Faculty Support for eLearning

eLearning Faculty Institute

Each year, the Office of Educational Technology (OET) accepts applications from faculty members who wish to participate in the annual eLearning Institute. This Faculty Development Program is available to all faculty who are currently or plan to teach online. The institute comprises four modules, delivered in a hybrid format of four synchronous sessions and weekly asynchronous activities in Blackboard. Each asynchronous activity consists of instructional content with a related work product submission and feedback from peers and facilitators. The one hour synchronous sessions covers online pedagogy and course design best practices. Due dates for the submissions, reviews and synchronous sessions are scheduled throughout the academic year. A certificate of completion will be given to those who complete all synchronous and asynchronous activities.


New Accessibility Training on Blackboard

New Accessibility Training tab on the Blackboard home page

When you login to your Blackboard account, you will notice a new Accessibility Training tab. The Tab represents CUNY’s continuous commitment to making content accessible for the entire CUNY community, including those with various abilities.

This tab contains access to a fully online, seven topic, self-paced Blackboard Accessibility Training Course. The course was created by CUNY Faculty at the School of Professional studies for CUNY Faculty. In the course, faculty are taught how to make online courses and materials accessible to all students. The course commences by introducing faculty to the concepts and design skills related to accessibility and Universal Design for Learning. Faculty are then instructed on how to apply the principles of accessibility and universal design to teaching and learning. Finally, faculty learn the skills necessary to harness Blackboard’s inherent accessibility as well as the skills needed to create and develop accessible Microsoft Office and PDF documents, multimedia and materials from publishers.

In the Accessibility training tab, there is also an eight module video training series for content developers. The video training series focuses on making websites and documents compliant with American Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines.

This tab also points users to general accessibility information about CUNY and Blackboard accessibility, providing contact information for those with questions or comments about accessibility. The content of this tab will continue to grow as more accessible training content is developed and published, as part of CUNY’s ongoing commitment to provide its faculty with the best training on creating accessible material and making accessibility an inherent part of its culture.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.