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Online Classes

Each winter, Stony Brook offers a wide variety of online classes that provide current and visiting students opportunities to continue their studies utilizing virtual classroom technologies (typically Blackboard). Connecting via the Internet, students receive instruction, discuss issues with their instructors and classmates, submit assignments, and actively participate in their classes.


Preparing for Online Learning

Being a Successful Online Student
Student Resources
Technical Assistance


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.