NWU Efundi

NWU Efundi

NWU Efundi, This service is a web-based eLearning, collaboration and research management system. It is designed to help lecturers and researchers create many different types of course and project sites, with varying levels of complexity.

eFundi is the North-West University instance of Sakai, an open source Learning Management System (LMS),

that provides NWU staff with the tools to support teaching, learning and research activities.

Key features of eFundi (Sakai):

  • Instruction – eFundi provides the opportunity to create and grade assignments using the Assignments tool; calculate, store and distribute grades to students in the Gradebook tool; Organize text, resources, quizzes, tests, assignments, media and other content using the Lesson tool; Post a summary outline of module requirements using the Syllabus tool; Create and manage online assessments in the Tests & Quizzes tool; and facilitate and grade online discussions in the Forums tool.
  • Communication & Collaboration – With tools such as Announcements, Calendar, Chat, Forums, Drop box, Messages, Podcasts, Polls, Wiki, Blog and Lessons, it is easy to keep communication channels with students open and allow students to collaborate and generate their own knowledge.
  • User features – eFundi allows all users to connect with others with the same interests using the Connections feature. Users can now also personalise their experience by choosing their own navigation and updating their profiles. A permanent chat feature allows users to communicate across disciplines.
  • Site features – Create groups for communication, grading, permission, collaboration, assignments or assessment purposes. Customise your landing page for your module to welcome your students. Keep track of student activity on your site using the statistics tool. Manage your resources and users.

eFundi offers a broad spectrum of features, including tools.

The Tools can be individually selected, added or removed based on the specific requirements or needs of each site.

Cost: – Free
This Service is Available to:

User Responsibilities

How to request this service: 
Automatically provided with Staff, Student and Guest registration.
How to report a problem with the service:
    • Staff & Guests: Contact your IT Service Desk.
  • Students: Contact your IT Service Desk.

eFundi Login

Please be sure to contact your campus support desk for help:

Mafikeng Campus

Academic Staff Support
E-mail: 25967878@nwu.ac.za
Tel.: 018 389 2447
Office: ADC Building, Block D, Office G80

Potchefstroom Campus

Academic Staff Support
E-mail: eFundi-PC@nwu.ac.za
Tel.:  018-285 2295
Office: Building E8, room 107
Distance Student support re   academic & eFundi matters
Open Distance Learning Call centre
E-mail: distancepotch@nwu.ac.za
Tel.: 018 285 5900

Vaal Triangle Campus

Academic Staff Support
E-mail: vtc-efundistaff@nwu.ac.za
Tel.: 016 910 3317
Office: Building 13, room SL313
Student Support
E-mail: efundi-vc@nwu.ac.za
Tel.: 016 910 3317
Office: Building 13, room SL313