Tech Tools

Office 365

Queensborough’s Student Email System

Microsoft Office 365 offers 50 GB for message storage, Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote & Access), Web and mobile device support, and excellent email security.

All official communication from the College to students will be done only through Office 365.

Office 365 Information

How to Setup Multi-Factor Authentication

Office 365


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D2L “Brightspace” is a Learning Management System (LMS) that will be implemented throughout all CUNY schools by the end of Fall 2025. It is a modern and easy-to-use platform for faculty, students, and staff that can support all course modalities teaching and learning goals. 


Brightspace Information Brightspace LMS FAQ page


Blackboard is a web-based platform that allows teachers to develop and deliver education. This platform provides a user-friendly way for teachers to place course materials, interactive and/or collaborative activities, and assessments into an password-protected online environment.


Blackboard Information Blackboard Login Tips

Blackboard Faculty Support Blackboard Student Support

Blackboard Technical Issues

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a video conferencing tool tha t lets you access real-time online sessions with your instructors. In Collaborate Ultra, you can add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.


BB Collaborate Information Student Access Guide

BB Collaborate Support & Resources


Tigers! Beginning April 18, CUNYfirst will look different and be a lot easier to navigate.

While the functions and tasks you are familiar with will continue to work as they do now, there are quite a few improvements to CUNYfirst:

  • Redesigned, customizable CUNYfirst home page
  • Graphic, tile-based navigation instead of text menus
  • Modern, mobile-friendly user interface that adjusts to fit the display device in use
  • Enhanced search capabilities make it easier to find information and functions
  • Access to Schedule Builder, which makes creating a schedule and registering for classes more intuitive


Note: Students must register for classes using Schedule Builder only beginning April 18.   


CUNYfirst Information Claim Your Account

Register Using Schedule Builder on CUNYfirst Login to CUNYfirst

CUNYfirst FAQ's


ePortfolios - Digication


Digication is the leading provider of ePortfolio and assessment management systems. Digication develops its platform with students, faculty and programs and institutions needs in mind.

Digication Information Digication Videos

ePortfolio Student Support ePortfolio Faculty Support

Office of Educational Technology

The Office of Educational Technology (OET) strives to provide educational technology resources and training that promote successful teaching and learning experiences. We are committed to advancing education through innovative and inclusive technological solutions that empower educators and learners, whether they are in traditional classrooms or engaging in remote learning.

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Office of Information Technology

Information Technology

The areas the Office of Information Technology is responsible for include:

  • Technology leadership
  • Campus Area Networking (wired and wireless)
  • Internet connectivity and security
  • Help Desk support for administrative and academic offices (non computer lab)
  • CUNY Portal/CUNYfirst access, project management, training
  • Server support of the College website
  • Campus Email (Faculty/Staff and Student)
  • Administrative production control and application development
  • Production academic application support
  • Quotes for all administrative computers, hardware and software


Help Desk Information IT Services

QCC Connect App

QCC Connect helps you stay connected to Queensborough Community College!

Everything you want to know about QCC is now at your fingertips.

Use the QCC Connect mobile app to:

  • Discover the latest news and virtual events
  • Receive alerts and announcements using push notifications
  • View your course schedule
  • Make an advisement appointment
  • Access your Office 365 student email account
  • View your TigerCard
  • And more!

New features are being planned so check back often for the latest.


QCC Connect Information How to Access QCC Connect

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How to check your own Degree Audit

  • Login into CUNYFirst
  • Click on "Self Service"
  • Click on "Student Center"
  • On the right hand side, under "Advisement/Transcript", select "DegreeWorks-Online Advisement System"


DegreeWorks Dashboard


The current CUNY Strategic Framework has identified online learning as an institutional priority. Accordingly, QCC has dedicated resources to support our evolving effort to provide partially and fully online learning opportunities for students.


The accounts you need:

  • CUNYfirst (click the link to activate your CUNYfirst account)
  • Blackboard - a learning management system used in CUNY where you can accessyour course materials if your professors use it.
  • You need to claim your CUNYfirst account before you can log into Blackboard.
  • Office 365 Email - you will receive all communications related to your courses and other academic matters through this email.


eLearning Information eLearning Courses

eLearning Faculty Support eLearning Student Support



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Starfish is Queensborough's Student Success Communication Network. Starfish provides our community the ability for faculty, advisors, learning centers, and other student services to work together to support student success throughout the semester. For more information click on the link below.


Starfish Information

Technology Services at CUNY

There are many applications and services that are widely used by Faculty and Students across CUNY. Such applications are CUNY Cloud Virtual Desktop, CUNY Dropbox, McAfee anti-virus sofware and many others.

See Technology Resources on the Coronavirus Update page for technology information specific to distance learning and remote work during the pandemic.


Tech Services for Students Tech Services for Faculty

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Academic Computing Center

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The ACC provides a wide array of academic technology; including a large student computing lab, podia, laptops, mobile devices, media services; several venues to host student, faculty and staff workshops; virtual servers for online courseware hosting of videos and academic websites; and technical consulting for Queensborough’s academic community.

The ACC staff provide many services including individualized assistance to students and faculty, consulting for all academic technology related purchases, including hardware equipment and software specification, installation, repair, and related support.


ACC Information ACC Facilities ACC Virtual Office

ACC Services ACC Multimedia Classrooms

CUNY Transfer Explorer (T-REX)

CUNY Transfer Explorer (T-REX) has lots to offer. Learn how courses transfer in all directions across the CUNY system and how CUNY awards credits for courses taken elsewhere as well as for prior learning experiences. CUNY Transfer Explorer also shows how courses fit into majors and minors across campuses. Current students can even log in for a personalized experience and community college students can indicate their transfer plans. CUNY Transfer Explorer is updated every day with comprehensive information from CUNY's official source systems.


T-REX Dashboard How To Use T-REX


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.