Online Learning

Many FAU courses make use of interactive online learning tools.  At FAU, the most commonly used are MyFAU Course Tools, Blackboard and eCollege.  You should check with your instructor to find out if he or she plans to use any of these tools.


MyFAU ( has a course tools channel that provides access to basic communication and file sharing tools.  All students enrolled in a course automatically have access to the channel and should see their course listed.  If you have problems logging into MyFAU or if your courses are not listed, please contact the Help Desk.


Blackboard ( is an interactive, online learning tool which provides communication tools similar to those in MyFAU but also allows you to view course content (files, video Powerpoint slides), take tests, participate in online discussions with fellow students and more.  Some courses are taught entirely online, but many more make use of Blackboard to augment classroom time.  Click here for Blackboard browser recommendations and other tips.


eCollege ( is the platform selected by the Christine E. Lynne College of Nursing and the online graduate programs in the Barry Kaye College of Business for delivery of online education.  eCollege support is handled by eCollege and not the FAU Help Desk.