Flinders University uses the Internet to provide students with convenient access to University services and teaching resources, and to provide support for effective communication between students and the University. These pages introduce you to what you need to know about computing services and support available to you.

Flinders Authentication Name (FAN)

All students at Flinders University have a Flinders Authentication Name (FAN). This is your login for authentication to most of our electronic services, including

  • Flinders Learning Online (FLO)
  • Flinders email
  • Computers on campus and wireless network

If you are a new student you will need to obtain your FAN and activate your password before accessing any of the above systems and in order to enrol.

For details of your FAN, your password and how to change your password, go to the FAN site.

Your FAN does not give you access to the Student Information System. You will need to use your Student ID and your FAN password to access this system in order to enrol, withdraw, register in classes, update contact details, make payments and view results.

Password information

Students at Flinders use one password to access all computer-based resources and services. This password will give you access to:

  • Flinders Learning Online (FLO)
  • Flinders email
  • Student Information System
  • Library catalogues from off-campus
  • Computers on campus and wireless network

Your password must be known only by you at all times. If you feel the security of your password has been compromised, you can change your password.

If you have forgotten or are having trouble with your password, please contact the FLO Student Helpdesk .

Printing and Photocopying

The University has introduced a single printing and copying system for students across the Bedford Park and metropolitan Adelaide locations including Flinders University Victoria Square, Repatriation General Hospital and Onkaparinga Clinical Education program at Noarlunga Hospital. The new system allows students to print or copy with credit added to their ID card in a student printer in any of these locations. Existing credit has been transferred over to the new system.

The new system will be managed by Unicard. Unicard has an office on level one of the Central Library which will be staffed 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Unicard will provide phone support during library opening hours on 13413. There are internal phones in each of the libraries and computer laboratories that can be used to call Unicard for assistance or to report a fault.

Further information is available from Unicard.

Computer policies and rules

All students should be aware of the Policy on Acceptable Use of ICT Resources and the consequences of failing to comply. Other applicable operational rules and guidelines for ICT can be found at Information Services.

Self-paced online computer training (external company)

Most of the content at GCFLearnFree.org are self-paced tutorials. This means the tutorials are available via the internet anywhere in the world, at any time. You can view one lesson or an entire tutorial. And you don't have to create an account or sign in first; you can immediately start learning for free.