Audience: Franklin University students new to online learning.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to the audience listed above.
If you are brand new to online education, here are some guides and links to help learn our systems.
Where do I take classes?
BlueQuill: Most undergrad courses are currently offered in BlueQuill. If you are taking courses in BlueQuill and wish to learn how to use it, please see the following: Click Here
Canvas: Most graduate and doctoral courses are currently offered in Canvas. If you are taking courses in Canvas and wish to learn how to use it, please see the following: Click Here
What about meeting with my class and professor?
For online meetings and appointments with your professor, we use Zoom. Sometimes Zoom meetings at Franklin University are referred to as Meet sessions.
BlueQuill: To access your Zoom/Meet sessions in BlueQuill, open the Meet icon in the Apps menu of your course.
Canvas: To access your Zoom/Meet sessions in Canvas, use the left-hand menu.
You can then review recorded class Zoom sessions.
- See the linked articles above, which contain sections about locating recordings.
Did you know that you can access Zoom on your mobile device? Click Here
What about email?
For email, we use Microsoft 365 email.
You can access your email using the website: mail.franklin.edu
Or you can get your email on your phone:
You can search your email using this search bar.
For more email training: Click Here
Where should I store my homework?
While in your online email, you can also use this icon to open other Microsoft 365 applications.
Use that application selector (shown in the screen shot above) to open your OneDrive storage space. OneDrive is online storage that should be used to hold your assignments and other things you are working on for your education. Simply use the upload button to store a copy of your homework online for safe keeping.
For more OneDrive training: Click Here
How can I use Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
You can also get a free copy of Microsoft Office through your school Microsoft account. For more information: Click Here
What about textbooks?
E-Textbooks are used in many courses. You can access your e-textbook.
BlueQuill: In BlueQuill, look in the top sections of your courses for the tile that will take you to your e-textbook.
Canvas: In Canvas, use the course menu in the left-hand navigation, Then, click on the eReader and/or Courseware Provider in the course left-hand navigation.
To learn more about e-textbooks, including the differences between e-textbooks and e-textbooks with courseware: Click Here
Where can I learn more?
Search our online portal: Click Here
Learn more about our Help Desk: Click Here