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Direct Access to Blakboard 9.1

Blackboard will be unavailable from 12:01 AM on December 29 until close of business on December 30, 2014. During this period, the system will be upgraded to the latest stable service pack.

Blackboard's Content Management System (CMS) is a
 new functionality which includes academic repositories for faculty and staff where they may store and organize resources and content within Blackboard, a Library section of the CMS, giving access to eResources from within courses and organizations, and a dedicated institutional repository.

Blackboard Content Collection

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 CUNY Portal and all users must first register with the CUNY Portal  (detailed Information about the CUNY Portal).

Blackboard documentation

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


Blackboard Guidelines at Hunter College

Scheduled Maintenance:

On Friday, December 19, 2014, between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., Blackboard Managed Hosting (BMH) will be performing maintenance at the Data Center where CUNY's Blackboard 9.1 environment is hosted.  This maintenance is not expected to impact services however users may experience intermittent connectivity for few minutes during this maintenance window. 

Please note the environment will be unavailable during this 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:

Blackboard courses from Winter 2013, and Spring 2013 semesters have been archived on June 26, 2014.

Blackboard courses from the Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 semesters have been archived on October 30, 2013.

Blackboard courses from the Spring and Summer 2011 semesters have been archived on June 3, 2013.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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