Emergency Preparedness

To protect the health and safety of our students and employees the Service Desk has gone virtual. For assistance, call (212) 220-8379, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Submit a request or ask a question by sending an email to servicedesk@bmcc.cuny.edu.


BMCC Course Continuity Website

The E-Learning Center has created a website with tutorials, training materials, and tools to support and prepare faculty for possible course disruption. It includes teaching approaches during emergencies, how to create an in-person course in Blackboard, how to create and use Zoom Web Conferencing, and other useful information.

Distance Learning Workshops and Private Consultations

E-Learning will be holding workshops and private consultations throughout the week. In these workshops, we will cover how to move your course online, set up your in-person classroom in Blackboard, including creating the course, making it available to students, uploading the syllabus, create assignments, contacting students, holding live ‘webinars’, and creating and grading assignments.

We will also cover advanced topics like grade book, creating tests, discussions, Zoom, Collaborate, project-based learning, and many other topics. Join the E-Learning Center and CETLS as we provide you with the support you need.

Private Consultations

Book a private consultation with an E-Learning Instructional Designer and get one-on-one support on more advance digital learning strategies.

Requirements :
  • Blackboard Advanced: You must have completed a webinar and watched these videos before booking an appointment.
  • Zoom: You must have completed a webinar and watched these videos before booking an appointment.
  • Creating Video Lectures and Presentations: You must have completed a webinar and reviewed this web page before booking an appointment.

More about Workshops and Private Consultations


How To

How to Create a Course in Blackboard

Step-by-step instructions on how to turn your in-person classroom into a course in Blackboard.

How to Use Zoom Web Conferencing

During class disruptions or emergencies, Zoom can help faculty connect with students for online class meetings, office hours, or group activities. Learn how to sign up for a free account or access your ‘Pro Zoom’ account. You’ll also learn the basics of scheduling, hosting, and participating in a web conference.

How to Create Online Test and Exams

Step-by-step instructions on how to create tests in Blackboard. You will also find strategies for pivoting from high-stakes multiple-choice to other essay, project, or video-driven tests and exams.


Resources

CUNY Digital Tool List

Here you will find a comprehensive list of all digital tools and services provided to CUNY campuses.

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology Services (ITS) provides a comprehensive variety of services supporting the use of information technology in the educational process.

E-Learning Center

199 Chambers St, Room S-510a
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1243
Email: elearning@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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