Distance Learning Tools


The OpenLab is City Tech’s open online community. Students, faculty, and staff can sign up using a City Tech email address. Students use the OpenLab for working in courses and projects, student clubs, and portfolios.



To activate student City Tech email, click here.  


Blackboard is the CUNY-provided Learning Management System. You access Blackboard by logging in via CUNYfirst.

Zoom  (if used in class)

Zoom is a video communications medium, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.
Video Tutorials
CUNY: Zoom Security Protocol 

Adobe Creative Suite

  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Computer with internet access and Adobe CC.Cloud storage and Flash drive (any storage for your files)

Student Device Loan Request Form

  • Department has a limited about of iMacs request through this link to loan. 
  • Remote login to utilize department onsite computers as a remote workspace, will have Creative Suite this link

Microsoft Office 365

To access Microsoft Office 365 (using City Tech email), for online access to the Microsoft Office Suite and other applications: https://login.microsoftonline.com

Note: Email login (ending with @mail.citytech.cuny.edu) is different from CUNY login (ending with @login.cuny.edu)


  • Computer with internet access
  • Flash drive (or online storage for your files)

Course Drives

  • Will post as needed