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.



Activate student City Tech email


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.
Zoom Sign-in

CUNY: Zoom Security Protocol 

Course Drives

  • Will post as needed

Software: Adobe Creative Suite

  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop


  • Computer with internet access
  • Flash drive (and cloud storage for your files)

Microsoft Office 365

To access Microsoft Office 365 (using City Tech email), for online access to the Microsoft Office Suite login

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