CUNY Portal Services
A brief overview of the services hosted centrally by CUNY for all colleges, accessible via the CUNY Portal.
CUNY hosts a number of services centrally, so that they can be consistent across all the colleges that are part of the CUNY system. All of these services are accessed using your CUNY Portal ID (rather than your Hunter NetID), and you log into all of them via the CUNY Portal.
The Portal services include:
Blackboard is a course management system that many professors at Hunter use. Some of the most commonly-used features include posting of announcements, assignments, and tests; discussion boards; uploading files for students to download; and the grade book.
To take a course at another CUNY campus, you need to file an ePermit, which then must be approved by the Registrars of Hunter College and of the college you wish to take the class at. (All of the approvals take place online.) You can learn more about the requirements to qualify for ePermit here.
DegreeAudit, also called DIG (Degree Information for Graduation), is an application that checks what courses you've already taken, and then calculates what courses you still need to complete your degree.
In order to quickly and efficiently communicate with students in emergency situations, the CUNY Alert system allows members of the CUNY community to request notifications relevant to them via email, SMS, or automated phone call. Everyone at Hunter is strongly encouraged to sign up for this service.
Many vendors provide educational discounts to college students. At the CUNY eMall, you can browse discounts available to CUNY students by category (software, hardware, phone service, etc.). You can also download free anti-virus software from the eMall--something that everyone in the Hunter community is strongly advised to do!