Learn about the following services offered through the GC Portal, or use the quick links on the right for immediate access.
Graduate Center students, faculty, and full-time staff can access Banner. The service allows students to register, pay bills, and view/accept financial aid. Banner helps faculty manage their classes and view their schedules. Full-time staff complete their online timesheets and view their leave balances through Banner. If you have questions concerning Banner, visit the Banner ID Assistance page.
Make an online payment for non-instructional fees here.
Microsoft Exchange's Outlook Web Access (OWA) allows users to access email services, calendar items, tasks, and contacts. Users can also set message rules and change their network account password. The recommended internet browser for OWA is Internet Explorer. GC Email is available to faculty and staff. Matriculated students pre-2015 will have access to their @gc.cuny.edu email until June 1, 2015.
As part of a CUNY initiative, the Graduate Center has launched a new Office 365 email system for Graduate Center students. The Office 365 student email system is only available to enrolled students and active graduates. Check out our FAQ for more information.
Office 365 has its own Self-Service Password Reset tool. In order to use it, you must first register. Please see the Self-Service Password Reset Registration Instructions.
Once you have registered, you will be able to use the Self-Service Password Reset tool. Please see the Self-Service Password Reset Instructions.
Blackboard is a web-based courseware management system for use by instructors and students. Instructors create virtual classrooms by posting course materials which may include documents, presentations, and audio and video files. Students can then access these learning materials, participate in interactive online instruction, and create their own research projects.
IT Services provides the Graduate Center community with solutions to many technical issues. Self Service allows users to submit a new Work Order request to IT for a problem and view the status of submitted Work Orders.
Graduate Center students can access a dynamic course schedule by term. Classes are searchable through several filter options, including subject, campus, instructor, credits, day of the week, and time. Course listings will display registration availability and restrictions for the course.
Self-Service Password Reset is a tool that allows all students, faculty, and staff to change or reset a forgotten GC network account password via the web, as well as unlock their GC network accounts without having to contact IT Services. Registration is required for first time users. Please note that this mechanism does not work for Office 365 student email passwords.
Website Services is a platform that allows easy creation of websites for a variety of purposes including conference and group sites, CVs and personal sites, and general interest blogs. The Graduate Center provides instant access to a variety of themes, plugins, and templates to begin building a website. Access for GC staff, faculty, and students is available using the user's username and password.
GC Drive beta (Powered by SharePoint) enables individuals to better organize content, share work, and take information with them wherever they go in a secure environment. GC Drive is accessible from any device both locally within the Graduate Center and remotely. All you need is a web browser, such as Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. Please use your GC network username and password to login.
IT is proud to announce a new solution for group collaboration that is designed specifically for organizational units and departmental needs. The benefits are as follows:
- Your documents accessible wherever, whenever—documents stored in your dept/group GC Collaborate space are available to you at the GC and outside the GC.
- Makes it easier to communicate & collaborate—GC Collaborate streamlines and simplifies these processes with the ability to create sub-sites geared towards your particular project with only those folks who need to be involved.
- Seamless knowledge transfer—GC Collaborate allows you to easily search for documents you need, instantly share documents with fellow co-workers and provide you with real-time notifications when documents you follow have been updated.
To truly understand the value and functionality of your department GC Collaborate portal (Powered by SharePoint), IT has launched a beta platform for your department to start utilizing and developing solutions to your document & file management needs, project collaboration and workflow automation capabilities. Please refer to the IT FAQ under Documentation Management systems for guidance and tips.
The GC's Video Streaming service allows users to stream live content to a dedicated viewing channel. The service supports concurrent recordings, on-demand streams, and simultaneous live streams. For more information please contact IT Services.
Argos is the enterprise reporting and business intelligence solution for the Graduate Center. Access information in a better way and make more timely decisions. To utilize this service, please email IT Services to request a user account.
The CUNY Portal provides a fast and easy way to access CUNY information, including links to CUNY college websites, information about events, and campus directories.
Adobe® Connect™: A web-based collaboration tool that provides the delivery of real-time course lectures and meetings. Users only need a Flash-enabled web browser and an Internet connection to participate in these synchronous online sessions. Adobe® Connect™ provides streaming audio, video, and screen sharing. Accounts are limited and need to be requested in advance from IT Services. Video tutorials are available online.
Lifesize Cloud™: A web-based videoconference tool that allows users to communicate - from one-on-one audio and video calls to full-scale company meetings among multiple locations. Accounts are limited and need to be requested in advance from IT Services. Video tutorials are available online.
Collaborate Ultra™: A web-based conference tool used to foster collaboration outside of the classroom. It provides two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording. This is available for academic use only and is available from Blackboard. Reference guides and video tutorials are available online.
Sonexis™: An in-house audio conference bridge system that is used either on-schedule or on ad-hoc basis. This tool allows up to 48 participants to be bridged together. It also provides web based teleconferencing and collaboration services as well. A reference guide is available online.
Check out our FAQ for more information.