Technology Requirements, Resources and Support
User Skills and SupportToggle More Info
It is expected that each student will take personal responsibility for developing the skills necessary to use basic computing applications.
The first step is to "know yourself." Whether you are new to computers or have been using them for years, you will want to assess your FGCU academic and technology skills and be certain that you have mastered those tasks that are needed in your role as a student. This self-assessment survey takes 3 to 5 minutes to complete and will help you identify areas where you need to get help, and provide information on where help is available. After submitting your responses you will receive a score for each section and suggestions to help you master the skills necessary to succeed.
The Self-assessment survey is located at https://survey.fgcu.edu/Survey.aspx?s=311d40c08e234f9181d7f97e6623fbcc
To assist you, each of the University's public computing labs have student lab assistants who can answer questions when you are on campus.
For more on Technology support and resources at FGCU Please contact the University Help Desk at 239-590-1188 M-F from 7:30am to 10pm and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum Technology Requirements for StudentsToggle More Info
A computer with an internet connection, and the software necessary to use the Internet to communicate and access information/resources are fundamental to participating effectively as a distance learner.
Access to and on-going use of a computer is required for all students. Florida Gulf Coast University. While the university offers access to computer software through its physical and virtual computer labs, most students will be expected to own a computer. The cost of meeting this requirement may be included in financial considerations.
*Please note: Individual colleges may have their own computing requirements. Please talk to your college to see if your college has additional requirements.
Special software may be required for a course. Search for your course(s) in the Online Course Schedule at https://gulfline.fgcu.edu/pls/fgpo/szkschd.p_showform to see what text book, software, or other materials may be required. The instructor for the course and the bookstore can also provide this information.
Many classroom applications are available off campus. To see what is available where, please visit:
When you become an FGCU student, an FGCU Student e-mail account is established for you (Eagle Mail). Instructions for activating and using your Eagle Mail e-mail account can be found at https://www.fgcu.edu/email/.