Enhancing Classroom Experiences with Technology

Join us for “Enhancing Classroom Experiences with Technology,” one of our quick 15-minute virtual sessions will introduce various technologies to enhance the classroom experience.

Meet virtually with a member of the Technology Training Team at noon* on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during June for a demonstration on a technology feature in Blackboard or program that you might want to incorporate into your classroom/hybrid/online instruction. The team will stay online for another 15 minutes to answer any questions you have on that day’s topic.

Join as many of the sessions as you like.  There is no need to register in advance.  You can access the session by clicking on the link in the online calendar.

Topics will include:

  • Office 365 – One Drive (As a CUNY employee you receive 1TB of free storage.)
  • Office 365 – OneNote (Organize your class notes across multiple devices.)
  • Office 365 – Teams (Pull together using chat. Use channels to edit documents at the same time.)
  • Blackboard Collaborate (Conduct synchronous and asynchronous instruction and virtual office hours.)
  • Blackboard – Adding a Syllabus
  • Piktochart – Creating a Visual Syllabus (Create a dynamic syllabus that can be uploaded to Blackboard.)
  • Blackboard – Adding Announcements
  • Blackboard – Sending Emails to Students
  • Blackboard – Creating Groups
  • Illumira – Video Repository (Securely store and stream videos.)
  • Creating a Gradebook in Excel (Create a customized gradebook template.)

We look forward to meeting you in the sessions.


*You can join the session 15 minutes prior, to conduct a link and audio check. The sessions require speakers. Please call 718.982.2345 if you have any questions. Please note the session on Friday, June 21 will take place at 11:00am.

ESPARC and Workplace Violence Training – Live Classroom Training

The Office of Human Resources and the Office of Diversity and Compliance will be hosting the first of six live classroom training sessions that will cover both the Employee Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course (ESPARC) and Workplace Violence Prevention Training.

Please join us if you have not already completed these trainings on Blackboard on Wednesday, May 22 in the Center for the Arts, (Building 1P), Room 120 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

As a reminder, all employees must complete Workplace Violence Prevention Training by Friday, July 31 and ESPARC by Wednesday, Oct. 9.  Both courses are available on CUNY Blackboard. If you do not have access to Blackboard, you will be required to attend a live classroom training.

We look forward to seeing you.



Stonewall 50 Story Project

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the College of Staten Island Stonewall 50 Committee invites members of the LGBTQ+ and Ally communities from all ages and walks of life to record conversations about their lives and experiences in a post-Stonewall world.

Is there someone with whom you would like to have a brief, ten-minute conversation with about a shared experience or a changing perspective? Are you interested in learning how someone from a different background has navigated their journey? Would you like to compare notes with a member of the high school or College community about being LGBTQ+?

We are inviting people to sign up for a slot on the following three dates to come to WSIA Radio in the Campus Center (Building 1C) and talk:

Monday, May 20: 10:00am to noon

Wednesday, May 22, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday, May 24, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sign up online.

You can sign up to talk to someone you know, or you can choose to have a conversation with someone you’ve never met. Come with questions of your own, or feel free to draw sample questions from a bowl and have a conversation.

These conversations will be recorded and archived at the CSI Library. Selected segments will be broadcast on WSIA, 88.9 FM. You may remain anonymous.

Spring Chorus Recital

The Music Program of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts presents the Spring Chorus Recital on Tuesday, May 14 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall at 3:00pm. More information is available online.

Young Artists Recital

The Music Program of the Department of Performing and Creative Arts presents a Young Artists Recital on Tuesday, May 14 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall at 7:30pm. More information is available online.