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Coming Soon: NYU Classes
NYU is transitioning from the University's current learning management system — NYU Blackboard — to NYU Classes over the next two years, with a targeted completion date of September 2013. Phase 2 of the transition is currently underway; for more information, see www.nyu.edu/nyuclasses-project.
Effective Date: February 11, 2012
Supersedes: January 12, 2012
Issuing Authority: Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Technology Officer for NYU-New York
Responsible Officer: Associate Vice President, .edu Services
NYU Classes is NYU's instance of Sakai CLE 2.8.1, an environment for teaching and learning that is grounded in collaboration and open sharing of knowledge. For more information on Sakai CLE, please see the Sakai Project's website.
The NYU Classes online learning system enables NYU faculty to use the Web to enhance classroom instruction. Instructors can use NYU Classes to create full-featured, online course environments for the members of their class to provide content sharing, collaborative capabilities, assignment and other assessment tools, as well as Gradebook functionality.
NYU Classes is available only to University faculty, Teaching Assistants, staff, administrators, and students with a current, active NetID. Please use the Ask ITS Contact form if you have questions about your eligibility.
NYU may add or delete NYU Classes service offerings from time to time and reserves the right to change,
In order to use NYU Classes as provided to NYU, all users must be aware of, agree to, and adhere to the
- When utilizing the NYU Classes, you are bound by NYU's Policy on Responsible Use of NYU
Computers and Data.
- As stated in the Policy on Responsible Use of NYU Computers and Data, anyone in the NYU community utilizing NYU Classes acknowledges that NYU has the authority to monitor, use, or disclose their data under appropriate circumstances. Any access to information stored on your account will follow the standards established in the current University practice which can be found at ITS Policies & Guidance.
- All materials entered into NYU Classes must comply with federal copyright law and NYU's Policy on Photocopying Copyrighted Materials. For further information on use and copyright, see Copyright and Fair Use.
Roles and Responsibilities
All interactivity in NYU Classes, including within academic, personal, and public groups, should reflect the positive and respectful learning and working environment of New York University within which basic rules of conduct for the entire University community prevail. Such rules of conduct are discussed in various University documents including, but not limited to: Academic Integrity for Students at NYU, the University Policy on Student Conduct, the Faculty Handbook, the Employee Handbook, and NYU's Code of Ethical Conduct.
Academic Site Administration: Instructors in Academic Course Sites
- Course sites will be created automatically as private Course Sites, with all pages visible "to participants only" by default.
- Instructors are encouraged to keep Course Sites private (visible "to participants only") to protect academic work.
- If a Course Site is made available to anyone not enrolled in the course (changing permissions from "to participant only" to include logged in users), in part or entirely, so that student work could be made visible beyond the scope of the course, Instructors are required to inform their students of this change, and obtain necessary release forms from participants.. Student work includes comments, discussion posts, and content posted and shared to the group.
Project Site Administration
Project Sites are available to all eligible participants to NYU Classes. Please use the Ask ITS Contact form to request a project site.
Managers of Project Sites
- All Project Sites are required to have at least one manager responsible for the created site.
- Managers of Project Sites are responsible for enrollments within their site, and participation is limited to those participating in Phase 1.
- Managers are responsible for the content posted and shared within their Project Site.
Your Profile is a personal space within NYU Classes for you to maintain personal profile information, including profile picture, and to manage connections with fellow participants. Your Profile information is independent of your participation in Course or Project Sites. At no time is information from Course or Project Sites made available through Your Profile. By default, your name is the only portion of Your Profile made available to logged-in users in other NYU Classes.
Your Profile: Connections
All users of NYU Classes can make connections, or request friendships, with other users of NYU Classes. These connections are different from fellow members of Course or Project Sites. Once another user is accepted as a connection, additional profile information becomes available to that connection. This information includes your basic information, contact information, profile picture, and other personal pictures (if uploaded), as well as whom your connections are and the ability to exchange messages and status updates. Only your e-mail address found under Contact Information is filled out by default. All other information is voluntary.
Your Profile: Privacy
Privacy settings can be changed to be more or less visible based on your personal preference. Please see this Ask ITS knowledgebase article to learn how to modify these settings.
NYU Classes will follow the ITS Scheduled Maintenance Guidelines for Academic Services, and an announcement will be posted to the IT Service Status page. In the event that NYU Classes requires unscheduled maintenance, or otherwise unscheduled downtime, a notification will be posted on the IT Service Status page with an estimate of the anticipated time to service restoration. To subscribe to automatically receive ITS Status announcements by e-mail, see www.nyu.edu/its/status/notices/.
The NYU IT Service Desk and the LMS Portfolio Service Team will provide support for NYU Classes and the NYU Classes integrated services; see www.nyu.edu/its/askits/helpdesk/ for contact information.
Page last reviewed: February 11, 2013