Information for Student Online Success

Binghamton University Quick Reference Guide

Many of Binghamton University's online courses have two components to complete your weekly coursework:

  1. Asynchronous Course Content: Your instructor may assign coursework that is required to complete in addition to your live session meeting time. This coursework could include:
  • Videos
  • Readings
  • Assignments
  • Projects

This coursework will likely happen in myCourses.

  1. Live Sessions (Synchronous Sessions): Live sessions allow you to join your instructor and classmates in a virtual classroom. At a designated time, your class will meet in an online web meeting room. This session will place you in a live virtual classroom where you will interact with your instructor and fellow classmates. Many instructors will use these live sessions to review and expand on the course content you completed PRIOR to your live session.

These sessions will likely happen in Zoom.


Many thanks to Syracuse University's Information Technology Services for providing much of this page's content. To see the original version, visit Preparing for your Virtual Academic Experience.