Faculty

Welcome to FIT Blackboard!

You can access Blackboard (Bb) with your FIT username and password at http://fitnyc.open.suny.edu.

As long as your course is listed in Banner with you named as the instructor, your course will appear in Blackboard. Look for your courses under “My Courses” (once you log in).

Blackboard tutorials are available below or in Blackboard. To access the tutorials in Bb, look for “Blackboard Faculty Resources” under “My Organizations.” This will point you to the tutorials we recommend.

If you need assistance with Blackboard, call the Open SUNY help desk (open 7 days per week) at 1-844-673-6786. If you are having trouble with your FIT Username and Password, call IT for FIT at 212-217-4357.

Here is a Welcome Video to Get Oriented:

Blackboard Tutorials:

How to create a Synchronous Collaborate session on Blackboard

How to create an Asynchronous presentation using VoiceThread

How to Make Your Courses Available or Unavailable to Students

View Your Roster

Create Your Blackboard Profile

Create an Announcement in Your Course

Edit Your Course Home Page

Add Content to Your Course

Working With Text in Blackboard

Take Attendance in Blackboard Using Qwickly

Email Your Students in Blackboard

Create a Test

Create an Assignment

Use SafeAssign in Assignments

Back Up Your Course

Copy a Course From One Section or Semester to Another

Copy And Move Content Between Courses

Set Up The Grade Center

Grading, Commenting, and Annotating Assignments

Create a Rubric for Grading

Download and Upload Grades From the Grade Center

Add External Multimedia Content to Your Course Using Mashups

Using the Retention Center

Blackboard’s Collection of Basic Tutorials

Blackboard’s Collection of Advanced Tutorials

Managing Users in Your course:

Blackboard syncs with Banner, FIT’s registration system. Any student who is registered for your course will appear on your Blackboard roster.

If you would like to make any changes to  your roster, such as adding or removing guests from your course, or changing a user’s access or role, contact Lynn Kelly at lynn_kelly@fitnyc.edu.

How to Get Help:

Need Help with Blackboard? The OpenSUNY Helpdesk is available by phone and email 7 days per week.

Need help with logging into Blackboard or other FIT services? Contact TechHelp at FIT

Schedule a training session: Email the Office of Online Learning at fitonline@fitnyc.edu and you will be scheduled for a one-on-one session with a faculty member who can help you.

Other Resources:

Browser Support

Information about online and blended learning at FIT: Office of Online Learning

Extensive resources in support of Blackboard use and other educational
technologies can be found in the Blackboard Faculty Resources Group under Organizations on your Blackboard Home page.