Online courses are offered during Allen Term (December - January), Summer Term (June - August), and occasionally during the spring and fall semesters. Support is available for all students taking online courses.
Students taking online courses must have the following:
Learning Time Requirement
The New York State Education Department requires that online students spend approximately 45 hours of learning time per credit; the same amount as a traditional, on-campus course.
Email is the official method of communication at Alfred University. To activate your account, please visit My AU and follow these instructions. To log into your email, visit My AU and click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.Activate AU Email Account Log into Email
All online courses are taught with the Canvas Learning Management System. To access Canvas, visit My AU and click the Canvas icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Log in with your AU username (do not include "@alfred.edu") and AU password. Canvas instructions are available for all students. All technical requests related to Canvas should be sent to the ITS Helpdesk.Log into Canvas
Students use Banner to register for courses, perform administrative tasks, and view final grades. To log into Banner, use your AU ID (A00123456, for example) and your date of birth (in 6 digits) as your PIN. You will be required to change your PIN. Non-matriculated students do not use Banner to register for courses.Log into Banner Web
If you forget your AU email/ network password, you can reset it. However, you must sign up for this service and provide an alternate email address or phone number. It is recommended that you sign up soon after you activate your email account. To reset a forgotten password, you can visit the AU Webmail login page and click "Can't Access Your Account," or "Forgot my Password."
At least one week before the course start date, online students should complete the following tasks (unless they have already been completed):