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January 27, 2015

Normal ITS Schedules Resume 1/28

Due to the inclement weather, ITS computer labs and the IT Service Desk walk-in center at 10 Astor Place are closed on Tuesday, January 27. IT Service Desk telephone and email support are available 24x7, as usual. Normal hours for all ITS services and facilities resume on Wednesday, January 28. For more information about the University schedule, please see the NYU Information Alerts page.

January 26, 2015

ITS Labs and IT Service Desk Walk-in Closed 1/27

Due to the inclement weather and the University closing on Tuesday, January 27 ET, ITS computer labs and the IT Service Desk walk-in center at 10 Astor Place will be closed on Tuesday, January 27. IT Service Desk telephone and email support will remain available 24x7, as usual. For more information about the University schedule during this weather event, please see the NYU Information Alerts page.

December 03, 2014

NYU Classes Upgrade & Hack Ebola in Connect

The latest articles in Connect: Information Technology at NYU include a look at the upgrade to NYU Classes that will be happening during the Winter Break, and at the efforts of NYU students and faculty during the recent Hack Ebola @NYU event.

Click the links below to read one of the latest articles, or visit Connect to see all our most recent articles as well as an archive of previous articles and issues.

NYU Classes Upgrade During Winter Recess
The NYU Classes Team is pleased to announce that, during Winter Recess 2014, NYU Classes will be upgraded to the most recent release of its underlying software, Sakai. This upgrade will provide our users with an updated, cleaner user interface, as well as functional enhancements to a number of existing tools. Together, the features of this upgrade will provide an improved user experience for the NYU community.

NYU Tries to "Hack" Ebola
Members of the NYU community came together to see if their creative thinking could help “hack” the Ebola outbreak and provide government leaders and health professionals with new solutions for containing the disease’s spread. This hackathon was organized by The Greenhouse and the Design Tinkering Club at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in response to the challenge issued by USAID and the open innovation platform OpenIDEO.

November 11, 2014

New Web Publishing & NYU Classes walk-in support clinics & intro sessions

Web Publishing Intro Sessions

Web Publishing introductory sessions are now available on Thursdays from 11-noon to assist you in getting started with the NYU Web Publishing service, powered by WordPress. The sessions are offered at Bobst Library, room 613; no need to make an appointment!

Walk-in support clinics for NYU Classes & Web Publishing

Walk-in support clinics are now available to assist you in the use of NYU Web Publishing and NYU Classes. The clinics are offered every Monday from 2-4pm at Bobst Library, room 509. Drop by for in-person help from the Web Publishing & NYU Classes service teams; no need to make an appointment!

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October 28, 2014

Prototyping Showcase, GIS, and More in Connect

The latest articles in Connect: Information Technology at NYU include a look at innovative creations by students at the NYU Polytechnic Prototyping Fund Showcase, Instructional Video Module Production, Global Learning Innovation, and mapping data with Global Information Systems.

Click the links below to read one of the latest articles, or visit Connect to see all our most recent articles as well as an archive of previous articles and issues.

  • Innovation at the NYU Poly Prototyping Fund Showcase
    "NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) Prototyping Fund Showcase is a collaborative program offered by the Greenhouse at NYU Polytechnic SoE (sponsored by a VentureWell grant) and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. It's one of an increasing number of innovation showcases occurring across the University. Each semester, ten teams of students receive up to $500 to build a hardware or software prototype."
  • Connecting a Student's Academic Career with Learning Portfolio
    "As part of an ongoing effort to provide a more manageable, consistent experience for NYU students and faculty around the world, the University has recently launched an initiative called Global Arch. The effort currently includes three projects aimed at supporting student and faculty activities across the University's many campuses. Among these projects is the Learning Portfolio."
  • Geographic Information Systems: Mapping Data
    "The availability of "big data," allows us to capture and contextualize information, and then draw conclusions in ways that were never available in the past. We now have the tools to combine and analyze large, disparate data sets in order to make the data more useful. One very effective and popular way to do this is through Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."
  • Global Learning Innovation Brings Technology to Classrooms
    "The advent of educational technology has brought with it an onslaught of new resources and studies evaluating their effectiveness. For those professors who want to incorporate technology and media into their lessons, figuring how to do that and which forms of media and/or technology to use can be quite daunting for someone whose expertise is in a completely different field of study."
  • Augmented Reality Links Real and Virtual Worlds
    "Imagine watching a televised football game and seeing the first down line marking the field. This virtual object that appears on the playing surface (sports scores during a TV match is another example) is, in fact, augmented reality in action. But the use of augmented reality (also known as AR) isn't just limited to the world of sports. Augmented reality - the modification of a user's view using computer graphics, sounds, video, and other data - is used every day to insert digital and virtual information into your real-world environment."
  • Digital Studio Instructional Video Module Production to Faculty
    "During the Fall 2014 semester, NYU IT, in coordination with the NYU Libraries, launched a new service that supports faculty in the production of instructional video modules (short, self paced media vignettes faculty create to meet learning objectives)."