As we move to distance learning, please review the CUNY Blackboard User Guide for Faculty to help you get started. Blackboard Collaborate for Students and Faculty gives detailed instruction on how to get the most out of the online environment for learning.
Visit the the faculty online resource center at www.mec.cuny.edu/faculty. There you can log into Blackboard and read information about the Center for Teaching and Excellence (CTLE), review the current administrative calendar, access CUNYfirst, log into your MEC email, receive Help Desk support, and much more.
For CTLE Help Desk and support, email Elaine Farrady-Plourd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 3/19/2020 at 11:30am
CUNY Cloud Systems such as Blackboard, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox, and WebEx are all tools and platforms available to the CUNY community to conduct meetings, lectures, group messaging, and file sharing, etc., online. With this guide, users can then select the tool/platform which suit their need.
Updated 3/17/2020 at 10:25am
Reminder: Final faculty Blackboard training session will only take place today, Tuesday, March 17:
Tuesday, March 17, 1:00–3:30pm: Library Lab A
A malicious website is pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by John Hopkins University and is directing users to visit a malware website. Visiting this website infects the user’s computer or mobile device with the AZORult trojan, an information-stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data from the user’s computer. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Anyone searching the internet for a coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website and have their data compromised.
Please be extra vigilant while accessing your email and browsing the internet.