Distance Learning & Distance Services for Students

Your In-Person Courses Have Moved to Distance Learning.

CUNY has instituted a Recalibration Period for Educational Equity, beginning this Friday, March 27, through Wednesday April 1. Distance learning will resume on Thursday, April 2. Learn More

All student tutoring has moved online. Learn more in Help & Resources.

"What does distance learning mean?"

By “distance formats” we refer both to online learning as well as to simpler methods of providing content to students “at a distance,” including using email or some of the more basic capabilities of Blackboard. Distance learning can be both asynchronous—meaning that students and instructors provide and access course material at different times convenient to them—or synchronous—meaning with students and instructors participating at the same time, much like a regularly-scheduled class.

Faculty will adopt an approach with which they are comfortable, and whatever approach suits the content of their course. Faculty will communicate with you about the requirements for your courses. Please make sure to check your BMCC email frequently. If you need help accessing your student email, please contact servicedesk@bmcc.cuny.edu.

How to Access BMCC's Preparing for Distance Learning

Join the Preparing for Distance Learning - Student Resource Hub on Blackboard

Click here for the direct link to the Preparing for Distance Learning - Student Resource Hub on Blackboard. You will need to login with your CUNY login credentials, for example: Sam.Student55@login.cuny.edu

Using Zoom for Classes?

Watch this webinar for a basic introduction.

Online Tutoring

Frequently Asked Questions

Has BMCC canceled classes?

No, but CUNY-BMCC has transitioned to distance instruction starting March 19th. While classes are not in session, the campus offices and services will remain open as usual until further notice.

Now that my classes have been moved online, how do I “attend” class?

Students will be contacted by their instructors on how to proceed with online learning. Policies regarding class attendance, tests, and other coursework will be determined on a class-by-class basis. Keep a look out for an email from them. If you do not hear from them, be proactive and contact them directly.

Who do I ask for help?

It depends on your needs:

  • If you want information about a specific course, contact your instructor. You can get their email and contact information from your syllabus or by finding them in the faculty directory.
  • If you need help logging into Blackboard, email, web conferencing, or CUNYfirst, contact the Service Desk.

What do I do if I don't have access to a computer or the internet?

  • Come to campus and use the computer labs.
  • Find public locations that are open (but not crowded) and provide free internet (coffee shops, libraries, etc.) See NYC Wi-Fi hotspot locations map.
  • Ask friends and family members to let you access their internet.
  • Download the assignments so that you can complete them off-line, then go to a location with internet and submit.
  • Complete assignments off-line, then submit with your mobile device.
  • Work with your instructor to strategize on how best to continue with the course.

What do I do if I can't keep up or if distance learning is too challenging for me?

The University’s highest priority in charting a response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus threat is to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, while maintaining academic continuity and safeguarding students’ ability to finish the semester and protect their financial aid.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about BMCC's services that can help you with course continuity in the event that classes are canceled or campus is closed.