• Distance Learning Resources

    While there are many different technologies available, these resources may come in handy.

  • Accessing Blackboard

    Accessing Blackboard

    • Blackboard
    • Accessing Blackboard Collaborate
      • Log into your BlackBoard account
        Username is (firstname.lastname and the last 2 digits of your EMPL ID
        Password is the same as your CUNYfirst account
      • Click on your course which is located on the top left of your screen
      • There is a sidebar on the left side of your screen
      • Click on the tab that says BlackBoard Collaborate
      • You should now be able to join the session with your instructor
    • If you need technical support, please contact 718-482-6121 or 718-482-6157. After hours support available 8 p.m.- 8 a.m. at 646-664-2024.

  • CUNY Resources

    CUNY Resources

    • CUNY Resources and Third-Party Tools*
      • Includes information about Dropbox, Office 365, Blackboard, Adobe Creative Cloud, free 60-day wi-fi and other resources.
      • The Tools & Resources information is provided to the CUNY community as a service, and does not constitute or imply an endorsement by CUNY of any vendor or its products or services; CUNY makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding these vendors’ products or services.
    • Adobe Creative Cloud is available for current students through Monday August 24; see instructions for access
    • Texas Instruments is offering free six-month calculator emulator software subscriptions to students for TI-84 Plus, TI-30XS, TI-34 MultiView and TI-Nspire CX calculators. Calculator guide books and tutorials are available online as well.
    • Uploading a Student Document through CUNYfirst

  • Distance Learning Tips

    • Create a study space
      Dedicated a study space where you can get work done. Organize a desk/table with your study items. If you share a space, remove them when you’re not studying, this will help you set times to focus on schoolwork only. Don’t attend class or study in-bed! Your body will start relating the place where you rest with work and you may have trouble sleeping.

    • Find other students
      Email people in your class(es), ask if a few of them (3-5) would be willing to start a group chat in case any of you need help with a tough task or simply to brainstorm. Facebook, Instagram or simply an email chain can be a way of interacting with your class peers and supporting each other.

    • Make sure you have support at home
      Get your friends and family behind you and your class schedule. There will be times when you need to ask for silence or when you’ll need a pep talk. Make sure to communicate with the people around you, letting them know when you’ll need to focus on tasks you need to accomplish.

    • Define your reasons for studying
      You may experience some tough times. If your motivation runs low, and there’s part of you that wants to give up. Take a few minutes to remember why you started this journey. Nothing is permanent and we should all continue to work toward a brighter future.

    • Know your workload
      Your course syllabus will give you a schedule with guidelines of what readings, activities, and/or assignments you should complete. Spend 5-10 minutes each Sunday listing your priorities for the week, so you don’t fall behind.

    • Organize your work
      Create a folder on your computer for each of your classes. Save your work for each assignment in its designated folder with a clear, and unique, name. This way, you won’t lose files or waste time searching for them when it’s time to review content.

    • Start your assignments early
      Starting each assignment, a little earlier than you would for an in-person class, gives you time to email your professor/s questions (and get answers) so you can perform well and get higher grades!

  • Student Laptops

    LaGuardia and CUNY have acquired laptops and tablets for current students to successfully participate in distance learning.

  • Students using a laptop