Online learning at SUNY Erie provides the flexibility
of learning anytime and anywhere. Students who have family responsibilities,
work schedule conflicts, class schedule conflicts, as well as lifelong learners
will find SUNY Erie's online courses convenient. Online learning is also attractive
to those who need or want to update job-related skills.
Before committing to enroll in an online learning course,
the student should be aware that this is a different kind of learning. You should ask yourself a few questions
We recommend that all potential online students
take the Open
SUNY readiness assessment. This site
will assess your readiness for online learning. After completion, it will identify your strengths and opportunities for
improvement, and also provide resources to help you succeed in an online
If you have never used Blackboard, you may want to spend some time going through our Blackboard Student Orientation.
Hardware and Operating Systems requirements:
Chromebooks are not completely compatible with all Blackboard features. If you experience issues accessing Blackboard content, please use a compatible computer and browser.
Recommended Software Applications and Viewers:
For more information on browser compatibility, please visit Blackboard Help. We recommend users download an alternate browser, as some browsers may not be compatible with all content. From our experience, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers have the best compatibility with Blackboard.
Required Browser Settings:
Clearing the history and cache on your browser fixes some temporary issues.
Minimum computer skills required:
Blackboard Mobile Learn allows you to access some of your online course materials in Blackboard using a mobile or tablet device. Many IOS and Android devices are compatible. Currently the Blackboard Mobile Learn application is available on the following networks and devices, using Wi-Fi or a data plan:
Blackboard Mobile Learn compliments your Blackboard experience by allowing you to view content such as announcements, discussions, grades, blogs, journals, and some media content. It is not designed for uploading or editing content. Be sure to use a computer or laptop when taking tests and submitting assignments.
Issues with an online class can be resolved by contacting the following people (in order):
U.S. Department of Education regulations require each State have a process to handle complaints for all institutions within their State. For Distance Learning programs, the complaint is filed in the State in which the student is taking the class. The link below provides this information for each State.
Student Complaint Process by State