ease no matter the distance or location.
  • Collaboration
    Another difficult thing is collaborating with other students or lecturers on project works. Usually, you have to meet all the time to discuss the ideas and progress. But with Moodle, you can collaborate and share ideas while working together through the platform.
  • Checking Academic Records
    You can easily check your academic performance through the platform. You don’t have to wait for the University to present your academic records. Moodle has the function that makes you see your performance.

Those are some of the reasons why you should use this platform.

NMU Moodle Login

The NMU Moodle which is also called i-Learn is only accessible by students and staff. It means that if you don’t have a username and password, you are out of luck.

As long as you are a student of Nelson Mandela University, You should be able to access the platform with ease.

  • Enter your Username. If you don’t know your Username, simply prefix your student number with an “s” (eg. s12345678).
  • Use your NMU network password to log in.

Contact Support

If you have forgotten your password or are having issues accessing the platform, contact support on 041 504 3000 or send an email to [email protected].

The support desk will request your student number, ID number, first name, Surname, and the characters you would like to use as your new password. Make sure the password is more than 8 characters and has both letters and numbers.

NMU UniTube

The NMU UniTube is more like Nelson Mandela University’s version of the popular video platform “YouTube“. Except with this one, only the University staff can upload videos.

There are different types of videos uploaded on the platform to help students with their studies. Some of the videos include research documentaries, pre-recorded lectures, events, etc.

All the videos can be viewed without any restrictions and viewers can always pass comments on the videos. There are thousands of informative videos on the platform currently.

You can access the platform using the UniTube URL: >>>> https://unitube.mandela.ac.za/


In short, students can not do without electronic learning these days. The recent pandemic has even increased the rate at which students make use of e-learning platforms.

Nelson Mandela University’s Moodle is one of the platforms to use for learning. It also benefits you as a student to learn at a faster pace.

Don’t forget to also use UniTube as your main source for research since it has lots of documentary videos. You can even watch some lectures there in case there is a topic you wish you could get an extra lecture on.

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