Remote and Online Course Information

Differentiating between online and remote learning course designations:

Both online and remote courses can be completed from any location as long as the student has the necessary hardware, software, and a reliable internet connection.  

Online Courses (ONL in Self Service) have no weekly scheduled meeting times.  Students complete work independently by following the course schedule. The instructor may or may not offer live video conferencing sessions on an occasional basis. Individual meetings with the instructor, or collaborative group work may also be required.

Remote Learning (REM in Self Service) courses have regularly scheduled weekly meeting times that students attend via videoconferencing. These sessions will occur at the same scheduled time(s) each week as listed on the official course schedule posted on Self-Service. Live class video sessions will be a minimum of two hours each week, not more than two hours per day, and not more than six hours each week. In addition to the live class sessions, students will be expected to complete work independently by following the course schedule. Individual meetings with the instructor, or collaborative group work may also be required.

Minimum technology requirements for online and remote classes:

Windows or Macintosh computer-although many courses activities can be completed on a mobile device, students will need a computer in order to fully participate in online and remote courses. 

Windows minimum requirements:

2 GHz Intel core i5             

8 GB of Memory

256 GB Hard Drive 

Macintosh minimum requirements: 

1.3 GHz Intel core i5 or higher 

8 GB of Memory 

256 GB Hard Drive

Computer should be equipped with a webcam, microphone, and speaker/headphones for participating in virtual class meetings, completing video-based assignments, and completing quizzes and exams that require video proctoring. Reliable internet access is needed and Chrome web browser (latest​ version).

Additional hardware or software may be required for your course and will be listed in the course syllabus. Please consult with your professor if you have questions about the type of hardware or software that is required. 

Online proctoring statement:

Students enrolled in online/remote courses at Manhattan College may be required to take examinations that utilize video proctoring software. The purpose of video proctoring is to promote academic fairness and maintain academic integrity. Video recordings of proctored testing sessions are only available to the instructor and allow your instructor to monitor your online exam in the same way they would if you were sitting in a classroom taking the exam. Whether proctoring software is used or not is at the discretion of the instructor.  If you have questions or concerns about the use of proctoring software for a course, please contact the instructor to discuss this matter before the class begins.