You will receive an email sent to your personal email with instructions on how to activate your free FNU student email. You will need your FNU student email in order to create your Student Portal. If you have not received an email with these instructions, you may activate your FNU student email by following these steps:
- Go to “www.fnu.edu”. Click on the tab “Current Students”
Click “Email Login” located on the left hand side of the page
The credentials needed to access/activate your FNU Student Email are:
– Your email will be the first letter of your first name, your full last name, and the last 4 numbers of your Student ID number followed by “@stu.fnu.edu”
– Your password would be the first letter of your first name CAPITALIZED, the Zip Code of your home campus (Hialeah/Distance Learning: 33012, South: 33175), followed by the last 4 numbers of your Student ID.
Example- Name: John Smith Student ID: 1000001234 Enrolled in Hialeah Campus
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password:J330121234
Once you login, choose and answer the security questions and you will have access to your email account.
If you do not receive an email to your personal account with the instructions to create your FNU Student Email within 1 week of your enrollment or if you have any further questions please contact the office of Student Services as soon as possible.
– Go to “www.fnu.edu” , click on “MY FNU” located at the top right-hand corner
– Click the first link “Student Portal Homepage” and click “Create a New Account”
– Enter information asked: Social Security Number or Student ID, First & Last Name, and Place of Birth
– You will be prompted with your FNU Student Email address. Click “Yes”
– You will be shown what your Username is and asked to type in the Password to create your account
– Once you do that, you will be sent an activation link to your FNU Student Email. If you do not access your Student Email and click on the link within 24 hours, you will not have access to your Student Portal and will have to contact Student Services to assist you. After clicking on the link, you will be taken to the Student Portal Homepage. You may now login with the username that was shown and password that was created.
To download the FNU Mobile App simply go to the “App Store” for iPhone/iPad or “Google Play Store” for Android users and search for “Florida National University”. Install and open the application.
Select your Role: Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Student, or Visitor.
Allow “FNU Mobile” to send you notifications. (You may turn notifications On/Off in Settings)
When you select “My Classes,” login with your Student Portal credentials for full app operation.
For any questions/concerns with the FNU Mobile App please contact Manny Garcia (email@example.com) or Sandra Lomena (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email or phone: (305) 821-3333 Ext. 1049 (Manny) and Ext. 1047 (Sandra)
Students enrolled in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Bachelor in Science programs.
Generally, the online courses are set up in weekly modules with the assignment from each module due by the end of the week. It will help you to have a positive experience if you do not let yourself get behind. Reading assignments are still based on your textbook. Most quizzes and other written submissions are done online. Some of the quizzes (multiple choice or true/false) are automatically corrected, which means you will get your results immediately after they are submitted. The results will also go to your instructor. Other exercises which involve more text such as essays or short answer questions are done with an interactive form in which you may type the text directly or copy and paste the text from another word processing program. These are called “interactive” forms because there is an exchange back and forth between the student and the instructor. After you submit the form, it goes to your instructor who will then correct it, write comments and give you a grade. Your instructor then submits it back to you and a record of all your assignments are kept in your database, including the time and date that it was submitted by you and corrected. Discussion is an important part of many classes. These are not “live” discussions such as Instant Messenger, but more like a bulletin board where there is a record of all postings. You are expected to not only make your own comments but to also respond to other student’s ideas and opinions. You may e-mail your instructor ANY time you have a question.
Student participants could be required to post materials electronically. An online student has the responsibility for making the initial contact with the instructor, maintaining weekly correspondence, and/or submitting assigned work on a regular basis to be considered “Active.” Failure to submit work regularly results in a student’s being considered absent.
No. You will spend as much time, if not more, on your distance class as you would for the same course taught in a classroom. Since you will not have a face-to-face relationship with your instructor, you might have to do some additional reading.
The learning processes in a Distance Learning class are “learner centered.” There is no regular prompting by the instructor to read, study and complete assignments. You must be motivated and disciplined to learn. It is helpful to set a daily study and work schedule and stick to it. Distance Learning is not for everybody.
It is recommended that you do not spend any more time online than you need to. It is more important that you visit your class OFTEN than it is to stay on for long periods of time. Think of it as checking your e-mail. It is good to check daily to see if your instructor has put up a new announcement or if there is anything new in the discussion area. Everything is printable so it is recommended that you log on, print out your weekly assignments and lectures to keep them in a notebook, and then log off. Although you can type directly into the text boxes provided in the activities, it is recommended that you work off-line in your own word processing program, save your answers to your hard drive and THEN log back on and copy and paste them into the text boxes provided. This will prevent you from losing any information if you accidentally get disconnected.
Yes. All distance learning courses here are fully accredited and are taught by FNU faculty. They are transferable and there is no difference on your transcript between a distance learning course and a traditional classroom course.
Financial assistance is available for all Distance Learning courses, if you qualify. For more information on available financial assistance contact the financial aid office.
Distance Learning courses follow the same timelines as traditional on-campus courses. Your instructor will issue a syllabus with course assignments and deadlines. When the term ends, so does your distance course.
No, you don’t. At FNU online courses are asynchronous, which means that students can sign on and participate at times convenient to them.
As an online learning student, your course may require you to purchase certain course materials, such as a textbook, course-related booklets, etc. The types of materials you will need are determined by the instructor and depend on the course. You may need to order only one type of item or a combination of two or three. Required course materials can be ordered online.
You can always post a message to your instructor within the virtual classroom. Your instructor will usually post an email address where they can be reached in case you need to contact them privately. If you are not sure which email to use to contact them, you can also contact the distance learning department.
The methods used to submit homework assignments will vary from course to course. Generally, professors will require you to email assignments directly to a secure, online dropbox or to the professor’s personal email address, and sometimes they will require you to participate in the course Discussion Forum.