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CUNY Student Online Readiness Course

Are You Ready for Online Learning?


All Kingsborough Community College students must complete the “Are You Ready?” Online Readiness Course before the beginning of the semester. The course is designed to prepare you to take online courses and navigate the online environment.

You have been pre-enrolled in the course through Blackboard. You’ll find it listed under the "My Organizations" module on the right-hand side of the Blackboard home page.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of how to become a successful online learner
  • Technology requirements
  • Using Blackboard, including how to submit an assignment, participating on a discussion board, and accessing your Kingsborough email
  • Online etiquette

Most students can complete the self-paced course in one sitting of 45 minutes or less.

Once you’ve completed the course, you can download a certificate of completion, which may be required by your instructor.

NOTE: If you’ve already taken the course at KCC or another CUNY college, you don’t need to repeat it.

Need help logging in to Blackboard? Watch this brief video on how to log in to Blackboard.

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