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Technology Requirements

You should have access to a computer with a high speed, broadband or DSL internet connection.

Due to the nature of downloading and viewing rich media, dial-up connections are not recommended. You should also be using an internet browser that is supported by your campus.

You should have basic computer skills, such as word processing and some experience using the Internet.

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Time Management

  • Plan on 3-4 hours of work per week per credit hour. For a 3-credit course, you should set aside 9-12 hours per week. While course requirements vary, you should also plan on interacting in your courses several times during the week.
  • SUNY courses that are offered online, or that have an online component, are usually available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SUNY campuses may have specific times and dates that courses may not be available, or have restricted access. Like traditional on-campus classes, SUNY online courses have start and end dates according to the college's calendar. Your instructor will provide a course schedule for you to follow along with dates and deadlines for assignments.

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