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 two varieties of online courses: web-based courses which are entirely online, and hybrid courses which have in-class meetings in addition to an online component.

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


Web Course Searching


Hybrid Course Searching

Registration and Special Permission

Because many online and hybrid courses have special requirements, special meeting times or specific technology standards they may require special permission to register. Special permission may be obtained by contacting the academic department.  Current and visiting students must contact the academic department secretary or chair to gain access. Some academic departments require course contracts for online learning.

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.  Student 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 and cross-registering students will receive an initial registration email from the Registrar's, which will also 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 access Blackboard by logging into myRedDragon using their Net-ID and password.

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

Courses you are registered for are listed within Blackboard. For more information, you may download this helpful guide, or access online resources and guides.

Online Course Policies and Access

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

Prior to the course start date, you should be certain you can access all required online services and content. Tuition and fee refunds will not be granted after 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.