Blackboard Faculty Support

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


Link to the Accessibility Course withing Blackboard

You will notice a new Accessibility Training tab when you log into Blackboard. This tab continues CUNY’s commitment to making content accessible for the entire CUNY community, including those with various abilities. The tab currently contains three modules and will be expanded as more training is developed and published.

First is a link to a new Blackboard course on creating accessible Blackboard courses. This course was created by CUNY faculty at the School of Professional Studies for CUNY faculty. It is selfpaced and entirely online. It instructs faculty on the many ways to make online courses and materials accessible to all students, including accessibility of Blackboard, Microsoft Office and PDF documents, multimedia, and materials from publishers.
A second module provides eight video recordings from an accessibility training course for content developers. The videos contain information on making websites and documents compliant with accessibility guidelines.
The tab also points users to general accessibility information about CUNY and Blackboard accessibility and provides a contact e-mail for questions or comments about accessibility.


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

Login to Blackboard

Sending Emails To Students Through Blackboard

Sending Emails to Students Through Blackboard step-by-step

  1. Log into your Blackboard Course

  2. Under the Control Panel, Expand the Course Tools menu

  3. Select the Send Email option

  4. From the list, select All Students Users

  5. Once you select your option, you can add Subject, Message, and Attach a file

  6. Click Submit to send your message








Making Your Course Available

Instructors can always view and edit their Blackboard courses; however, Blackboard courses are created unavailable to students. Students and instructors will see "(not currently available)"  next to their Blackboard course until the instructor makes his/ her course “available.”
Below are the instructions on how to make your Blackboard course available:
Shows the link to the Properties page in the customization Menu

  1. Under the Control Panel, Click Customization

  2. From the menu, select Properties

  3. On the Properties page, scroll down to Set Availability

  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click Submit


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.

Faculty User Guides


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Would you like to learn more about this online course management system? Instructional Technology Workshops are open to all faculty and staff!
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Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

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