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Teaching with Blackboard
Blackboard is an Internet-based learning management system (LMS) used CUNY-wide. Each semester, Blackboard course shells are automatically created for all John Jay course sections. Shells are populated with course and registration data by CUNY. To access Blackboard, instructors and students must create a CUNY Portal account.
Instructors use this teaching and learning resource in a variety of ways:
- to supplement traditional teaching
- to offer a hybrid-course experience, combining face-to-face classroom meetings with online activities
- to teach courses entirely online
Instructors may upload course content, such as syllabi, course readings, presentations, assignments, tests, and audio and video files. Communicating with students is made easy with Blackboard’s email features. In addition, Blackboard gives instructors the ability to offer interactive learning experiences through discussion boards, blogs, and wikis.
The John Jay Blackboard Faculty Support Organization provides instructors with a wealth of information, from tutorials to FAQs. To subscribe, contact:
Blackboard Support Group
The Blackboard page in the Faculty eHandbook is another quick guide resource for faculty members:
The Blackboard Support Group is staffed by:
Blackboard System Administrator
Coordinator of Blackboard Services