Blackboard Student Resources

Blackboard Student Resources

You will find a comprehensive repository of information on how to use each of the learning management system’s tools and features.

Blackboard Tips for Students

Zoom Cloud Recordings

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Zoom Cloud Recordings

Hostos Zoom offers users the ability to record meetings and store these recordings on Zoom servers (Also referred to as “Recording in the cloud”). Users need to be mindful of the conditions around the services offered by Zoom. Zoom cloud recordings are periodically deleted by Zoom whenever storage space limits are approached to ensure that there is no disruption in [...]


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The City University of New York is providing Dropbox, Dropbox Paper, and Microsoft Office 365 for Education suite to all active CUNY students, faculty, and administrative staff. 

Blackboard Compatible Devices

Laptop, desktop, tablet, mobile devices

Blackboard Compatible Devices

To be successful in online classes, you need access to a reliable computer (PC, iMac, or Laptop recommended) with audio/video capability (webcam and microphone), a fast and reliable Internet connection, and web browsers and plugins updated.

MS Office 365 for Education

PowerPoint Screen Recording

You can record your computer screen and related audio, and then embed it in your PowerPoint slide—or you can save it as a separate video file.

MS Teams

The City University of New York is providing Microsoft Office 365 for Education to all active faculty and staff via the Microsoft Office in Education program. The license remains active until you leave the University, at which point it will be in read-only mode and you will be prompted to pay a license fee to Microsoft or stop using Microsoft [...]

Student Technology Training: Microsoft Office & ePortfolios

The Microsoft Office Training for Students course is designed to prepare students for Microsoft Office skills. This course will cover three modules: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

PowerPoint Training

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Excel Training

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Digication (ePortfolios)

You can use e-portfolios to showcase your best work and your learning process by reflecting upon assignments. You can also improve your skills by documenting steps or processes using a wide range of artifacts such as text-based assignments, drawings, videos, photos, and audio podcasts.

Basic Computer Skills


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