myUnisa is a secure page for registered UNISA students, which will give you direct access to important information.
You can also access course information, check examination results, access study materials, announcements and will allow you to update your personal information on the myunisa student portal.
You will be able to join online discussion forums, submit myunisa assignments and access a number of other resources.
myUnisa provides you with 24-hour access to your information and learning resources.
It will also allow you to become part of an online learning community, which means that you will be able to interact with your lecturers and fellow students regularly.
The University of South Africa recently teamed up with Cell C, MTN and Telkom to ensure that you won’t pay any data costs when visiting myUnisa or the Unisa website.
The school is also busy in negotiations with Vodacom and hope to reach an agreement with them soon.
If you have any problems with the free browsing experience, feel free to contact your network provider.
How to become a myUnisa user
After receiving confirmation from the University of South Africa that you are a registered UNISA student, you must do the following to become part of this innovative learning community:
- Claim your free myLife e-mail account before you join myUnisa.
- Login to your myUnisa student portal.
- Complete the verification process.
Regular students can login via https://my.unisa.ac.za/portal/xlogin
How to log into my life at Unisa
The initial login details will give you access to these systems:
- myUnisa – teaching and learning system and the Unisa Library.
- myLife – a web-based email for UNISA students.
This is a step-by-step guide for the initial login access.
- Go to the homepage of myUnisa (https://my.unisa.ac.za/portal).
- Click on “claim Unisa login” located on the top menu.
- Enter your student number.
- Enter your personal information (Remember to enter either an ID number or a passport number, not both).
- Read the guidelines (Read and acknowledge that you have read each statement. Click on the “acknowledge” button to take you to the final page).
- Your password (Your password for both myUnisa and your myLife e-mail account will appear on the screen. Your initial password will be sent to the mobile phone number you provided).
- Login to myUnisa (Type in your student number, your password provided in step 6, and click “Login”).
Note: The password provided is your initial myUnisa password. You can change it later.
How to login to your myLife e-mail account
Once you have claimed your Unisa login, it may take up to 24 hours for your myLife email account to be created.
Accessing your myLife e-mail account
Due to a recent Microsoft update, you will no longer be able to directly access your myLife e-mail account when logged in to myUnisa.
There is a new procedure to access your myLife e-mail account.
To access your myLife e-mail account, follow these steps:
- Go to the http://mylife.unisa.ac.za/
- Enter your full e-mail address (eg firstname.lastname@example.org) and your password for your myLife e-mail account.
- Select “Sign in”.
- Then click “sign out” after you’re done with everything. Remember to sign out of both accounts. Do not just close the windows.
How to change myUnisa and myLife password
If in any case you have forgotten your mylife password, or have any ‘invalid login’ messages, it may be necessary to reset your myUnisa password to synchronise it with your myLife mailbox.
- Login to myUnisa and click on “My Admin“.
- Click on the “Change Password” link.
- Complete the form to update your password. Note that this new password will be active for both your myUnisa and myLife services.
During peak periods, it may take approximately 30 minutes for the new password to activate on the myLife service.
If you are still experiencing problems after resetting your password, send an e-mail to MyLifeHelp@unisa.ac.za for assistance.
Don’t forget to always visit myunisa announcement page. There are scholarship opportunities and other important info on that page.
Assignments help lecturers to see whether you understand the module, and they help you to learn the work and prepare for exams.
They’re critical and compulsory – you won’t be allowed to write the examination unless you’ve completed the relevant assignments.
Always keep a copy of your assignment in case the university does not receive an assignment and you are requested to re-submit a copy.
Assignments can be submitted via myUnisa student portal, or placed in a Unisa assignment box, posted to the University of South Africa or submitted via courier.
Watch the video below which shows you how to prepare, format, complete & submit your assignments or read the guide below.
How to submit assignments via myunisa
Here is a step-by-step instructions for submitting online assignments.
To submit an assignment, use a ﬁle format that can be uploaded to my.unisa.ac.za. These formats are listed in the “Specify the type of ﬁle” drop-down list on the submission screen.
A pdf ﬁle is the preferred option (formatting and layout is retained). Do not submit assignments in write protected/read only pdf formats. Use only the Adobe pdf format.
Information on pdf converters can be found on the myUnisa homepage under “Electronic
resources”. Navigate to the assignments tool to start the process.
When you click “Continue”, your assignment will be uploaded to the Unisa network.
This may take several minutes depending on the size of your assignment and the speed of your internet connection.
Once the assignment is received, its details will be displayed on your screen for ﬁnal checking. You can either go back and make corrections or click on “Submit assignment” to submit it.
Ensure that your answers to multiple-choice questions are ready before connecting to
the internet. It will cost you money to work out answers while online. Check for mistakes before submitting an assignment.
Don’t wait until the closing date
Try to submit your assignments at least 3 working days before the due date, as you may experience unforeseen problems (e.g. your internet connection is down) on the day you want to submit your assignment. Don’t run into grace period issues.
Don’t submit the same assignment via two separate channels (eg myUnisa and the post). Any documents/assignments uploaded to your myUnisa admin must be virus free.
If you repeatedly submit documents with viruses, you may lose the right to use myUnisa student portal.
Assignments of modules offered fully online must be submitted online. Hard copy assignments submitted for online modules will be returned to the student unmarked.
Assignments submitted via myUnisa admin which are marked onscreen (except multiple-choice question assignments, blogs, portfolios and discussion forums) will be available for viewing on my.unisa.ac.za.
Notiﬁcation of the marked assignment (together with a link) will be sent to your myLife e-mail account. Download your marked assignment, so that you have access to it even when you are offline.
Unisa’s Assignment Division does not accept requests to cancel assignments submitted via myUnisa. It is your responsibility to ensure that the content of your assignment is correct before you submit it via myUnisa.
Submitting via assignment boxes
If you live near Pretoria, Midrand, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Polokwane or Durban and prefer to deliver your completed assignments personally, you may post your assignments in the assignment boxes, preferably two days prior to the assignment due date, at these campuses.
Do NOT post envelopes containing money in any of the assignment boxes. The University of South Africa does everything possible to ensure that assignments reach us safely, but the university cannot take responsibility for the loss of assignments as a result of fire or theft.
Assignments posted to the university must be in the envelopes supplied to you when you registered. Except for weekends and public holidays, the assignment boxes are emptied daily by Unisa staff.
The collection time is approximately 07:00.
If you submit an assignment via an assignment box and do not receive confirmation via SMS from Unisa within 7 working days of submitting the assignment, contact the Assignment Division.
For more on myUnisa assignment, visit the assignment info page.