Student Technology Workshops

On this page you will find the schedule for student technology workshops.

Spring 2017

January 30  –  February 24, 2016 (exclude holidays)

Location: AC - 4EA1


Online/Hybrid Course Orientation

(including Blackboard)

CUNY Portal/ Blackboard



 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

10:00 am - 11:30 am


 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



    2:30 pm -  4:30 pm 10:00 am - 11:30 pm



   10:00 am - 12:00 pm



For workshops on Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010, please contact Joshelyn Vivas by Email.  She will schedule a session for you.


Online/Hybrid Course Orientation:

  1. study skills required to be successful in an online or hybrid course;
  2. academic integrity;
  3. all topics listed in Blackboard/CUNY portal workshops;
  4. activate and use York Email.

Blackboard/CUNY Portal:

  1. register for a CUNY portal account and access Blackboard;
  2. Blackboard basic features such as updating email address, viewing and downloading course documents, viewing and submitting assignments, taking quizzes, posting and replying to messages on Discussion Board;
  3. how to submit a SafeAssignment if your course instructor requires;
  4. how to work with wiki if your course instructor requires –
  5. what is wiki
  • how to create a wiki page and add text content
  • how to add web links, images and Youtube videos to a wiki page
  • how to create table of content for your wiki site
  • how to use table to present data on a wiki page and to lay out content
  • how to comment on a wiki page
  • how to create blog entries if your course instructor requires –
  • what is blog
  • how to create a blog post and add text content
  • how to add web links, images and Youtube videos to a blog post
  • how to comment a blog post
  • how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Elluminate) web conferencing tool if your course instructor requires:

York Email:

  1. activate your York email;
  2. read, send, reply, forward an email message;
  3. attach a file on your email;
  4. use calendar.

York Network ID

  1. activate your York Network ID and sign on computers on campus using your Network ID;
  2. describe what you can do with your York Network ID;
  3. save, upload and download files to your York network drive;
  4. access library databases via VPN at home using your network ID;
  5. printing on campus using your network ID;
  6. access ePortfolio and the College website.