Hello and welcome to MAT1275 D201!

Please take some time to explore this OpenLab course site. Use the menu to explore the course information, activities, and help. As the course progresses, you will be adding your own work to the Student Work section.

City Tech email

The college, and your professors will most likely be using your City Tech email to converse with you. Go to this site for all things City Tech email related. You can find your email name, reset your password, and log in from here.

Join this Course

If you’re new to the OpenLab, follow these instructions to create an account and then join the course. You must use your City Tech email to join OpenLab.

Joining OpenLab and becoming a member of this course are 2 different things! Think of it as creating a login for Instagram (ie. joining OpenLab) and then choosing to Follow someone (ie. becoming a member of MAT1275 LC22).

Click here, and then click on the “+” next to “Join Now” underneath Foghorn Leghorn.

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.

Activate your CUNYFirst Account

If your CUNYFirst account is not activated, go here and click “Claim your CUNYFirst account.” CUNYFirst gives you access to Blackboard and Dropbox, both of which will be used for this class, and probably your other classes as well. Once your CUNYFirst account is set up, you can log in to Blackboard and Dropbox. You will also be able to see which email you have on your CUNYFirst file, which you should change if it is not updated.

WeBWorK Homework System

This semester we will be using WeBWorK for homework. If you have used WeBWorK in the past, then you will be used to the platform to input your homework answers.

The website for WeBWorK can be found here. A login and password will be emailed to you using the email that is found on your CUNYfirst profile. This is why the steps above are so important! Please click on the link and make sure you are able to log in.


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

Media Release Form. Urgent!!

Hey everyone, in order for me to record classes (which I feel is a huge benefit) I need you all to sign a Media Release Form. Here is a link to the form, which you need to download, sign, and upload to our Dropbox folder.

If you have a printer, you can print the pdf, sign it, and use the Dropbox app to scan, name, and upload the file the same way as the first assignment.

If you don’t have or want to print it, there are ways to mark up a PDF using various apps. You can use a drawing tool to submit a signature as best you can, save the file as a pdf, and then upload it to Dropbox.

If you can’t mark up a pdf, try inputting a Text Box and put in [Signed] before you type in your name.

At the top, fill out the form with this info:

  • Event: MAT1275 LC22 Class Lecture
  • Date: Fall 2021 Semester
  • Place: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

When you upload, use LastnameFirstinitial Media Release.pdf. Ex: Princess Peach will upload as peachp media release.pdf.

Please do this as soon as possible. I would like to record the classes for your benefit. Email me if you have any questions. Thank you!

Professor Kan

Assignment: Introduce Yourself in a Discussion Post

Your first OpenLab Discussion assignment is to introduce yourself to your classmates.  This assignment is due Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the start of class. Late submissions will receive partial credit.

Assignment. Create a post by clicking here, then introduce 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). Tell us your current favorite song, movie or TV show.

Get to know your classmates! For extra credit, write a response to one of your classmates’ comments.

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