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  • important for instructors Adding Teaching Assistants or Observers to Blackboard

    The first thing you will need is the EMPL ID (also known as the CUNY First ID) of the individual you want to add to your course on Blackboard. Once you have that, it is a quick process! Click the link below for instructions on how someone can find their EMPL ID on Blackboard:

    How to Find Your EMPL ID on Blackboard

    The instructions on how to add a user to Blackboard can be found here:

    How to Add TA's, Faculty, or Students to Blackboard

    Updated 2/18/2020

  • IMPORTANT FOR ALL USERS Use Firefox for Blackboard

    It is strongly recommended that students, faculty, and staff use the Mozilla Firefox Web Browser when working with Blackboard in any capacity.

    Updated 01/27/2020

  • important for students Remember to Add or Update Your E-Mail Address on Blackboard

    Please be sure to add or update your email address on Blackboard to ensure you are receiving course material and information as needed.  You can add or update your email address on Blackboard by following the instructions at the link below:

    How to Add or Update Your E-Mail Address on Blackboard

    Important Note: Blackboard only accepts official CUNY E-Mail addresses from one of the CUNY Campuses. (i.e., /
    Updated 01/17/2020

  • important for instructors Make Your Course Available

    Instructions on how to make your course available can be found by clicking the link below:

    How to Make a Course Available on Blackboard

    Updated 01/2

  • important for instructors Blackboard - Course Data Limit Increase

    The default data limit for course materials on Blackboard is 750MB per course. This can be upgraded to 1.5GB and 3GB upon approval. To apply for a course data limit increase, please complete this form:

    Blackboard Course Size Increase Request Form

    Then open a ticket for the Instructional Technology team by calling the Helpdesk at 646-312-1010.  Please provide them the completed form.

    In order to manage Blackboard course size efficiently, the CUNY Central Blackboard Steering Committee has implemented a course size limit policy. Click the following link for more information:
    Updated 01/22/2020

If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Baruch Helpdesk at 646.312.1010 (x1010)