Online Learning

Online Learning

Now you can meet your degree requirements in three ways
Classroom - face-to-face traditional classroom courses
Computer - 100% online
Combined - are hybrid or blended courses that combine online and face-to-face or synchronous online instruction

Online, Hybrid, and Blended courses give you the opportunity to gain knowledge using current technology with flexible scheduling and learning environment. To see if you are ready for online learning, go through this short Online Readiness Checklist. If you are considering enrolling in an online degree or certificate, we highly recommend you go through the Open SUNY readiness guide.

You are required to have access to a broadband connection and a desktop or laptop computer/MAC, using a tablet or other mobile device may not have the functionality required for completing all of the required coursework. Visit the Open SUNY help desk to check your browser compatibility or contact us at

In online courses you can attend class from anywhere as long as you have access to a desktop or laptop computer/MAC with a broadband connection. Hybrid and Blended courses combine face-to-face or synchronous live sessions along with online instruction.

You can access your course 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Although you can work at your own pace and choose when to "attend" class, each online course has a definite time-line and weekly deadlines. In addition, some online courses may require a proctored exam and some may require the use of a lock-down test monitoring software called Respondus. You will be notified by your instructor if this technology is being used in your course.

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