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 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 Help Desk. The Help Desk can be reached by phone at 973-443-8822 or via email to fdutac@fdu.edu .


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 Help Desk. The Help Desk can be reached by phone at (973)-443-8822 or via email to fdutac@fdu.edu.

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