Beginning in Spring 2019, FSCJ will transition to Brainfuse as the online tutoring provider for the College. Brainfuse offers FSCJ students access to tutoring in a wide range of subject. Brainfuse is accessible via the myFSCJ portal and on the main page in Blackboard. This important service is funded by FSCJ to allow students FREE access to online tutoring support. With Brainfuse, students will still be able to take advantage of synchronous and asynchronous tutoring support that was available to them with Smarthinking,the previous provider. As an added bonus, Brainfuse offers a number of academic and collaborative tools to further enhance the learning experience. Below is a brief description of the features available in Brainfuse:
LiveHelp: Select this option to receive live help in a wide range of topics. Select the general Topic area and the more specific Subject area in in which you would like to receive assistance. After selecting your Topic and Subject, you may click on the Tutoring Calendar link that is in this area to see when tutors are available to provide assistance in that area.
Send a Question: If you have a question and do not want live help, you can submit a question for tutor response.
Writing Lab: Upload a paper for review by a tutor. Paper review typically has a 24-hour turnaround time.
Language Lab: Select this option for live tutoring support in Foreign Languages or to use the Vocabulary Builder for independent practice.
SkillSurfer: Live skills building and a library of lessons, videos, tests, and more.
LEAP Learning Platform: Diagnostic test center with customized study plans, lessons, and live tutoring.
FlashBulb: Create and share flashcards, tests, and games.
eParachute: Discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests.
MEET: Schedule sessions with friends in our private virtual study room.
Brainwave: Create and share movie-like notes and ideas.
You may access the Brainfuse service in both the myFSCJ portal and Blackboard. Please see the access instructions below.
You may also be able to access Brainfuse on the Tools menu in your individual Blackboard courses if the instructor has enabled the tool.
Brainfuse Subject Coverage
After you select your desired Topic and Subject area, click on the Tutoring schedule link to see when tutors for this area are available.
Essays (all disciplines and types)
Research and Documentation
Computers and Technology
C + +
Nursing and Allied Health
Adult Gerontological Nursing
Allied Heatlh Essay Review
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Anatomy and Physiology
Earth Space Science