Understanding Fall 2021 Instruction

Understanding Your Guttman Schedule

Fall I 2021 courses will begin online on September 9th. Please do not report to the campus for in-person classes at this time.

Be sure to check CUNYfirst for your online class meeting days/times.

How do I view my weekly class schedule?

  1. Log into CUNYfirst
  2. Select SELF SERVICE → STUDENT CENTER.
  3. In the Academics section, select WEEKLY SCHEDULE.
  4. In “Show Week of” select the calendar button or enter the first day of classes.
  5. Here you will see your virtual class meeting days and times (Reminder: hybrid classes will not take place on campus until further notice).

First-Year Student Schedules

Hybrid Schedules

Students in Hybrid houses are required to be online for live synchronous class meetings 2 days a week during the times below. Please do not come to the campus at this time. Your course instructors will communicate the start date for in-person class meetings in the upcoming weeks.

House Mode Time Block Online-Synchronous Days
1 Hybrid 8am-1pm Wednesday & Thursday
3 Hybrid 8am-1pm Monday & Wednesday
4 Hybrid 1:15-6:15pm Wednesday & Friday
6 Hybrid 1:15-6:15pm Monday & Tuesday

 

Fully-Online Schedules

Students in fully-Online houses are required to be online for live synchronous class meetings 2 days a week during the times below.

House Mode Time Block Online-Synchronous Days
2 Online 1:15-6:15pm Tuesday & Wednesday
5 Online 8am-1pm Thursday & Friday

Continuing Student Schedules

Continuing Students are not assigned block schedules. Please check CUNYfirst to see whether the courses you’re taking are online-asynchronous, online-synchronous, or hybrid.

  • Online-asynchronous courses will be listed as “Online-Asynchronous”
  • Online-synchronous course will be listed as “Online-Synchronous” and will list the days and times for the online synchronous (live) sessions.
  • Hybrid courses will appear as “NCC 40th *Room” on CUNYfirst. However, all Fall 1 hybrid courses will begin in online-synchronous Please do not report to campus for in-person classes at this time. Your course faculty will communicate the start date for in-person class meetings.

How do I access my online classes?

Logging in and completing required assignments beginning Day 1 is extremely important! Also, you must actively participate in all of your scheduled online-synchronous meeting times. Check your Blackboard courses and Guttman email for links to your live virtual sessions.

  1. Log into Blackboard using your CUNYfirst username and password.
  2. Locate your classes under the “My Courses” column.
  3. Click in to each Blackboard course to read announcements from faculty and review your course syllabi for course expectations and due dates.

Understanding Instructional Formats for Fall 2021

Please check the classes you have registered for on CUNYfirst to learn if they will be taught synchronously, asynchronously or hybrid.

Fully online classes will be taught in one of two ways:

Synchronous Online Courses:

  • Synchronous class meetings are similar to on campus classes in that you must be present (online) at the time the class is scheduled in CUNYfirst to meet.
  • These online classes will be taught live. You will engage with the instructor and other students.
  • You must login to a virtual learning platform, such as Blackboard, during scheduled class times. Your professors will inform you via email which platform the class will be using.
  • How can you tell if your online class is synchronous? Login to CUNYfirst schedule of classes. For synchronous classes, days/times are listed on the CUNYfirst schedule of classes. These are the days and times you are expected to be online.

Synchronous online courses appear like this in the course schedule:

– Instruction Mode: Online
– Dates & Times: Specific Days and Times indicate when you are expected to be online.

Synchornous courses screenshot

Asynchronous Online Courses:

  • Asynchronous classes do not require you to login to your virtual course at a specified time.
  • You will be required to complete coursework, for example, watch pre-recorded lectures, films or other provided media such as readings, on your own time, but be mindful of due dates specified by your professor!
  • Assignment deadlines and exam days/times are maintained and included on the class syllabus.
  • How can you tell if your online class is asynchronous? Login to CUNYfirst schedule of classes. The Instruction Mode is listed Under “Room” as “Online-Asynchronous”

Asynchronous online course listings appear like this in the course schedule:

– Instruction Mode: Online-Asynchronous

Asynchornous courses screenshot

Hybrid In-Person Courses:

  • hybrid class includes a combination of online instruction (synchronous or asynchronous) with some in-person class meetings taught face to face in a classroom on campus, after it has been deemed safe to do so.
  • All hybrid courses in Fall will begin in online-synchronous mode until it’s safe to go return to campus. When it is safe to return to campus, the synchronous meeting times on the course schedule will become the on-campus meeting times with the associated location as seen in your schedule.

Hybrid courses appear like this in the course schedule:

– Instruction Mode: Hybrid

Hybrid courses screen shot

Please be sure to take a few minutes to check your course schedule in CUNYfirst to see how the courses you have registered for will be delivered.

Student Success Tips

Check your access today!

Sign into your CUNYfirst account today to check your class schedule and also ensure you are able to access your Blackboard account.

Having Trouble Connecting?

If you are having CUNYfirst or Blackboard issues, contact the Helpdesk immediately at helpdesk@guttman.cuny.edu. Be sure to include your full name, empl ID and a detailed summary/screenshot of the problems you are experiencing.

Check Your Guttman Email

Please check your Guttman email daily for announcements from your faculty and administration. If you are having trouble logging into your Guttman email, contact helpdesk@guttman.cuny.edu for assistance.

Review the Academic Calendar

Check Guttman’s academic calendar often for important dates and deadlines. If you are enrolled in an ePermit, check your host college’s academic calendar. Not all CUNY institutions follow the same academic calendar.