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CTL’s Technology Initiatives
At the CTL we’ve built our own open-source ed-tech platforms, and we also offer guides to teaching with institutionally licensed platforms (like Zoom) as well as third-party open source ed-tech. In other words, we made these! Please feel free to use, remix, and reuse.
More Tech at Baruch and CUNY
CUNY Licensed Instructional Technology
CUNY licenses the following tech platforms and systems. We’re happy to talk with you about their pedagogical uses, but we don’t provide technical support. For technical support for these or other licensed products, please see the respective links to their help documentation, or contact the BCTC Helpdesk.
You can use Blackboard as a home base for your course and store all necessary course information including a syllabus, assignment prompts, homework, quizzes, tests, grades, etc. All CUNY community members have access to the Blackboard learning management system.
You can use Dropbox to store and share course or project files (or even entire folders) with your students. You can also ask students to use Dropbox for group projects, storing drafts, or other work. All CUNY community members have access to the Dropbox file storage system.
You can use Zoom videoconferencing for recording or delivering lectures, online synchronous class activities, remote office hours, group meetings, and much more. All CUNY community members have access to the Zoom videoconferencing application.
Microsoft Office 365 for Education gives you free access to select Office 365 online applications and services, including Teams and Microsoft Office Suite. You can use Teams for synchronous online meetings and group projects, and ask students to download the MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint applications for class work.
You can use CUNYfirst to access class rosters, input final grades, and add any special notes for your course (for example, if your course is Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC)). Students can manage their academic career and financial accounts in real time through CUNYfirst. All CUNY community members have access to the CUNYfirst system.
Apporto lets you access applications such as ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS, Matlab, Mathematica and Maplesoft remotely through your web browser. Log in with your CUNY Login credentials to access the above applications through Apporto.
Available at Baruch
The Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), in conjunction with the Newman Library, offers a limited supply of the following hardware and software. There are different procedures for requesting these, so please read all instructions carefully. For further questions and technical support, please reach out to the BCTC Helpdesk.
Baruch has an expanding number and variety of Smart Classrooms in each of its buildings. If you know your classroom location, follow this link to find out what types of tech you may find in that room. You will also find user guides, training resources, and other support at this link. For any technical support, contact the BCTC Helpdesk.
The Newman Library loans out a wide range of technology items from the 2nd floor circulation desk and the self-service kiosks with the support of the Baruch Student Technology Fee. While most items have short loan periods, selected items (such as Chromebooks and graphing calculators) can be checked out for the entire semester.
Baruch College offers a variety of software for use both on campus computers and personal computers. These software applications include Microsoft Office, Adobe’s application suite, MATLAB, Mathematica, SPSS, and Qualtrics. For any technical support, contact the BCTC Helpdesk.
Baruch offers limited number of Top Hat licenses for instructors who want to use a student response system (clickers) in their classrooms. Please contact BCTC for more information.
IT Help In Baruch’s 3 Schools
Baruch faculty and staff may obtain technical assistance from their school’s IT staff, as listed below:
Zicklin School of Business Tech Team
For faculty & staff only
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences (WSAS) Tech Team
For faculty & staff only
Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Tech Team