Updates and Announcements. Blackboard is a resource for online learning available to the entire CUNY community. Faculty members moving their course resources online are encouraged to read Teaching Remotely – Provide Your Course Resources Online, watch the Translating On-Campus to Distance Learning webinar, and the Blackboard Instructor User Guide first, then …
Blackboard classroom history begins, in rudimentary form, in ancient times. Students in ancient Babylonia and Sumeria inscribed their lessons on clay tablets with a stylus (predecessor to the pen and pencil) in cuneiform writing. These could be used wet and erased to be used again, or baked to create a permanent document.
In Blackboard Learn, you can post messages to accomplish this same task. In your f2f classroom, you ask questions to check your students' understanding of the material. In Blackboard Learn, you can ask questions in discussions, hold a Collaborate session, or ask them to take a ungraded quiz.
Your Blackboard username is the first initial of your first name, plus your last name, plus the last three digits of your CR ID#. The default Blackboard password for a faculty member is their 6-digit birthdate.