On-campus Module: Blackboard
SUNY Learning Network (SLN):
SUNY New Paltz provides alternate ways for students to access courses beyond the traditional classroom setting. On campus modules, supported by our Instructional Support Staff, are provided to faculty who may use them as a supplement to a traditional class. These modules simulate a bulletin board, in which students and faculty can "post notes" related to their course material. These "bulletin boards" turn into ongoing online discussions, peer critiquing of essays, displays of creative art processes, critical thinking exercises, business plans, and presentation of course materials.
The Extension and Distance Learning program, part of the Regional Education, currently utilizes three types of distance learning: asynchronous learning (online courses via the Internet), two-way interactive video and videotaped courses.
If you have a difficult time adjusting your schedule or commuting to campus, consider taking a course online (via the Internet). SUNY New Paltz offers a selection of courses using this innovative delivery approach by being a member of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). The SLN is a consortium of thirty colleges and universities in the State University of New York system who have joined together to offer courses online. Taking courses in this format allows you to attend classes at your own convenience, any time, any place.