Student Resources

Get the resources and tools you need to navigate your way through a successful semester. Courses will be conducted in person, online and hybrid. Check your schedule in CUNYfirst for specific details about your classes.

Academic Advising
Your advisor and advising team support you throughout your time at LaGuardia to make sure you pick the right classes and stay on track to graduate. Visit them virtually or in person during drop-in hours, or make an appointment on My LaGuardia.

Instruction Modes
CUNYfirst lists the mode of delivery for each individual class section. Check your schedule in the CUNYfirst Student Center for these details.Types of Instruction Modes:

  • In-Person – Classes take place on campus during scheduled meeting times.
  • Online – Class instruction occurs remotely; you will need to connect via a computer, laptop or tablet. Online classes may be synchronous or asynchronous.
    • Synchronous – The class meets live with an instructor during a scheduled meeting time. You are expected to attend the class online on the specified day and time.
    • Asynchronous – The class will not meet live on a specific day and time. Instead, you will complete lectures, readings and assignments on your own time, and you will have opportunities to meet with your instructor online during their office hours.
  • Hybrid – A combination of in-person and online learning. Students are typically expected to participate in both.
    • HyFlex (or HyperFlex) – Flexible courses are simultaneously offered in-person and online, and students can choose the modality that works best for them.


LaGuardia Bookstore

LaGuardia’s Bookstore operates completely online at laguardia.textbookx.com. Students visit the website to order online and have course materials shipped to their home while digital course material access is emailed. Log into the website with your CUNY login to see a personalized page with the courses you registered, for plus the texts that your professors assigned to them. You can then select from the new, used, rental, and eBook options available. The Bookstore also hosts a marketplace, where students around the country and other third-party sellers sell new and used textbooks at heavily discounted prices. Created in partnership with Akademos, Inc. and powered by TextbookX, the online bookstore simplifies the course materials process for students while providing them with a variety of physical and digital textbook options.

LaGuardia Library
The LaGuardia Library gives you access to about 776,000 ebooks and 161 databases, and our librarians are ready to help you find resources and provide answers to your questions.

Tutoring
Need a little extra help in a specific class or writing a paper? Discover the support available through tutoring services.

Pursuing your education while balancing work, family and other responsibilities can be challenging, but you’re not alone; we’re here for you. We have a variety of services to support your academic, professional, and personal success. Make the most of your time at LaGuardia, and inquire about the programs and services to help make your college journey as smooth and fulfilling as possible.

Visit Student Services for more.

  • Check Campus Hours for up-to-date contact information and hours for departments and offices.
  • Find a specific faculty or staff member in the LaGuardia directory. (Please include in emails your full name and EMPL ID# along with your question.)
  • See this guide and helpful video, created by a LaGuardia student, to help you contact your instructors on My LaGuardia.
  • For general questions, you can Ask LaGuardia, live chat with us on the LaGuardia website during business hours, or email CallCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu.

Whether you are taking classes in-person, online, or a mix of both, you’ll need to access a variety of tools to ensure a successful semester.

If you do not have a reliable device at home, you may borrow a Chromebook, laptop, or iPad from LaGuardia. Device requests are handled by the Library’s Media Services. For more information, including a list of available devices and loan guidelines, visit Media Services in the Library website section.


Use your LaGuardia email address (@live.lagcc.cuny.edu) and password to access:

  • My LaGuardia – Student portal page to view alerts, make appointments, track progress, and more. Be sure to download the free LaGuardia mobile app in the Apple Store or Google Play.
  • ePortfolio – Create a space for your schoolwork.


Use your CUNY credentials (username is firstname.lastname + the last 2 digits of your EMPL ID, and your password is the same as your CUNYfirst account) to access:

  • CUNYfirst – Update classes, pay your bill, view grades, upload vaccination documents, and more.
  • Office 365 – Access email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams and more. Click Here for instructions on how to claim your email and watch our video tutorial.
  • Zoom – Attend virtual meetings or classes.
  • Dropbox – Store files and collaborate on projects.
  • Schedule Builder – Find and register for classes.


Need help?

Visit the CUNY IT Help knowledge base; request support from a Student Technology Mentor; submit a helpdesk ticket; feel free to visit the new Student Technology Helpdesk(STH) located in B127; or call 718-482-6117.

Live@LaG Print manages printing in the lab and classroom environments. Live@LaG Print assists the College in understanding the academic printing needs of students, allowing us to fine-tune printing policies to match those needs. Live@LaG Print allows students to monitor how many pages are in each print job, as well as a history of the print jobs they have sent. There are also features that allow users to see what their print jobs’ environmental impact is on trees, carbon, and energy.

Printing policies

  • Minimize printing multiple copies of print jobs (Copy machines are available in the Library and the C-building lobby).
  • Print jobs must be 30 pages or less, Live@LaG Print will automatically deny documents that are more than 30 pages. This helps to make sure that everyone gets their print job in a timely fashion.
  • Use only the paper provided in the computer labs. If you need to print on special paper, see a lab technician.
  • The printing of envelopes, transparencies or mailing labels are prohibited in labs.
  • When printing large documents from the web, use Print Preview to print only those pages you need rather than the entire document.
  • When printing PowerPoint presentations print three – six slides to a page to minimize paper consumption. Lab technicians can assist you with this.
  • Documents printed in Open Computing Areas are held in the cloud and can be picked up at any release station by swiping your LaG ID Card or entering your Empl: ID, your password is your Empl ID + the last two digits of your birth year.
  • Release stations are currently available in the Library and Study Hall.
  • Please report any printer problems immediately to a technician.
  • Specialty computer labs, such as the ePortfolio, Library Media Resources, and SGA Study Hall labs provide users with special balances that are only available for use within those labs.


Printing from campus computers with Live@LaG Print

Students, faculty, and staff may print in campus computer labs. In Open Computing Area labs where users log in, just click print then retrieve your document(s) from a release station when you are ready to pick up the document(s). In academic computer labs and quick print stations, users will need to enter their credentials after clicking print. The document will print immediately. Faculty and staff log in with their GroupWise account and students log in using their Open Computing Area accounts.


Background

LaGuardia Community College established the Student Technology Fee (STF) in 2002 to improve computer services for students and faculty. The fee is $100 per semester for full-time students and $50 per semester for part-time students. The revenue from the fee is estimated to be $2.4 million based on enrollments in 2013 and 2014. In cases of financial hardship, individual students may have the fee waived.

A Committee for Academic Technology Services (CATS) was formed in 2013 to coordinate the use of STF resources. CATS focuses on technological resources directly used by students, such as computers, software, networks, and internet access. Their recommendations prioritize supplementing institutional support, supporting general technology resources before specific ones, prioritizing direct student access over mediated access, and investing in academic or instructional technologies before non-academic ones. They also emphasize maintaining and upgrading existing resources before investing in new ones, while encouraging seeking funding from various sources.

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