A. Login with your username and password

  • If you have formally registered at the University, you can access your username and password from the registration screens – “Your Mandela password”.
  • If you have not yet registered, you would have received your Mandela Uni username and password via SMS – "Dear MandelaUni student. Your network account username is  s123456789@mandela.ac.za and your password is YYYYYYYY and will be active in 24 hours. "
  • You will need this to proceed so make sure you have it.


B. Download and Install the Teams app

Teams (similar to Zoom) is the app the university uses to conduct online classes.
NOTE: Not all classes require Teams, but you will be required to use it at certain times in your course.

Installing Teams on your mobile device

  • First, you will need to install the Teams app from the App store (iPhone) or Google Play store (Android).
  • If you are on iPhone or iPad, search for "Teams" in the app store.
  • If you are on Android, search for "Teams" in the Google Play store.
  • Once the app is installed, the process is essentially the same for both devices.
  • When you open the app, you should see a sign in screen.
  • In the email field, type your Mandela Uni email address (example: s123456789@mandela.ac.za), then tap “Sign in”.
  • You will be redirected to the Nelson Mandela University Office 365 sign-in page.
  • User your email address and password to sign in.

Installing Teams on your laptop or your desktop computer

  • Got to https://portal.office.com
  • Type your Mandela Uni email address and password address (example: s123456789@mandela.ac.za).
  • You will get redirected to the Nelson Mandela University sign-in page.
  • Sign-in with you Mandela Uni email address and password address (example: s123456789@mandela.ac.za).
  • This will give you web access to your Office 365 apps.
  • Click on the icon in the top left of the page.
  • Select Teams
  • Once Teams opens, scroll to bottom, click on the “Download desktop app”
  • Save the file to your computer.
  • Once the file is download, install Teams.
  • Sign-in with your Mandela Uni email address and password address (example: s123456789@mandela.ac.za).


C. Go to https://learn.mandela.ac.za/ (Moodle)

This is the university’s online learning system also referred to as Moodle or iLearn or Learn.

Login using only your student number (e.g. s123456789) and your Mandela Uni password


D. Find your module and enrol.

  • Click the My Courses menu, all the courses you have been pre-enrolled into will be listed.
  • If there are no courses listed, search for your courses:
  • Click the search in the Navigation bar.
  • Enter the name of the course or the course code, then click Go.
  • A list of courses will appear, select the one you need to enrol in.
  • For first year courses the enrolment key will be displayed to you.
  • Please use this key to enrol in the course.


E. Follow your lecturer’s instructions in the course.

  • Instructions will vary from course to course.