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Study Skills needed to success in online courses

Watch the orientation video first, then review the study skills that can help you success in an online or hybrid courses.

As online courses will be conducted 100%, and hybrid courses over 30% online, you will need these hardware and software applications:

  • a computer at home. 
  • a broadband internet connection from home.
  • a web browser such as FireFox, Chrome in the latest version. You can download them for free: FireFox, Chrome.
  • a CUNYfirst/Blackboard account. You can activate your CUNYfirst account.
  • a York College email also called Office 365.
  • a word processing software such as MS-Word, LibreOffice which includes a word processing application. The files created by LibreOffice can be saved as a Word file.
  • other hardware or software required by your course instructor such as a headset, a spreadsheet application (e.g. MS-Excel). See your course syllabus for detailed technical requirements for your course.

Online/Hybrid Course Information

Blackboard for Students main page

Center for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies (CTLET) home page