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:

      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Hialeah Campus 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    South Campus 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Call for hours

    Textbooks: You should buy your textbook before the start date. Please visit our Online Learning website or our new Student Resources to check the textbooks list.

  • Attendance:
    It is important that you login during the first week of classes to avoid being
    dropped. A student taking an on line class should login at least twice a week (any day, any time).

  • To Login:
    • Go to (Alternately, you can go to 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.
    • Under Assignments you will find the "First Academic Assignment". (This must be completed the first week of class)
    • 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/her 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:
    • 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. If you do not have the FNU Student Email activated, contact Student Services for assistance.
An Online Learning student must meet all technical requirements before you start taking an online class.

Questions? Contact us:

  • Manuel Garzon / DL Student Support

South Campus (305) 226-9999 Ext. 1310

  • Enmanuel Garcia / DL Student Support

Hialeah Campus (305) 821-3333 Ext. 1049

  • Sandra Lomena / Online Learning Director

Hialeah Campus (305) 821-3333 Ext. 1047

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