Academic Platforms


Blackboard is an online course management system that enables instructors to provide students with course documents, online assignments and assessments, individual grades and other learning materials and tools. These online materials and activities can complement face-to-face teaching and can be used to develop hybrid or online courses.

Google Chrome versions 42+, Mozilla Firefox versions 52+, and Microsoft Edge are all supported browsers. More information is available here: Blackboard Supported Browsers


Blackboard Videos for Students
Update Email Address in Blackboard


Blackboard Basics: Student Information Guide
Blackboard Basics: Collaborate Ultra for Students
Blackboard Basics: Update Your Email in Blackboard
CUNY Blackboard Student Guides
Blackboard App (Our listing in the Blackboard apps has been updated. Any users logged in to “CUNY – The New Community College” will need to log out, search for “CUNY – Guttman Community College“, then log in again.)
Accessing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recordings

All students have access to the “Are You Ready? Online Student Readiness Course” in Blackboard. The course contains a self-assessment tool for online learning and consists of five sections including brief videos summarizing the material, quizzes, a practice assignment, discussion forum, and support resources. The course takes approximately forty-five minutes to complete. Join the Are You Ready? Online Student Readiness Course and enter the access code learning to enroll and begin the course.

For Blackboard support, students should contact the Helpdesk:

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 am–8 pm
Phone: 646-313-8008


Guttman uses Digication as the platform to create and manage digital portfolios for our students and faculty. All students at Guttman maintain their own ePortfolios and use them to learn, reflect, and showcase their work for other peers and faculty.

Digication is supported on Google Chrome (recommended), Mozilla Firefox, Mobile Safari, and Chrome for Android and iOS. Safari and Chrome are the only browsers supported on mobile. Using an unsupported browser can cause a variety of errors. More information is available here: ePortfolio Supported Browsers


Getting Started with New Digication
ePortfolio System Update

ePortfolio Settings
Add Slides to ePortfolio Pages
Adding and Editing Text
Customizing the Background Color or Image of Modules and Slides
Embedding Media in your portfolio 
Instructions for File Upload Assignment Submissions in ePortfolio
Instructions for Submitting Your ePortfolio to an Assignment

CUNY Academic Commons

The CUNY Academic Commons is an academic social network created by and for the City University of New York.

CUNY Academic Commons Help
CUNY Academic Commons FAQ