School of Professional Development

Online Learning Orientation Webinar

Summer 2013

Join SPD Online for an interactive webinar as we discuss what it takes to succeed as an online student. The one-hour webinar will be offered on two different dates and times:

  • Tuesday, May 21 at 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 7 pm

Topics will include:

  • How online learning is different from classroom learning
  • How to navigate Blackboard
  • How to participate in class discussions
  • How to submit assignments
  • How to communicate with your instructor

How It Works

The webinar will take place via SB Connect, Stony Brook University's web conferencing platform. You will need access to a computer with the Adobe Flash plug-in installed, headphones or speakers, and a hard-wired internet connection. Full Details on Accessing the Webinar »

Hosted By

Kristy arnoldKristy Bunton, Instructional Support Associate, SPD Online. Kristy joined SPD Online in 2008 and is SPD's resident Blackboard expert. She is also an online student, currently pursuing the Master of Professional Studies in Human Resource Management.

Kim GiacaloneKim Giacalone, Director, SPD Student Success. Kim has worked with online learners at the School of Professional Development since 1999. Kim took several online and hybrid courses while earning her MALS degree and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Computing.

Post-webinar Information

We will hold two different webinars and will post the best recording on this page, along with the PowerPoint.




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