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NYU Classes is the principal tool to use for remotely delivering course-related content. We encourage you to use the functionality that is familiar to both you and your students to ease the submission of work.

NYU Stream can be used to share recorded lessons and presentations, and NYU Email and NYU Groups can also be a great way to keep your students informed. Consultations and additional support are always available if you wish to try something new; please view the following guide to help you achieve your pedagogical goals.

Activities and Tasks

Set up your NYU Classes site

NYU Classes is available to the entire NYU Community. If you have not already done so, take this time to set up and publish your course site to make it available to your students as a resource.

Recording lectures for student viewing

Need to record a lecture and make it available to students? Simply recording your lecture via your webcam through NYU Stream can be an effective method of enabling your students to view the lecture outside of class time and prepare for a discussion session, whether in person or asynchronously online. Lectures can be grouped together in playlists created in NYU Stream and posted to NYU Classes.

If you need your slides presented along with your lecture, consider downloading free software such as Jing (5 minute maximum) for screencasts or Quicktime X (Mac OS) and Sound Recorder (Windows) for audio recordings. Once captured, nearly any audio or video content can then be uploaded and shared through NYU Stream via embed code in NYU Classes.

Need help, or don't want to download anything new? Make an appointment at the Digital Studio where software is available and staff can help get you started.

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Leading asynchronous discussions online

Need to extend the discussion beyond class hours? Using NYU Classes Forums will help you keep the conversation going when physically getting together could be a challenge. If you want to bring the discussion closer to your email inbox, consider using NYU Groups. You will need to create a separate group to communicate with your students, but the ease at which the conversation can continue could be well worth the effort.

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Providing handouts and other materials

Want to provide access to your students to an article or want them review the presentation slides? Uploading resources into NYU Classes or NYU Docs/Drive could provide the easy solution to share that PDF or Word document with your students. Don't forget to let them know the resource is there and available for them to download or view. See below for information on how to distribute announcements or updates to your students as well to keep them informed.

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Distributing group updates

Keep your students informed through group announcements to let them know when additional classes are going to be held, or when assignments are due. NYU Classes has built-in announcement features that send email out to your students, but NYU Groups could be a great way to share a common inbox for those important communications.

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Holding virtual office hours

Are your students asking for additional office hours? Consider using one of the built-in group chatting features in NYU Classes to have synchronous conversations with your students. Consider setting up private chat rooms for study groups or 1:1s, or allow a more open forum for everyone to view and participate in the discussion. Group chatting (text only) through Google is possible as well for 1:1s or small groups to continue the conversations outside of NYU Classes. NYU Chat conversations are not stored and we recommend you configure iChat, Adium, or Pidgin to connect to NYU Chat if you need to save conversations locally.

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Online papers submissions and collection

Want to make it easier for your students to submit a paper online? Consider using the online submission abilities of the assignment tools in NYU Classes. Assignments can be available with instructions for your students, due dates to ensure they are submitted on time, and batch downloading for easy reading and grading. Worried about plagiarism? Originality reporting options exist in NYU Classes through TurnItIn's plagiarism detection as well.

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Online problems sets and quizzes

Want to give a make-up quiz online or problem set for your class? NYU Classes allows you to give online tests and quizzes to your students, either at a specific time or on their own schedule, and with the exception of essay questions, quizzes can be self-graded as well. If you wish to give a survey to your students, consider using the NYU Survey Service, powered by Qualtrics, and supported through the Data Services Studio.

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Page last reviewed: October 25, 2013