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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Classes and employee work moved to online and remote environments through remainder of semester.   Read more details at fitnyc.edu/coronavirus

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Teach Remotely

Working remotely? In addition to weekly workshops being offered by the Office of Online Learning, the CET, and IT, here are some resources available to help you teach remotely using Blackboard and other recommended tools. You can watch videos of recent workshops and view Tips for Teaching During the Covid-19 Outbreak.

How to Access Blackboard

You can access Blackboard (Bb) with your FIT username and password at http://fitnyc.open.suny.edu.

As long as your department has assigned you as the instructor of your course in Banner, your course will appear in Blackboard. Look for your courses under “My Courses” (once you log in).

Getting Started

If you have never used Blackboard please start with Blackboard Basics.

Tools for Lectures

Synchronous Real-Time Sessions

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: For Real-Time Communication with Students (these sessions can be recorded for replay):

Asynchronous Teaching

Create asynchronous lectures and discussions with students:

Create screen captures and lectures to share with students:

Get Help

If you need assistance with Blackboard, call the Open SUNY help desk (open 7 days per week) at 1-844-673-6786. If you are having trouble with your FIT Username and Password, call IT for FIT at 212-217-4357.

Open SUNY is offering live drop-in Instructional Design Support Sessions via Zoom during these hours:

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 12:00AM Midnight EST

Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM EST

Sunday 1:00PM - 9:00PM EST

Open SUNY is also offering live drop-in Remote-Learing Support Sessions for students during these hours:

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 12:00AM EST

Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM EST

Sunday 1:00PM - 9:00PM EST