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Teach Remotely

Working remotely? In addition to weekly workshops being offered by the Office of Online Learning, SUNY Online, and the CET, 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

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.

Visit the Faculty Resources page for more tutorials

Instructor Course Tours

Take a tour of a Blackboard course with Professor Shelley Kohan

Take a tour of a Blackboard course with Professor Martin Felix

Tools for Lectures

Synchronous Real-Time Sessions

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

Google Meet: Another Tool for Real-Time Communication with Students (supported by IT):

Asynchronous Teaching

How to use Blackboard Discussion Forums to provide asynchronous written discussions

Creating Virtual Boards with Padlet

Create screen captures to share with your students:

Create asynchronous lectures and discussions with VoiceThread, an asynchronous discussion tool that allows faculty and students to interact using video, audio and over 50 different types of media:

Resources for Students

Get Help

If you need assistance with Blackboard, call the SUNY Online Support Services Help Desk (open 7 days per week) at 1-844-673-6786 during the following hours:

Monday - Friday 7:00AM-12:00AM Midnight EST
Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM EST
Sunday 10:00AM-9:00PM EST

If you are having trouble with your FIT Username and Password, contact FIT's TechHelp.