Distance Learning Student Support (DLSS)Phone: (904) 620-DLSS (3577)Email: UNFonline@unf.edu
Listed below are the most common questions that our students have about Distance Learning, divided into the following categories for ease of reference:
Additionally, you may find the following FAQs helpful in answering specific questions about:
To be successful in a distance learning course:
Students should have some general computer knowledge before starting a course.
Information Technology Services has a Student Technology Toolkit webpage with technology information students will find helpful.Students who are new to online learning are encouraged to review Smarterer, an online skills testing bank – where you can assess your abilities in a wide range of areas, including computer competency and desktop software applications.
Online courses at UNF will be taught using the Canvas learning management system.Information Technology Services has a Canvas Student Support webpage to assist students using Canvas. To try a Canvas course, and to gain experience with Canvas, students are encouraged to self-enroll in the Canvas Student Training Course.
Online courses involve completing a course online, by means of the internet, rather than the traditional way of going to the classroom on a weekly basis. Taking an online course at UNF requires that you have access to the Internet. For other requirements, click here. There are many factors to consider when taking an online course such as:
Yes. The university offers a couple of different options for online tutoring:
Tuition for distance courses is the same as the tuition for traditional courses. There is a $30 per credit hour DL fee assessed for most DL courses.
Refer to this page to find current Tuition and Fees.
As a UNF student, you have free access to Microsoft Office
365 through your Ospreys
Email account. For more information, check out the Technology Toolkit.
UNF provides students with access to a variety of Free
Software For Students for both Windows and Mac computers.
Student Advantage is a free feature available to enrolled
students to allow the download of Microsoft Office. Go to Student Advantage for more information.
Additionally, as a UNF student, you can purchase other
versions of Microsoft Office at a discount through the Microsoft Store.
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