In light of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency, and per the Chancellor’s directive, our entire campus is currently prioritizing support for our students, faculty and staff as the transition to Distance Education is underway.

In order to assist you with the transition, the Information Technology and Educational Technology Departments have been coordinating a comprehensive information, resource and training effort. The goal is to ensure that all of our constituents have access to the necessary technology and support that may be needed.

A single resource website has been set up as the Go-To for all of your transition readiness needs. This website will be updated frequently and we recommend you to bookmark it for easy access.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EdTech services will be offered remotely. While staff are not on campus, we are eager and available to help. For assistance please contact us to our email or Skype links below.

Tuesday – Thursday 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Monday and Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Fall and Spring semesters)
Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM when classes are not in session.

NOTE: Between the hours of 9am-5pm, your calls and messages will be returned within the hour. If you do not receive a response within the hour, please call the Office of Academic Affairs at 718.518.6660

Online Learning or e-Learning refers to courses in which content is delivered via the internet, and requires students to complete coursework online on a Course Management System (CMS), Blackboard. Students who are enrolled in an online course use their CUNYfirst account to log into and access their courses on Blackboard at any time of day.

Hundreds of online courses have been offered at Hostos Community College, and this number is steadily increasing, with more faculty and students opting to engage in online learning. As of Fall 2019, there are 54 asynchronous courses and 60 hybrid courses being offered at Hostos.

What is an Asynchronous Course?

In asynchronous courses, all class activities take place online. Students participate by logging into Blackboard at their convenience. Students are expected to complete all readings, assignments, tests, and  discussions online.

What is a Hybrid Course?

In hybrid courses, class activities are split between online and face-to-face meetings in a classroom. For the online meetings, students participate by logging into Blackboard at their convenience.

The Office of Educational Technology created this website to provide resources for faculty and students interested in exploring online learning.

 

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