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Current SBU Students

Our online courses can help you stay on track for graduation, whether you're on campus or far beyond during an intersession. Dozens of online courses are offered during the academic year, and several hundred classes are offered during our Summer Sessions and 3-week Winter Session. Register in SOLAR as you would any other course.

Be sure to review the content on this website regarding best practices and support channels to get the most out of your online learning experience.


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Blackboard is Stony Brook University's learning management system (LMS), which allows instructors to supplement face-to-face classes, or launch online classes. Blackboard includes a variety of features that allow instructors to do anything from uploading course documents, to posting an announcement, to collecting and grading assignments. For students, Blackboard offers an easy way to contact instructors, download and access course documents, and check grades.