Online Courses

Online Courses

Online Course Offerings

SUNY Cortland offers online courses for current and visiting students via our Blackboard Course Management System accessible through myRedDragon.  There are three varieties of online courses: web-based courses which are entirely online,  hybrid courses which have weekly in-class meetings in addition to an online component, and blended courses which are predominately online, but meet on campus occasionally.

You can search for online courses by accessing our schedule of classes and viewing courses by attribute. You may view advanced details about courses through our schedule of classes by following the directions below:


Web Course Searching


Hybrid Course Searching

In addition to our online schedule, you may also view our online courses on the Open SUNY Navigator

Registration and Special Permission

Some courses may require special permission to register because many online, hybrid or blended courses have special requirements, specific meeting times or particular technology standards. Special permission may be obtained by contacting the academic department.  Some academic departments may require course contracts for online learning if there are special requirements.

Visiting Students

  • You may learn how to register using our alternate registration process on our registration pages.  Students visiting form other SUNY schools may learn about cross-registration as well. 
  • Students seeking additional information about summer session or winter session fees, withdrawal deadlines and policies should visit the summer session and winter session sites.
  • After registering, visiting students will receive an initial registration email from the Registrar's Office which will  include your C-number (College ID), your Net-ID (username) and your initial password-setting instructions. Students registering in person will receive an instruction form when registering in the office.
  • You may login to SUNY Cortland's online services via our single-sign-on web portal - myRedDragon (
  • If you have specific question about the course content, the course syllabus or additional requirements, you should contact the instructor or the academic department.

Accessing Blackboard

All students may access Blackboard by logging into myRedDragon using their Net-ID and password.

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the ACADEMICS tab.
  3. Find the CORTLAND E-LEARNING SYSTEM channel on the tab.

For more information and instructions, you may download the Blackboard guide, or access the online resources.

Online Course Policies and Access

As with traditional courses, students are responsible for completing course assignments and accessing all materials and lectures/units. All withdrawal, refund and assessment policies for in-person courses also apply to online courses.

Prior to the course start date, you must be certain you can access all required online services and content. Tuition and fee refunds will not be granted after the withdrawal deadlines due to access or technology issues on the part of a student.

By registering, you are committing to completing the online course and adhering to campus policies. You are required to understand the requirements, and to have access to the materials.