Creating an Account

  1. To create an account on OpenLab, you will need to be able to access your BMCC email account.  If you have forgotten your username or password, go to this page Click on Account and Password Help. Here are instructions for what to do to reset your username and password.  If you continue to have problems, contact the BMCC service desk : 212-220-8379 ; 
  2. Once you are sure you can access your BMCC email account, go to the OpenLab homepage (  Click on the Sign Up button on the right of the screen.
  3. On the next screen, fill in the following fields (apart from the BMCC email address, all of this information can be changed later by visiting Settings under My OpenLab):
    1. User name (this can’t be changed, so choose wisely)
    2. BMCC email address
    3. Password for your OpenLab account
    4. Display name (this is the name displayed on your profile page, and used to sign posts or comments; it can be changed after signing up)
    5. Your first and last name (these will not be displayed on the site)
    6. Your account type (student, alumni, faculty, or staff)
  4. Once you’ve done that, click Complete Sign Up.
  5.  At this point, a confirmation email will be sent from the OpenLab to your BMCC email account.  Visit your BMCC email account, and look for an email from the OpenLab.
  6. Click the link you find in the email from us, and you’re officially a member of the OpenLab. After clicking on the link, you will be at the activation page shown below.  Your activation key will be pre-filled, and all you need to do is click the Activate button.
  7. You do not need to go through this process again.  When you want to come back to the OpenLab, simply go to the OpenLab homepage (, and log in with the username and password you created in step three.

Joining this Course on OpenLab

Now that you have created an account,  you can join this course site. This means the course will appear in your “My Courses” tab for easy access. You’ll be able to post to it as well.

Adding a Journal post

Instructions can be found on this page.