APPLICATIONS – Information Technology Services | Binghamton University

Binghamton University is transitioning from myCourses (Blackboard) to a new Learning
Management System (LMS), Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L). This decision was made
in collaboration with faculty and students over a two-year period.  Brightspace will
be replacing myCourses for Fall 2021

BU Brain (Banner Self Service)

An online application within the portal where access to personal information can be found. Student Accounts, Financial
Aid, Course Registration and Transcripts can all be found within this area.

Binghamton University has invested in SAS, a state of the art Business Intelligence
platform for building custom reporting dashboards that support data-driven decision
making. Information Technology Services’s highly-skilled data team will contextualize
and visualize the data in your project. SAS is instrumental for querying the Operation
Data Store (ODS). 

VMware Carbon Black

Installation of Carbon Black is required for University owned computers. It is not
required for personal computers, even if they are used for teaching or working remotely
or on campus. Installation help can be found here.

To get the installation files, go to and select the link for “I need Carbon Black installed to protect my computer can
I do it myself? The direct link to the files on Google Drive is here

Binghamton University has partnered with Google to provide our students, faculty and
staff tools to enhance communication and collaboration.


Binghamton University now has a Gradescope license. In these unique times, instructors
use Gradescope for remote delivery of their assignments and exams. Student info. | Faculty info. 

myBinghamton provides a campus portal and electronic workflow system for the University. 


The Course Management System used by instructors to generate information, communicate
with students, record grades, and implement many other tools that can be beneficial
to a successful online learning environment. Using myCourses, instructors develop
web pages to publish instructional materials, group activities, tests, and quizzes,
as well as a managed grade book. myCourses login | myCourses support
NOTE: myCourses/Blackboard will be going away for Fall 2021.

The Qualtrics Survey Service allows the campus community to easily create surveys,
collect and store data, and produce reports.

Alternate media made easy!

Follow the four easy steps to have your document converted into an alternative, accessible
format. The result is delivered in your email inbox. You may upload one or more files,
enter a URL to a file or simply type in the text you wish to have converted. The form
expands as you make your selections. Supported file types are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .PPT,
.BMP, .PNG, .PCX, .DCX, .J2K, .JP2, .JPX, .DJV and .ASC


Binghamton University has a site license for Turnitin, one of the leading online anti-plagiarism
programs. The integration of Turnitin with the myCourses course management system
allows instructors to check papers for originality using Turnitin’s plagiarism prevention
system without ever leaving the myCourses environment. Contact the Help Desk for any

SUNY Employee Services Portal 

SUNY central single sign-in that allows access to Time and Attendance, HR forms, Business
Intelligence, Procurement Card, Etc.


A work order management system used by Physical Facilities.

Training & Help| Video on creating a Zoom account | Introduction to Zoom | Zoom bombing help links