On this web page you will find all the necessary information to successfully deliver your Fully Online, Hybrid and Web Supported Classes. Blackboard is a learning management system that allows students and faculty to share and engage with learning materials and to communicate with each other in a virtual learning environment.
Updates and Announcements
As of Monday, July 3, 2017, the login method for Blackboard has transitioned to new the CUNY login credentials.
For example, if you log into CUNYfirst as george.washington76, you will log into Blackboard as firstname.lastname@example.org
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Access Queensborough Blackboard through the Blackboard Login page.
Course shells will appear on Blackboard two days after you have been assigned to the course in CUNYfirst.
Check your list of courses on Blackboard. Courses are loaded automatically based on the data in CUNYfirst. If you are not listed as the instructor for a course on CUNYfirst, your course will not appear on Blackboard. Please contact your Department Secretary to have the record in CUNYfirst updated
CUNYfirst will automatically add registered students to Blackboard courses
You must make your course available on Blackboard in order for your students to have access to the content and course shell. To make your course available:
- Access the course that you want to make available
- In the Control Panel menu, click Customization > Properties
- Scroll down to Set Availability
- Select Yes if you want your students to be able to access the course materials
- Click Submit.
Use the Assignment feature, located under the Assessment menu, to collect assignments through Blackboard
To avoid irreversible loss of data be mindful on your file names.
Do not use spaces, or special characters such as "#" symbols, or ",".
File names should include numbers and letters. Instead of spaces, use (_) to separate words.
Visit CUNY's Blackboard Support web page for guides and tutorials http://cuny.edu/blackboard
Report any technical problem to email@example.com. Please provide your Full name, CUNYFirst ID and the Course ID/Section.
Faculty should find useful the following resources on this website: information on Blackboard development at CUNY; User Guides with information on using new and improved features; and FAQs with answers to the most commonly asked questions.
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How do I change my email address in Blackboard?
Users may have only one email address in Blackboard. In most cases, Blackboard uses the same email address as the CUNYPortal. If this address is not the one you use, you can now change it, but you must use a CUNY email address.
Log into Blackboard
In the Home tab, find and click on the Update Email link in the Tools module
Enter the new Email twice