Whether you are a student looking for handouts on how to use online tools, such as Blackboard, or a professor wanting to guide your students, you’ll find a rich variety of resources in this section. Links to free plug-ins, MS Office viewers, and guidelines for online netiquette are found here, as well. Find out how to do your best in a hybrid class.


  • Online “Netiquette”: Being a responsible ‘net’ citizen

    March 1, 2013Alyson Vogel
      Online Netiquette This document frames a courtesy and respect policy and set of guidelines for students posting comments in their online classes and is a helpful one-page addition to your online course suitable for your course documents section. It’s entitled Online ‘Netiquette’ – Being a responsible ‘net’ citizen in a digital world. The document is campus-specific to Lehman College as seen in a few bullets, but can be adapted for your own college using resources that abide by your college’s principles of community and campus policies governing computer use and student conduct. (See link to Online Netiquette.) CUNY Acceptable Use Policy: The City University of New York Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources
  • More Help Preparing for an Online Class: Other CUNY’s

    November 17, 2012Maria Pagano
    LaGuardia College — Student preparedness quiz Queensborough Community College — What students need to know before taking an online class Queensborough Community College —  FAQ’s about online learning
  • Essay Checklist

    November 20, 2012Maria Pagano
    From Queens College, Writing at Queens Queens College suggests that faculty use the instruments provided below as part of the their class.  However, if you or your instructor is not at Queens College you still have the opportunity to make use of the resource.  First, read the “Elements of the Essay” by Gordon Harvey and then select the appropriate checklist found below the link . GordonHarvey Elements of the Academic Essay by Gordon Harvey Essay Checklist for Art_Humanities_Social Sciences by Jason Tougaw Peer-reviewChecklist Math Natural Sciences by Jason Tougaw
  • Video Research Assistance for Students

    November 20, 2012Maria Pagano
    Whether you are writing a term-paper, an essay, or even a paragraph for one of your classes you might need help formulating your research question, finding and evaluating internet research, or even help with just getting started.  The information found below provides such assistance for students. New York City College of Technology — Takes you to the NYCCT Ursula C. Schwerin Library Online Tutorial Research Assistance Page, where students  will find video tutorials on student research
  • Blackboard FAQ’s and More

    November 20, 2012Maria Pagano
    While the information found above offers tutorials and plug-in information on Blackboard, this information was distributed by Blackboard and can sometime be confusing, or may take longer than anticipated to search.  Furthermore, the manual does not readily discuss what information a student might need to know before using Blackboard.  Below are a list of FAQ’s and information that a student might need to know before using Blackboard, Lehman College While some of this information is course specific to Lehman College Students, the page provides answers to many of the  frequently asked questions about Blackboard and Blackboard preparedness.
  • John Jay College E-Resources on Writing, Grammar, and How to Read Your Textbook

    November 20, 2012Maria Pagano
    The E-Resource Center at John Jay College offers three links that provide students with assistance on How to improve your essay or paper using APA style. How to improve your grammar and editing skills. How to efficiently use your textbook  and better understand key concepts and themes.
  • Help with WordPress

    November 19, 2012Maria Pagano
    Queens College offers a basic tutorial for WordPress beginners.  While the advice begins with help on how to log into Queens College’s Qwriting, the advice that follows is applicable to all WordPress accounts.
  • CUNY Writing Centers Recommend..

    November 19, 2012Maria Pagano
    Below are a list of CUNY recommended writing centers that offer a variety of advice for students. Brooklyn College recommends the  Dartmouth Writing Program
  • Developing General Online Research Skills

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    The Internet Detective provides useful information on how to correctly use the web to obtain quality information.
  • Developing Your Online Research Skills: Course Specific

    November 18, 2012Maria Pagano
    The Virtual Training Suite offers assistance in developing internet research skills.  Students can choose help from specific college course areas.
  • CUNY Writing Centers

    November 17, 2012Maria Pagano
    Writing Centers across CUNY all provide online  support and guidance with writing. Borough of Manhattan Community College  Bronx Community College Brooklyn College City College College of Staten Island Hostos Community College John Jay College of Criminal Justice Kingsborough Community College LaGuardia College Leham College New York City College of Technology Queens College Queensborough College York College
  • NYCCT Student Readiness Quiz

    July 11, 2012Karen Lundstrem
    This self-scoring quiz can help students find out if they are ready to take an online or hybrid course. It was developed by members of New York City College of Technology’s Online Learning Advisory Council (OLAC).  
  • BMCC eLearning Self Assessment

    May 5, 2012Christopher SteinBMCC eLearning Self Assessment
    The following site at BMCC helps students to understand if they are willing and able to take a hybrid or online course. Is eLearning Right for You?
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