The immediate resource you need to teach online today, and strategies and assistance to help you plan for tomorrow








Immediate Needs

If you need to meet with your class online today, we recommend that you use Blackboard Collaborate to connect synchronously.


Collaborate Instructor Guide

24/7 Support is available by live chat and phone: 877-310-4667.  Additional information and resources are available on


Plan for the Future

Contact us for assistance to create a hybrid or online version of your course.  We have staff on all three campuses, reach out directly to the FTC on your campus or email us at

Rose Hill Lincoln Center Westchester
Keating B-27A Lowenstein 416 Main Bldg. 218
 (718) 817-2289 (212) 636-7788 (914) 367-3349



View our video with strategies and suggestions for making up classes or teaching asynchronously online.  All resources discussed in the video are linked below.


Working Asynchronously

Record an Audio File

Insert an Audio File into a PowerPoint File and Publish as a Video

  • Record a separate audio file for each slide (recommended).
  • On each PowerPoint slide, click on the “Insert” tab and select “Insert Audio (from file)” then navigate to the audio file for that slide.
  • To publish a PowerPoint as a video:
    • Mac:  “Save As Movie,” name the file, and click “Save”.
    • PC: “Export or Save & Send,” select “Create a Video”, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
    • For more information, please visit the MS Office support page

Add a Video to Blackboard


Working Synchronously

Record a Screencast

  • Nimbus browser based
  • Screencast-o-matic can be used in the browser or installed on the computer (limited to 15 minutes).
  • Jing installed on the computer (limited to 5 minutes recording time).
  • Quicktime (iOS)
  • Gamebar (Windows)


Educreations creates a short video using iPad

Edit Video Video

Videoconferencing Software