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Fairleigh Dickinson University provides an extensive array of technological resources and services tailored for our students. This guide is designed to assist students in navigating and utilizing these tools effectively, ensuring they can easily set up, access, and manage their accounts, while also offering comprehensive information on each service.

ID and Email

FDU NetID

Your FDU NetID verifies who you are and ensures the privacy of your personal information. Your FDU NetID and your NetID password will provide access to a variety of IT resources including your Self-Service, WebCampus, Office365, and Email.

To obtain your NetID, follow the guide below:

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Changing your FDU NetID Password

To protect the University and our Students from cyber attacks and other malicious activity, we require that everyone in our community to periodically change their password.

To change your password, follow the guide below:

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DUO Multi-factor Authentication

To successfully use your NetID to access your accounts, you will need Two-Factor Authentication with Cisco DUO MFA.

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your FDU NetID. It requires two factors to verify identity. These factors include something you know – your FDU NetID and password, and something you have – a phone or passcode, to authenticate and gain access to your account on FDU services. Passwords alone no longer provide adequate protection against cyber hacking. DUO is required for all current FDU students.

To set up your mobile device with DUO MFA, follow the guide below:

Additionally, refer to our FAQ for commonly asked questions about DUO:

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Email and Office 365

Students can access their emails through any Web browser using their NetID and password to log in. To access our email, visit the Office 365 Portal:

Office 365 Portal

Students can also access their FDU Email accounts on their mobile devices by installing the Outlook app. For instructions to setting up your FDU Email account in the Outlook app, follow the guide below:

Current students who are registered for classes for the current term, or a future term have access to Microsoft Office 365 Suite applications. For more information, visit the links below:

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Academic Systems

Webcampus

Webcampus is a course content management system. FDU’s Webcampus is also known as the Blackboard System. On-line courses are taught through this system which also allows for interaction between the student and faculty member as well as on-line class discussions.

To learn more about how to access Webcampus, review the guide below:

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Self-Service

Self-Service is an interactive web application that enables students to view their individual information contained in FDU’s Student Information System. Students can use Self-Service to do things like view their financial aid, pay their bills, and register for classes.

Review the Tutorial below to learn how to use Self Service:

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Connectivity

Connecting to the FDU Wireless Network

Using your FDU NETID, you can connect to the FDU Wireless Network. For instructions view the links below:

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Security

Security Resources

Understanding and implementing cybersecurity measures is crucial for protecting your personal and institutional information. This section provides essential resources to help you navigate the landscape of cyber threats.

Stay safe online by reviewing the articles below:

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Software

Available Software for FDU Students

Fairleigh Dickinson University has both licensed and open-source software, that is offered for academic and/or personal use for students. The links below point out to commonly used software, both licensed and open source, that are offered for academic and/or personal use to all Fairleigh Dickinson University faculty, staff and students.


In our digital learning environment, mastering online tools is essential for academic success. These resources are designed to guide you through the process of engaging in classes virtually via Zoom and accessing your files on OneDrive.

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Printing and Labs

Computer Labs and Printing

Computing Services has multiple computer labs available on both New Jersey Campuses for classroom instruction and student use.

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Virtual Labs

FDU also provides remote access to many of the software applications typically found in university computer labs through our platform FDU Anywhere. You can access it using your FDU NetID credentials using the link below:

FDU Anywhere

Review the FDU Anywhere Tutorial below to learn how to use our virtual labs:

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For any IT related questions and support, contact our Fairleigh Dickinson University Technical Assistance Center (UTAC):

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Web What?

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This is a handy little “cheat-sheet” for students, faculty and staff who are trying to understand some of the computer lingo used on campus. The terms that seem to cause the most confusion for most people all start with the string “Web”. That is not surprising because there are two systems that start with “Web”: Webcampus and Webmail.

Webcampus

Webcampus is a course content management system. FDU’s Webcampus is also known as the Blackboard System. On-line courses are taught through this system which also allows for interaction between the student and faculty member as well as on-line class discussions. Webcampus is handled by the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology department. The Organization feature in Webcampus is used by many faculty and staff members of the University. To access the Webcampus system, an individual must have a Webmail account. Any questions or problems with Webcampus should be funneled through the Fairleigh Dickinson University Technical Assistance Center (UTAC).

Webmail

Webmail is FDU’s email system and is a means of electronic communication among all faculty, staff and students, as well as off-campus individuals. It is important that every student have an FDU email account since an FDU email account is a pre-requisite of attaining a Webadvisor or Webcampus account. The FDU email system is handled by the University Systems and Security Department. Any questions or problems with Webmail should be funneled through the Fairleigh Dickinson University Technical Assistance Center (UTAC).

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Webcampus

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New Blackboard Base Navigation Interface

For Faculty

For Students

Logging into Webcampus

  1. Login to Webcampus using your FDU NetID credentials

Login to Webcampus

  1. Check your courses under the “My Courses” module
  2. Select the class you wish to view the content
  3. You will be taken to your course announcements page with links to other portions of your class

Blackboard Documentation

Blackboard Learn for Instructors Documentation

Additional WebCampus Resources for Faculty

A SharePoint library containing a series of MS Word tutorials intended to provide new and existing faculty with some basic guidance on using WebCampus to administer an online course.

WebCampus Tutorials for Faculty

  • Anyone with the link who is an FDU Faculty member and can sign on to Office 365 should be able to view these files.
  • Files are arranged in a logical sequence from “top to bottom”, but faculty can browse the “Description” column to locate documents that address specific needs.
  • Screenshots of “sample” Blackboard materials as well as links to a selection of supplemental videos and other resources from Blackboard’s Help site are included.

Video Tutorial Links


Supported Hardware

Minimum hardware and software requirements:

MinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows 7 or higher
Mac OSX 10.8 or higher
Windows 10
Mac OS 10.12
Processor1 GHz processor2 GHz or faster processor
Memory512 MB of RAM2 GB of RAM or higher
Monitor Resolution1024 x 7681024 x 768 or higher
Free Hard Disk Space5 GB of free disk space20 GB or higher of free space
Internet ConnectionDSL or Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 2 MbpsBroadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher
JavaJava may be necessary to use Blackboard

Supported Browsers

Supported Browsers for Webcampus

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