Online & Hybrid Courses

Online Courses

Whether you're on campus or away, SUNY Potsdam's online courses can be taken nearly anytime, anywhere. Led by our own qualified faculty, our online courses take place entirely* online. They offer convenience without sacrificing academic integrity or quality interaction among class participants.

Hybrid Courses

Still need a bit of that face-to-face interaction found in traditional courses? Our hybrid courses offer a mix of online and onsite (on campus) class meetings for subjects that don't quite fit the online-only mode of delivery.

*Exams in online courses may be proctored, requiring students to meet at a designated place and time to complete the exam. See course description/syllabus for more information. 

Registering for Distance Learning Courses

SUNY Potsdam students can register for DL courses through BearPAWS:

  • Login to BearPAWS
  • Choose Distance Learning from the Schedule Type drop-down menu.
  • Click Class Search at the bottom of the page to view courses.

Undergraduate non-matriculated or visiting students:

Graduate non-matriculated or visiting students:

Cross-Registered students: Students enrolled at SUNY Canton, St. Lawrence University, or Clarkson University (members of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley) may cross-register at SUNY Potsdam.

Students enrolled at another SUNY institution who wish to register for an online course should contact the Office of the Registrar.

For more information or to login to  Moodle, our Learning Management System, visit Moodle Services and Support.