eFundi is an online learning management system used by the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa.
It provides a platform for students and instructors to access course materials, submit assignments, participate in discussions and engage in various learning activities.
This online learning management system enhances the educational experience by facilitating communication, collaboration and access to resources.
Outlined below are some of the features that eFundi offers;
eFundi has an assignments tool that allows students to submit their assignments online.
The tool integrates with Turnitin, a software that checks for plagiarism by comparing the student’s submission with the internet and other sources.
The platform has discussion forums that enable students and staff to engage in online discussions.
This feature allows for collaborative learning and can be used to ask questions, share ideas, and provide feedback.
Interactive learning environment (ILE)
eFundi has an ILE that provides an interactive and engaging learning experience for students.
The ILE is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, and it includes features such as videos, audio files, and interactive quizzes
Access to academic resources
The platform provides students and staff with access to a range of academic resources, including course materials, lecture notes and e-books.
These resources can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
Chicago 17th footnote referencing
eFundi requires students to use Chicago 17th footnote referencing when writing essays.
This referencing style is widely used in academic writing and helps to ensure that sources are properly cited.
How does eFundi work?
Here is how eFundi works;
Instructors create course sites on eFundi, where they can organize and structure course content.
They can upload lecture notes, readings, multimedia files and other resources for students to access.
Communication and collaboration
eFundi allows for communication and collaboration between students and instructors.
Discussion forums and messaging features enable students to ask questions, engage in discussions and seek clarification on course content.
Assignments and assessments
The platform provides a platform for instructors to create and manage assignments.
Students can submit their assignments electronically through the system and instructors can provide feedback and grades.
Grades and feedback
Instructors can use eFundi to record and manage grades for assignments, quizzes, and exams.
Equally, students can view their grades and feedback to track their progress in the course.
Online tests and quizzes
eFundi allows instructors to create online tests and quizzes, which students can complete within a specified time frame.
The system automatically grades the assessments and provides immediate feedback to students.
Access to resources
The platform provides a centralized location for students to access course materials, such as lecture notes, readings, and multimedia files.
These resources are available 24/7, allowing students to review and study at their own pace.
eFundi integrates with Turnitin, a plagiarism detection software.
This allows instructors to check the originality of student submissions and provide feedback on academic integrity.
How to activate eFundi
To activate eFundi, follow these steps;
- Go to the eFundi Support office located in the Learning Commons, Building 13, third floor office number SL308
- Provide your name and student number to the support staff
- Log in to eFundi by accessing it from the NWU’s homepage or by typing www.nwu.ac.za in your browser
- Complete the first component of the eFundi course, which consists of two units that will show you what eFundi is, how to find it, and how to log in
- Once you have completed the first component, you will gain access to the second component, which consists of eight units that will teach you how to use tools on eFundi to fully participate in the modules that you are registered for
- To submit an assignment on eFundi, create an assignment in the Assignments tool and follow the steps provided
- To submit an essay on eFundi, use Chicago 17th footnote referencing and include a bibliography/reference list. The essay must use a minimum of three sources
- If you encounter any issues with eFundi, contact the eFundi Support office for assistance
How to reset eFundi password
Here are the steps to reset your eFundi password;
- Visit the eFundi password reset page
- Enter your university number
- Enter your current password
- Enter your new password
- Click “Change Password”
If you have any issues resetting your password, you can contact the eFundi Helpdesk or the T&L Technologies Helpdesk for assistance.
What is eFundi?
eFundi is a Learning Management System used by the North-West University.
Where can I find previous exam papers?
You can find previous exam papers on eFundi.
How do I download EndNote?
Instructions on how to download EndNote can be found on eFundi.
What link would you use to check if a book is reserved?
To check if a book is reserved, you can use a specific link on eFundi.
How do I check that eFundi has a valid email address for me?
To check if eFundi has a valid email address for you, follow the steps provided on the eFundi platform.
Why can’t my students see my modules on eFundi?
If your students can’t see your modules on eFundi, there may be an issue with the settings or permissions.
You can seek support from the eFundi support team.
How do I create a new question in the assessment builder?
To create a new question in the assessment builder, follow the step-by-step instructions provided on eFundi.
How do I create a calculated question?
Instructions on how to create a calculated question can be found on eFundi.
What is the purpose of eFundi?
eFundi is a platform used for distance learning and managing course materials at the North-West University.
How can I get support for eFundi?
You can get support for eFundi by contacting the eFundi support team at the North-West University.