Blackboard Resources for Faculty

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Rich Media

Video – Lecture Capture

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.


Snagit lets you quickly capture your screen and camera, add additional context, and share images, GIFs, or videos across your preferred platforms.


Camtasia, a screen recorder and video editor, makes it simple to record and create professional-looking videos on Windows and Mac.


Panopto allows us to add powerful media tools to Blackboard, combing the best features of video sharing, webcam recording, screen recording, and more all within the Blackboard Learn environment.

Interactive Tools


Socrative is a Cloud-Based Student Response System that allows instructors to create quizzes that students can take quickly on their mobile devices, like tablet computers, iPads, or smartphones, as well as laptops and desktops.


Nearpod enables teachers to use their Tablets to manage content on students’ mobile devices.  It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.  Many think of it as a replacement for a Smart Room.

Video Conferencing

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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 [...]

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Claiming Hostos Zoom Account

Go to
Click on Sign In.
From the Sign In pop-up, click on SSO.
From the Sign In with SSO page, in the company domain textbox, enter hostos-cuny-edu and click the Continue button.

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Bb Collaborate Ultra – Get Started

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

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