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Working Remotely - Students

If your class cannot meet physically, your instructor will conduct lectures and hold meetings online.  The information below provides you with guidance for accessing your coursework and attending scheduled meetings remotely.

For assistance:

Academic Technology
Phone NYC Campus: (212) 346-1661
Phone Pleasantville Campus: (914) 773-3664

ITS Help Desk
Phone: (914) 773-3333
Hours of Operation

Student Online Learning Orientation (SOLO)

The SOLO is a general resource for anyone that is new to online or blended learning or would like a refresher. The first half contains how-to's and guides on different aspects of Blackboard and other resources. The second section contains examples of how your online instructor may design your course and useful links and information. It includes:

  • The Basics of Online Learning and a Blackboard Navigation.
  • Explanation of course modalities to ensure that you understand how your courses will be facilitated.
  • Tutorials on basic assignment related tasks, like how to upload an assignment using Turnitin, accessing an exam using Respondus, using Zoom, and posting in a discussion board.
  • An Online Readiness Checklist. Examples on Internet etiquette or Netiquette.
  • The recommended technology to be a successful student

All students have access to SOLO and it can be found in the Organization area of your Blackboard homepage. It is also available under My Courses in Classes.

Communication is key

Make sure the lines of communication are open between you and your instructors.

Checking announcements in your Blackboard course

Make sure you can receive your pace Email

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Reviewing content your instructor posted

Your instructors might post online content in many different forms

Reviewing Documents, Notes, Powerpoints, and videos

Submit your work online

Your instructors might create graded tests, assignments, and discussion board forums.

Taking an online test in Blackboard

Submitting your online Blackboard assignment

Posting on a Blackboard discussion board

Meet online in real-time

Your instructors might hold online office hours or a web conference class sessions.


Review Additional Support

Check here for available student assistance provided by other University areas.

Student Support and Services