As CUNY prepares for transitioning to online classes due to COVID-19, here are some valuable resources for faculty.
The Graduate Center put together this guide for CUNY Instructors to continue instruction
Going Online in a Hurry: What to do and where to Start by Michelle D. Miller [PDF]
For video classes:
WebEx for video meetings and classes is available for all of CUNY.
Please see this guide on how to register and set up the tool.
Comparison of distance learning tools:
CUNY Academic Cloud Tools (comparison chart) [PDF]
Slack workspace for CUNY faculty:
There is a Slack workspace for all CUNY faculty (including adjuncts and GTFs) who need assistance transitioning face-to-face courses to fully online. This space will be active for the remainder of the semester.
Faculty are able to sign up with CUNY email domains here: https://join.slack.com/t/cuny-co/signup
The space will be staffed daily by representatives from several CUNY teaching centers, instructional designers, and other interested staff and committed faculty. We’ll do our best to answer questions and direct folks to helpful resources within the community.
Here is a handy guide to using Slack: https://slack.com/resources/using-slack/slack-tutorials.
The Office of Educational Technology (OET) will be offering “Open Lab Hours” on the following dates:
Thursday, March 12th , 8:00 am- 7:00pm
Friday, March 13th , 8:00 am- 7:00pm
Saturday, March 14th , 8:00 am- 12:00pm
Monday, March 16th , 8:00 am- 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 17th , 8:00 am- 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 18th , 8:00 am- 7:00pm
We strongly recommend you to come to our lab located in CETL’s Office, Library Building L 314, and meet with an IT Academic Applications Specialist or a Faculty Mentor. We will help you with the transition to online instruction.
To get started, please bring the following course materials:
- Lectures (PowerPoints, PDFs, Videos, etc.)
- And any other important course material or resources that you would like to upload to your course
You will also find important resources on the following web page: Academy Continuity
If you are considering offering synchronous virtual classroom, you can find information on the QCC Blackboard Collaborate web page
If you have never used Blackboard before, we advise you to review the following instructional material: Introduction to Blackboard
The Library now has a subscription to Cabell's Scholarly Analytics!
Cabell's Scholarly Analytics (formerly Cabell's Directories) helps you to determine which journals typically publish manuscripts similar to yours or could be the best fit for your manuscript.
Best yet, Cabell's has a whitelist for reputable journals and a blacklist for journals tagged as predatory or guilty of violations.
The above PDF highlights CUNY guidelines for all faculty on how to spot and stay away from predatory publishers.
QCC library faculty would like to remind faculty that: librarians offer assistance in decisions regarding where to publish.