TAKE NEW PALTZ HOME WITH YOU THIS SUMMER!
With over 100 online courses offered for Summer 2014, you have the opportunity to attend a class at your own convenience — anytime and anywhere. Most online courses offered at New Paltz run on Blackboard.
Hardware / Software Requirements
Find details about browsers, operating systems and other technical issues:
Summer 2014 courses reside on the New Paltz Blackboard servers. Blackboard course sites will be available to students one week prior to the beginning of your class.
New Paltz Computer User ID (NPCUID) and Password:
Your username may be your Banner ID or the new NPCUID which is up to the first seven characters of your last name, the first character of your first name, and a digit provided when you register. First-time registrants should be sent an email (to the personal email address we have on file) to activate your account. Clicking the link in that message will allow you to set a password.
If you have a problem with your username, contact the Student Help desk (email@example.com) or Linda Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have trouble with your password, go to my.newpaltz.edu and click on "Trouble logging In?" Or go to acs.newpaltz.edu/about/npcuid for further information.
DO NOT SEND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. You MUST provide your first and last name and include a course and section number in which you are enrolled.
Practice Using Blackboard:
After logging in to Blackboard, click on the Community Tab/"All Students" where you can practice your online skills prior to the beginning of your actual course. Examples of different types of material will be found behind the links. Please explore them.
Students are provided with a campus email account, http://mail.hawkmail.newpaltz.edu, which uses the same username and password as you use with Blackboard. This is the email address known to Blackboard. Your instructor may send email to your hawkmail account. Be sure to check it frequently.
Your campus email can be redirected to another account after logging into http://csc.newpaltz.edu/hawkmail for general information, or http://csc.newpaltz.edu/e-mail.hawkmail/accessing-hawkmail/
For details on how to access hawkmail or for forwarding email: http://csc.newpaltz.edu/e-mail/hawkmail/forwarding-mail/
For the direct link to hawkmail: http://mail.hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
We cannot guarantee that redirection will work with all commercial accounts.
If you need help with Blackboard, your NPCUID, or your email account, send an email to email@example.com or call 845-257-3188. Email is preferred to voice mail.
The Office of Extended Learning will assist you with add/drop, withdrawals, and general registration problems. Please call 845-257-2904.
Online courses run for nine weeks unless otherwise noted in the syllabus.
See Academic Calendar for the drop/add periods, percent of liability, and withdrawal deadlines for online courses. Please note that all summer classes will be billed online starting April 15, 2014. Payment is due by May 12, 2014, regardless of the first day of class. Students who do not pay in full by May 12, 2014 will be de-registered from their classes on May 13, 2014. Paper invoices are no longer mailed, so students will be alerted via email that their charges are available for viewing on their my.newpaltz.edu accounts. Please visit www.newpaltz.edu/student_accounts/billing_info.html for log-in instructions.
See the schedule of classes for course descriptions.
If you have trouble registering for an online course, contact Cathy Coppinger at (845) 257-2904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Grades for classes ending before the end of a session will not be available until the normal grade posting period at the end of the session.
WITHDRAWING FROM AN ONLINE COURSE:
To withdraw from an online course after May 27, please contact Cathy Coppinger at the Office of Extended Learning at (845) 257-2904, or Records and Registration at 845-257-3100, to obtain a course withdrawal form. A $20 fee is required.
Bring or mail the completed withdrawal form and a check for $20 made payable to SUNY New Paltz to:
Attention: Cathy Coppinger
Office of Extended Learning, HAB 805
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
In addition, the course instructor must send a request to Cathy Coppinger at email@example.com, via email including the following:
Student name; student ID number; course name, number and semester; and the last date and time the student attended the class.