After a student registers for classes and obtains advisor approval, the final step of the registration process is to sign a registration agreement for the term. Registration is not complete until the student has signed their registration agreement and the Student Accounts Office has given Business Office approval. Information and instructions on how to sign a registration agreement can be found on the Student Accounts website.
Go to https://password.faulkner.edu. You will need to know your six-digit student ID number, as well as the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and your birthdate. Your user name will be studentID@faulkner.edu (i.e. if your student ID is 123456, your user name will be email@example.com). Your password should be a combination of your date of birth (MMDD) and the last 4 digits of your SSN. For instance, if your birthday is May 8th and last 4 digits or your SSN are 1234, your password will be 05081234. Once you’ve logged in there, click on Self-Service. You’ll need to Change your Password, as well as Enroll in Self-Service.
To access your email account, go to https://www.gmail.com. Log in with your Firstname.Lastname@faulkner.edu as your username (John.Doe@faulkner.edu) and the password you specified when you changed it at the Self-Service portal. Be sure to check your Faulkner email daily and use this account to communicate with your instructors.
Please note that once you register, it may take up to 18 hours for a course to be accessible in Blackboard. Contact your instructor first if you encounter a technical issue. For additional technical assistance, visit the Blackboard Help Desk.
Effective June 23, 2017
Click here to access the Faulkner Online bookstore. It’s so easy! Click on “Let’s Get Started”, then enter your student ID. You will see all required course materials and textbooks for the current and upcoming semester.
Previously purchased from the Blackboard Store? You will use the same username and password you created in the Blackboard Store to purchase textbooks from the Faulkner Online Bookstore.
New Student? Enter the Faulkner Online Bookstore and select “Let’s Get Started!”
Questions about using financial aid to order textbooks can be directed to the Student Accounts Office.
Questions about the course or textbook requirements for a course should be directed to the instructor of the course.
Some students may be eligible to purchase textbooks from the Faulkner Online Bookstore using money from their financial aid. Please visit the Student Accounts website or contact Student Accounts for more information about book vouchers.
Student Accounts can be reached at (334) 386-7165 or studentaccounts@faulkner.
1. Schedule your study time.
Time management is critical for success in an online course. If you don’t already use a daily planner, now is the time to start. You can use the calendar feature on your smartphone or pick up a small calendar at your local discount store. Start by scheduling any time commitments that you have each week, such as your work schedule or on ground class meetings. Next, check your online course syllabus. Schedule due dates for assignments and exams. Then, look for blocks of time in your week. Block out study time to work on your online class. Having a plan of when you will study will help you succeed. For each 3-hour course you are taking, plan on spending between 6-9 hours studying each week.
2. Have a backup plan.
Decide in advance what you will do in the event of technical issues with your computer. Don’t wait until your computer crashes or gets a virus to decide what you can do to complete your course successfully.
3. Save everything.
Type all your assignments and discussions into a word processor (e.g., Microsoft Word) and save them. Make a file on your personal computer for each course and keep everything for the course in that file. For discussion boards, do not type your discussion or response directly into the text box within Blackboard. Type it into a Microsoft Word document and save it with the name of the discussion. Then copy and paste your submission into the text box within Blackboard. This will keep you from losing any information in the event of a computer glitch.
4. Work ahead.
Plan on turning in your assignments at least 24 hours before they are due. This will help you have things turned in on time even if emergencies arise or you have technical difficulties.
5. Use Firefox or Chrome.
Blackboard does not work well with Internet Explorer. Download either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are free to download and use.
6. Hardwire into Blackboard for exams.
Using wi-fi is fine for many Blackboard activities, but when it comes to taking a quiz or test it is best to be plugged into your internet outlet. This will help keep the internet signal stable. Wi-fi sometimes can have short signal interruptions which can cause a test to automatically submit before you are finished.
7. Stay in contact with your instructor.
If you have any questions about the course, email your instructor right away. If you have any issues that are preventing you from being able to get your work done on time, email your instructor right away. If you are having difficulties with Blackboard, email your instructor right away. (Do you see a pattern?) Your instructor cannot help you if he/she doesn’t know what is going on.
If you are undecided about a major, use our free online assessment and career planning tool FOCUS2. If this is your first time using FOCUS2, you will need to set up an account. Click on “New User? Click here to get started” below the login box. The password is “Eagles”.
If you have questions or concerns about an on ground class, contact the Student Success Advisors for your campus.
If you have questions or concerns about an online class, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.