Instructions for New Online Learning Students

  • An Online Learning student must meet all technical requirements before you start taking online classes.
  • A Blackboard Tutorial is available online for all students or visit us for a face-to-face training:
    Hialeah Campus: Room 143: Monday to Friday: 8:00AM to 9:00PM
    South Campus: Room 224: Monday 12PM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00AM ‐ 7:00PM Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Friday rotate (Either 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM, call for details (305) 226-9999)

     

    You should buy your TEXTBOOK before the start date. Please visit our Online Learning website, you can also visit our new Student Resources to check the textbooks list.

  • Attendance:
    It is important that to login during the first week of classes to avoid been
    dropped.  A student taking an on line class should login at least twice a week (any day, any time).
  • To Login:
    Go to www.fnu.edu (Alternately, you can go to http://fnu.blackboard.com and skip the next two steps)
    Click the Online Learning tab.
    Click the Blackboard Login link. Enter your student id number as your
  • Enter your student email address as the username and your password: first letter of your first name CAPITALIZED + Zip Code of Home Campus + Last 4 digits of Student ID number. (For security purposes, we suggest you change your password.)
  • Click the login button.
    You must change the password by clicking on TOOLS, then click on PERSONAL INFORMATION and finally CHANGE PASSWORD. Make sure you keep record of this.
  • Under My Courses (right-hand side of the screen) are all the classes you have

    online. Click on the link to access your course (s).
  • The first day you should:
    • Read all the ANNOUNCEMENTS.
    • Click the YOUR INSTRUCTOR button. Read your instructor information. Take note of her/his email address and virtual office hours.
    • Click the SYLLABUS button. Read your class Syllabus and save or copy it.
    • Click the LECTURES button to read the content to be covered each week.
    • Click the ASSIGNMENTS button to read assignments posted by the instructor.
    • Click the DISCUSSION BOARD button. Click the INTRODUCTIONS link. Read your classmates’ introduction and post yours.
    • Click on the TEXTBOOK button to check the textbook required.
    • Click on the STUDENT RESOURCES link to get information regarding our Library, Academic Advising, Writing Lab, Student Services and others.
    • Click on Bb Collaborate to meet with your instructor. You will need to check his virtual office hours posted in the “Your Instructor” section.
       
      NOTE: Online students are responsible for making the initial contact with the instructor, maintaining weekly correspondence, and/or submitting assigned work on a regular basis to be considered “Active.”
  • Every week you will have a reading assignment  and some kind of homework. To check your weekly assignment click the ASSIGNMENTS, LECTURES and Web Links buttons.

 

  • If you have questions or concerns:
  • Email your instructor. Email is provided in the Your Instructor section. You can also send an email to your instructor by going to Tools–> Send Email –> All Instructors Users. You should frequently check your email’s inbox.
  • Post your question(s) or concern(s) on the QUESTIONS & CONCERNS” forum by going to the DISCUSSION BOARD section.
An Online Learning student must meet all technical requirements before you start
taking online classes
.

Questions? Contact us:

  • Manuel Garzon / DL Student Support

mgarzon@fnu.edu

Hialeah Campus (305) 821-3333 Ext. 1067

South Campus (305) 226-9999 Ext. 1310

  • Enmanuel Garcia / DL Student Support

mailto:egarcia@fnu.edu

Hialeah Campus (305) 821-3333 Ext. 1049

  • Liber Gonzalez / Blackboard Administrator /

mailto:lgonzalez@fnu.edu

South Campus (305) 226-9999 Ext.1345

  • Sandra Lomena / Online Learning Director

slomena@fnu.edu

Hialeah Campus (786) 821-3333 Ext. 1047

 
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