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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OpenLab Advice and Support:email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
For help following Accessibility standards, see Introduction to Accessibility.
For help understanding Fair Use and Copyright, see: CUNY Fair Use & Copyright Guide.