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Prepare Your PC for Online Learning

Your Personal Computer

The computer that you intend to use to complete online coursework must meet certain minimum requirements. We recommend that you check the capabilities of your computer before accessing your online course. If you’re in the market to buy a computer, you'll want to read our technical recommendations.

Internet, Computer, and Web Browser Requirements

You’ll need a stable Internet connection (a modem is fine, but a high-speed connection is recommended) and a PC or Macintosh computer capable of running a current version of the Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers.

Important Considerations

Much important information regarding your online courses at SUNY Plattsburgh will be communicated to you through your SUNY Plattsburgh email account. Therefore, if your preferred email address is not your SUNY Plattsburgh address, you will need to forward your campus email to an alternate account.

Most courses will require the use of word-processing software. We strongly recommend a basic suite of office software (e.g., Microsoft Office or OpenOffice).


My Plattsburgh is a Web portal that provides you with convenient, customized access to campus information and services. Here you can access your campus email, store and share files, read important announcements from your instructors, and access your online courses.

Contact Information

For more information about online learning at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us:

John Locke, TEL Coordinator
Online Learning Office

Phone: (518) 564-4537
Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address
Library & Information Technology Services
SUNY Plattsburgh
2 Draper Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Note: When communicating with us about online courses and programs, please provide as much information as possible, including your name, student status, and contact information. If you are interested in a specific course, please let us know the title and semester. We look forward to hearing from you!