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This is my first online course with SLN. What technology do I need?

To take courses through the SLN, your computer system should meet at least the following minimum requirements:

  • Processor: Pentium II (PC) or G3 (Macintosh)
  • Operating system: Windows 98 (PC) or System 8 (Macintosh)
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • Modem: 56K
  • Internet access
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 6 for PC or with cookies allowed from suny.edu domain
  • Valid, working email address that accepts email from SLN
  • Word processing software that allows you to save files in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF)

I am enrolled in an SLN course. What is the SUNY Learning Network's web site address?

Connect to the Internet and point your web browser to https://farmingdale.sln.suny.edu.

What if I have technical questions about using the SLN web site?

The SUNY Learning Network Help Desk is available to answer your technical questions. You can contact the SLN Help Desk at 1-800-875-6269 (press 2), or by email at helpdesk@SLN.suny.edu. When you login to Angel and scroll to the bottom, click SLN HelpDesk, you can find additional information about the SLN Help Desk . You can also contact Chris Weppler via email at wepplecm@farmingdale.edu or phone at 631-420-2632.

What if I want to withdraw from an SLN course?

You are registered at Farmingdale State and, therefore, you will follow the College's policies, including its academic calendar, withdrawal dates, refund policies, etc. If you are interested in withdrawing from your SLN courses, you should notify your instructor and contact the Farmingdale State Registrar's Office (631-420-2776). Information about the College's Academic Policies can be found in the College Catalog. The College's Academic Calendar can be found at http://www.farmingdale.edu/calendars/calendars.html.

How do I obtain course materials and textbooks?

Visit the SUNY Learning Network web site at http://sln.suny.edu/ for detailed information on materials required for each course. Textbooks should be available at the Farmingdale State Bookstore (631-249-3048), which can arrange to have your books delivered to you.