COMD1100 Model Course

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Welcome, Students!

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with this OpenLab course site. Use the top navigation bar to explore the course information, activities, and resources. Scroll through the sidebar to find additional information about the materials shared here. As the course progresses, you will be adding your own work to the student work section.

Join this Course

Login to your OpenLab account to join this course. Follow these instructions if you need help joining this course.

If you’re new to the OpenLab, follow these instructions to create an account and then join the course.

Remember that your username and display name can be pseudonyms, rather than your real name. Your avatar does not need to be a picture of your face–just something that identifies you on the OpenLab.


If you have any questions, reach out via email or in Office Hours. If you need help on the OpenLab, you can consult OpenLab Help or contact the OpenLab Community Team.

Your City Tech Email

Having trouble accessing your City Tech email account?

Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Check to make sure your email is active on the City Tech E-mail Address Look Up.
  2. Go to
  3. Enter your City Tech email address and password.
    • Your City Tech Email Address is:
    • Your default City Tech Password is the first initial of your first name (capitalized), first initial of your last name (lower case), your date of birth (MMDDYYYY), followed by the last four digits of your CUNYfirst EMPL ID. Example: JdMMDDYYYY9367
  4. If you are still having trouble contact the Student Help Desk.

Student Survey

Instructors: You can use this survey to understand the technology and working spaces available to your students when they are working off-campus.

If you would like to use this survey in your course, please update the due date below in red and make any other changes you wish. You can modify the survey by going to Dashboard > Forms > Readiness Survey. For help, follow the instructions in OpenLab Help.

Be sure to remove this informational block when you’re ready to publish it for students.

Please tell me about the technology and working space that you have available to complete your coursework. Please complete the questions below by [date and time].

  • Credits: This survey is based on a survey created by Maura Smale and Mariana Regalado.

Discussion: Introductions

Faculty: Below is a recommended activity that helps build community in your class and introduces students to commenting as a form of class discussion. If you would like to use it, please add a due date and make any other changes you wish. Be sure to delete this informational paragraph when you’re ready to share it with your students.

Add a comment to this post introducing yourself to the class. You could include your academic interests, why you chose your major, what you enjoy reading, listening to, watching, and doing in your spare time, or anything else you want to share (include your pronouns, if you wish).

Before next class, please add your introduction and read the comments.

Get to know your classmates! Reply to one of your classmates’ comments. Do you have something in common? Did you learn something? Be kind.

Class 30 | Last Class!

This Class Agenda Post is in progress. It is being adapted/simplified to fit the Model Course Template.

Class Info

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  • Meeting Info: Add online details or in-person location
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