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Tools and Resources

Blackboard

Blackboard is the CUNY-provided Learning Management System. A Blackboard site is automatically created for every active course each semester. Faculty can upload course content, host group discussions, collect assignments, communicate in real time using BB Collaborate, and add grades to the gradebook.

For more information see Faculty Blackboard on Websupport1.

We have batch enrolled all faculty into our fully online Blackboard Online Workshop for Faculty. Log into this workshop using your CUNYfirst credentials to get into Blackboard. Go to the CUNY website at https://www.cuny.edu/. In the far upper right-hand corner, you will see login. Pull down the menu to select Blackboard. Then use your CUNYfirst credentials to get into Blackboard. Since this online workshop is for training purposes, you are all enrolled as students. So look for courses in which you are participating as a student. You will need to scroll down beneath the courses that you are teaching.

City Tech Email

Email can be used for one-on-one or group communication to keep students informed of course changes and campus shutdown information, gather course assignments, and provide feedback. If desired, instructors can ask students to discuss readings or course topics via email as a replacement for face-to-face class discussion.

For support with City Tech email, contact Technology Services during business hours.

Zoom

Zoom is modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems.

OpenLab

The OpenLab is City Tech’s open digital platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration. It can be used as an alternative or supplement to Blackboard. Students, faculty and staff can sign up using a City Tech email address. Faculty can create courses to share materials, hold discussions, collect assignments, grade coursework, and more.

For more information see, OpenLab Help.

For advice and support, contact the OpenLab team: openlab@citytech.cuny.edu.

Office 365

Office 365 for Education gives faculty and students a suite of applications for productivity and collaboration.

For more information see, Login to Office 365

For support with Office 365, contact Technology Services during business hours.

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Video Tutorials

FAQs

For support with Office 365, contact Technology Services during business hours.

Dropbox

Dropbox offers cloud-based file storage for faculty, staff, and students.

Use your CUNYFirst ID to login to the CUNY Dropbox.

For more information see CUNY’s Dropbox Resources.

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Getting Started with Dropbox

How to Log into Dropbox

Dropbox Quick Clips

For support with Google Drive, contact Technology Services during business hours.

Google Drive

GoogleDrive is cloud-based file storage and also offers a suite of tools: Docs (word documents) Slides (powerpoint-like presentations), Sheets (excel-like spreadsheets), and more.

For more information see, drive.google.com

*Note: This tool is not supported by CUNY. Grade information should not be distributed on non-CUNY platforms.

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Create Google Account

For support with Google Drive, contact Technology Services during business hours.

Recording Video

Adobe

There are many tools that you can use to create a presentation using the camera on your phone or computer.

  • Screencast-O-Matic, Jing, Quicktime and others allow you to capture your computer screen and create short videos.
  • Make a video presentation using the college's Media Services.

You can upload the video to YouTube, Office 365, or Dropbox and share the link with your students via Blackboard, OpenLab, or another online resource.

To comply with accessibility best practices, remember to caption your videos.

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Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud

For support with Adobe Creative Suite, contact Technology Services during business hours.

Library Resources

Library

The Library’s licensed digital collections offer a wide array of material types that could be incorporated into courses, including e books, image collections, newspapers, historical archives, music, videos, datasets, and journals and magazines.

For help and guidance with using Library resources, contact the Subject Specialist for your department or program.

Our “Ask a Librarian” chat service continues to be available 24/7 via the library website.

For help following Accessibility standards, see Introduction to Accessibility.

For help understanding Fair Use and Copyright, see: CUNY Fair Use & Copyright Guide.

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Create Google Account

For support with Google Drive, contact Technology Services during business hours.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER

Make use of open educational resources (OER) and other free materials to support instruction.

Find open / free resources, browse CUNY and City Tech OER.

For more information see, contact Prof. Cailean Cooney.

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Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud

For support with Adobe Creative Suite, contact Technology Services during business hours.