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Learn From Anywhere, On Your Schedule

Welcome to online learning at Buffalo State. Buffalo State's online courses provide flexibility, convenience, and direct access to faculty. We offer hundreds of online classes that can be taken on your personal schedule, from anywhere in the world.

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System Requirements

Access to a computer (PC or Mac) with a high-speed Internet connection.

D2L Brightspace is used to deliver course content, complete course activities (including exams), and to communicate with the professor and other students. 

Brightspace Student Overview Technology Guide for Students Software Directory
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Instruction Methods

Hybrid: Online mixed with on-site instruction

Hybrid Plus: 80% online; requires some on-site instruction

Online Asynchronous: 100% online; no on-site instruction

Online Synchronous: 100% online; requires some or all online instruction to occur in real time.

Technical Assistance

IT Help Desk

ithelpdesk@buffalostate.edu


(716) 878-4357

Walk-In help: E. H. Butler Library 103

Grievance Resolution

Students should attempt to resolve any issues or complaints directly with Buffalo State and the school in which they are enrolled. Please refer to the Dean of Students Office and the course catalog which describes the appropriate complaint procedures.

SUNY Buffalo State is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and follows the complaint resolution policies and procedures outlined within the SARA Policy Manual and summarized on the SARA Student Complaints Website.

Consumer protection complaints resulting from distance education courses, activities, and operations may be submitted to SUNY Buffalo State for investigation and resolution. If a student is dissatisfied with the campus-based resolution, a concern may be submitted to the System Administration of the State University of New York as outlined on the SUNY University Life website. And, if still not satisfied, a complaint may be submitted within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made, to the New York State Education Department.

Please note, this does not include complaints related to grades or student conduct violations, both of which are to be fully addressed via campus processes, not through the NC-SARA complaint resolution procedures.

Resources

Dean of Students File Compliant

Course Catalog: Student Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals

DOPS: Academic Grievances