To access Blackboard, you have to log in to CUNY Portal. In the case you
have forgotten your password, you need to go to the CUNY website to
reset it. Please follow the procedures depicted below to learn how to
change your CUNY password.
a) In your web browser, navigate to www.cuny.edub) Click the "LOGIN" link (Located in the top right hand side of the page)c) Select the link "CUNY PORTAL" from the menu
d) Next, click Account and Password Reset link
e) On the user validation screen, enter your last name (case not
important), your 9-digit Faculty ID number [Social Security number] and
your birth date. Click the Next button
f) Click Confirm if correct data is entered. If you made a mistake, click Cancel and re-enter your information.
g) The Password Reset page will show you your username and the option to
create a new password. Confirm the new password in the second field and
h) Once you click Save, you will be redirected to the CUNY Portal page.
Enter your username and your new password to access Blackboard.
All course sites are created "unavailable" by default at the beginning of each semester. Until a course is made available by the instructor, it cannot be viewed by students or visitors. Courses that have not yet been made available on the system will have the (unavailable) label appear next to the course title in the My Courses module.To make a course available follow these steps:a. In the Control Panel area, click the Customization link.b. In the submenu click on Properties link to open the Properties page on the right.c. In the Set Availability section, select the “Yes” radio button and click Submit when done
The content copied will not re-write any content you already may have posted in your course.
Re-ordering the Grade Center in reverse alphabetical order should solve the problem.
However, the problem is most likely related to the Scrollbar setting in Windows XP. By changing the Windows XP Scrollbar size back to 20 or smaller, this usually solves the problem.
To change the Scrollbar setting in Windows XP:
•Click the Start Button
•Open Control Panel
•Click the Appearance tab
•Click the Advanced button
•Click the Item list to see options. Select Scrollbar.
•Change the size to less than 20. (the default is 17)
You may also try to change your text font size if too large.
- Go to the "View" menu of your browser, find the "Zoom" or "Text Size" option, and make the text smaller.
You may need to reload the Grade Center for this change to go into effect.
Student e-mail accounts information is automatically entered into Blackboard by SIMS . Please direct students to check their college e-mail accounts at https://mail.lagcc.cuny.edu/LIVE/default.aspx
* If you attempted to e-mail all students listed in your Blackboard course roster and some of the e-mails bounced back with the message:"(reason: 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable)", please have your students log on their Student Live accounts immediately.
Once students log on their college Live accounts for the first time, it activates the accounts and enables them to receive e-mails. Students who have not previously accessed their Live accounts won't be able to receive emails, all messages sent to their mailboxes will bounce back to the sender.
In order to insure that your e-mail was sent correctly, you should check the box labeled SEND A COPY OF MESSAGE TO SELF. This will send a copy of the email to your account as well as the students you selected.
As a policy, the CUNY department does not allow instructors from any of the CUNY schools to manually update their rosters because it will cause errors in the scripts files from CUNY CIS.
If your student was dropped from your course due to a bill issue, the student must allow 24 to 48 hours to be re-enrolled in their Blackboard courses.
The enrollment data is performed in an automated process by SIMS and CUNY CIS each night during the business week.
Any changes will be reflected in Blackboard within 24 to 48 hours.
This is a common Blackboard bug in Blackboard 9. To fix the issue, try the following trick:
- Click on the Manage Button and Column Organization.- In the Column Organization window click and drag a couple of the columns around and click submit.When you return to the grade center, the grade book will reappear. After the reappearance you can go back and reorganize the columns in any order you want without making the grade book disappear.