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The following applications and services are most widely used by students across The City University of New York.

Blackboard enables student and faculty participation in online classes and online course materials to complement face-to-face learning. Learn more about Blackboard.

Log into Blackboard

CUNYfirst provides essential student, human resources and finance administration across the University via an integrated enterprise technology solution. Learn more about CUNYfirst.

Log into CUNYfirst

DegreeWorks allows students to plan course selections towards fulfilling degree requirements and view progress towards degree completion. Learn more about DegreeWorks.

Log into DegreeWorks

Microsoft Office 365 for Education provides students at participating colleges free access to select Office 365 online applications and services, including Teams, Outlook, and Microsoft Office. Learn more about Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Log into Microsoft Office 365 for Education

The following additional applications and services are offered to students across The City University of New York.

CUNY emergency alert system delivers text, email and/or voice alerts of emergencies or weather-related University or campus closings. Learn more about CUNY Alert.

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CUNY virtual desktop provides remote access to select software applications over the Internet, including ArcGIS Pro, IBM SPSS, SAS, Maplesoft, Mathematica, Matlab, Microsoft Access, and R Studio using just a web browser. Learn more about CUNY Virtual Desktop.

Log into CUNY Virtual Desktop

CUNYfirst MyInfo provides students an alternative to CUNYfirst for looking up essential student data such as class schedule, class textbooks and financial aid summary. Learn more about CUNYfirst MyInfo.

Log into CUNYfirst MyInfo

Dropbox lets you share files, collaborate on projects and store your work in the cloud. Learn more about Dropbox.

Log into Dropbox

CUNY eMall provides a virtual shopping plaza where merchants offer a variety of discounts and other promotional programs on goods and services.

Log into CUNY eMall

CUNY IT Help is your first stop for finding information and getting help with CUNY-wide applications and services. Learn more about CUNY IT Help.

CUNY IT Help Home Page

FACTS (Financial Aid Certification Tracking System) helps students understand and monitor their eligibility for New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Learn more about FACTS.

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Gartner free online resources provide the latest research on technology advances, best practices and standards. Learn more about Gartner.

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Global Search finds courses across the University using filters such as colleges, semester, subject area, time, and online/in-person delivery. Learn more about Global Search.

Global Search Home Page

Library provides access to academic publications and research databases to currently enrolled students, faculty members and staff members. Learn more about Library.

Log into Library

Maplesoft is technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists to help do quick calculations, develop design sheets, teach fundamental concepts, or produce sophisticated high-fidelity simulation models. Learn more about MapleSoft.

Log into Maplesoft

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus provides free access to all active students through the Microsoft Office in Education program. Learn more about Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus.

Log into Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

CUNY Cloud Systems' Feature Guide for Faculty

* - recommended solution.


Blackboard and BB Collaborate

MS Teams


App integrations

Office 365DropboxWebEx



Existing course container

Import course set-up

Grading center

Course Materials


Upload SCORM content

Sharing course materials (Word, PDF, etc.)

✅ *

Sharing large course materials (videos, PPTs, etc.)

Via Dropbox integration

Not recommended

✅ *

Record screen capture

✅ *

Tracking views and progress

Date/time restrictions



Post announcements

✅ *

One-on-one meetings

✅ *

Office hours

Student Management


Plagiarism prevention

Create and manage groups

✅ *

Course Activities


Forums/discussion board

✅ *

Channels can be used

Submit assignments

Not recommended

✅ *

Submit group assignments

Collaboration on a document in real-time

Available via Dropbox Paper

Live Sessions


Live lecture

Not recommended

Take attendance during live sessions

Record live sessions

Download live session recordings

Student presentation

Ability to mute everyone

Use a whiteboard

Share screen



Self-paced surveys and polls

Creating and delivering self-paced quizzes

Creating and delivering tests

Live surveys and polls

Additional Features


Library of app integrations