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Direct Access to Blakboard 9.1

Updates and Announcements

The Blackboard upgrade is complete and the site is live.

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard (Bb) is a web-based learning management system, which provides instructors with tools for organizing and designing virtual classroom space. Course shells are created automatically for all courses that are listed on the CUNYfirst Schedule of Classes found on the Registrar's page but it is up to the instructor to actually use Bb and to make Bb course sites available to the students.

How to access Blackboard?

Blackboard is accessed via the link with your CUNY login credentials.

Blackboard documentation

A number of PDF files and video tutorials are available on this website:

Blackboard Guidelines at Hunter College

Scheduled Maintenance:

CUNY has reserved the maintenance window on Fridays from 2-6 am. However, an announcement will be made about any actual maintenance taking place.

Important information about Blackboard 9.1:

As part of the maintenance performed during the December 2016 upgrade, CUNY discontinued the use of the Learning Objects building block, which includes the Campus Pack Blog, Wiki, Podcast, and Journal tools. The Blackboard-native Blog, Wiki, and Journal tools must be used for all courses Winter Intercession 2017 and later.

All 2014 Blackboard courses have been archived on March 26, 2016.

Blackboard courses from Fall, Winter, and Spring 2013 have been archived on September 21, 2015.

Blackboard courses from Fall, Winter, and Spring 2012 have been archived on August 10, 2015.

Blackboard courses from Winter 2013, and Spring 2013 semesters have been archived on June 26, 2014.

Blackboard courses from the Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 semesters have been archived on October 30, 2013.

Blackboard courses from the Spring and Summer 2011 semesters have been archived on June 3, 2013. These courses are no longer available in Blackboard.

Please be advised that SafeAssign is experiencing significant volume-related delays in the processing of submitted papers. This problem is connected to SafeAssign and is not CUNY-specific.

Interested in learning more about Blackboard 9.1? Sign up for one of our workshops on Blackboard 9.1.

To report a blackboard related problem please email us at If experiencing connectivity related issues with Blackboard, please visit the following link and provide the one line message in your email, so that we can better diagnose the issue


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