Moodle Unisa Guide for Students

Moodle is a free software learning management system providing a platform for Unisa e-learning that facilitates interaction between lecturers and students online.



Since Moodle LMS became popular, Unisa has adopted it for their learning needs. Thus as one of the learning systems of the university, students face a real challenge in how to use Moodle as a student.

In this post, Unisportal will help you simplify things in Moodle for you. If you are a Unisa student and you are using Moodle, this post will help you understand how to use and utilize the advantages of student Moodle LMS.

Benefits of Moodle for Students

1. It’s an excellent place for Unisa students, whatever their age, to become confident in using the web within a school-controlled environment.

2. Using the Unisa course forums, students can discuss topics, share ideas and even feedback on each other’s work. 

3. The chat module in Moodle allows a scheduled online messaging interaction ideal for active users. You can interact and discuss different locations at the same time.

4. Learning resources are available to the learners whenever they want them. There’s even a Mobile App to make access even easier via smartphone or mobile device!

5. The Quiz activity can give immediate feedback to the students related to their answers so students can regularly test themselves building their knowledge and confidence throughout their learning performance.

How to Use Moodle for Unisa

How does a Moodle student work?  The setup starts with your lecturer adding you to the  Moodle site. If your admin/lecturer has not enrolled you, you can ask for the Moodle link or code to join and create an account.

However, Moodle Unisa has a different way of accessing it. Students have to first sign in to their myUnisa account and copy the link of their module courses to be able to view their course dashboard.

Once you sign in to your Moodle site, then it will take you to your dashboard page where you’ll find the following on your dashboard, skills, badges, calendar, and the others related to your learning. 

Depending on the arrangement of your Moodle LMS, the site home presents a lot of learning data.

How to Access Moodle Unisa

If you already have been registered on the class Moodle you can access your Moodle portal but you have to log in to your myUnisa account. here’s how to login:

To access your myUnisa account:

1. Go to the myUnisa website here >> https://www.Unisa.ac.za/sites/myUnisa/default/

2. Fill in your Unisa student number.

3. Enter your password.

If you have not claimed your myUnisa account, here’s how to claim it:

1. Go to the myUnisa website https://www.Unisa.ac.za/sites/myUnisa/default/.

2. Enter your student number.

3. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the steps. 

After logging in to your myUnisa account you’ll now have access to: 

  • myUnisa – teaching and learning system (Moodle)
  • The Unisa Library.
  • myLife i.e email for Unisa students. 

Now to Moodle Unisa as a student:

1. Select the Module year by clicking on myModule plus the year.

2. Scroll to the top of the page and copy the link, or click here.

3. Open your Moodle app if you have installed it on your phone.

4. Enter your myUnisa number, i.e your student number and password.

5. After you have logged in it will take you to “My Courses”.

6. Click on “My Courses” and all your courses for that year will appear on your screen.

7. To download the course, click on the three dots by the side of the course.

8. Open the course after downloading it to see other details like student announcements, assignments, and the time you are supposed to submit the assignment.

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How to Check Your Courses

Students can check their login details for a particular course once they have been enrolled in the Moodle site:

1. To check your details in the Navigation tab.

2. Open “My courses” and select “Participants”.

3. Click the Student’s name. 

4. Select “Activity reports”  and then click on “All logs”.

5. From there, you can check the Outline report, complete report, grade, etc.

Moodle Unisa Code

The Moodle Unisa QR login code can be scanned by your mobile device to log into the Moodle Student app, without entering your login credentials. 

This QR code contains the site URL, the student’s username, and password. Thus when a Unisa student scans the QR code with their phone they are taken to their Moodle site on the Moodle App, already signed in to continue with their online learning.

To find your Moodle Mobile login QR code: Open your Moodle Account. Then select the QR for mobile login link to view your QR code.

Moodle App

Moodle Student app allows students to access their courses and groups using a mobile device. Students can submit assignments, participate in discussions, and view grades and course materials on the go.

The app also provides access to course calendars, To-Do items, notifications, and Conversation messages. Moodle Student app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Download Moodle Unisa App

1. On your device, open Google Play Store Google Play.

 2. Search or browse for Moodle app on the search bar.

4. Select “Moodle Student” when the result appears.

5. Select Install and wait for a few minutes for it to finish downloading.

Unisa Test and Assignment

You can test your knowledge of a topic or a course using the Moodle Quiz feature.

Besides completing an assignment you can also watch a video activity and other activities assigned to you by your course lecturer. 

It is your Moodle lecturer or admin who will decide the activity you have to complete. Furthermore, the Moodle Unisa reporting allows you to check your quiz, assignment, and other analytics.