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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Classes and employee work have been moved to online and remote environments.   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):

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

Asynchronous Teaching

Create asynchronous lectures and discussions with students:

Create screen captures and lectures to share with students:

Resources for 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 during the following hours:

Monday - Friday 7:00AM-12:00AM Midnight EST
Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM EST
Sunday 1:00PM-9:00PM EST

If you are having trouble with your FIT Username and Password, call IT for FIT at 212-217-4357 

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