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Enhancements Roadmap

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Below you can find information on current and upcoming enhancements for NYU Classes, which provide the NYU community with improved functionality and usability in the system. More information regarding these enhancements is available below:

2017 Enhancements

NYU Classes now features an updated, cleaner user interface, as well as a number of enhancements to existing tools. Watch the following brief video for an overview:

For information about the latest features and enhancements in NYU Classes, see the Overview article in the NYU ServiceLink knowledge base..

New and Improved Gradebook

NYU Classes now features a New Gradebook tool. Developed in response to faculty feedback, the New Gradebook delivers significant usability improvements, centered around a new spreadsheet-style interface. For a brief overview, watch the following video:  

Features in the New Gradebook include:

  • Spreadsheet-style grade entry, with automatic saving of scores
  • Enhanced grade statistics
  • Improved student grade summary views
  • A simplified and consolidated import/export process

For more information, see the New Gradebook Guide in the ServiceLink knowledge base.

Tool Pilots

The following tools are available to faculty and students as limited pilots. Faculty can request access to current/upcoming integration pilots (excluding NYU Stream and Zoom) by contacting

Note: To request the NYU Stream or Zoom pilots, please refer to the request forms for these tools below.

Attendance Tool

A native attendance-tracking tool in NYU Classes that allows instructors to quickly and easily mark attendance via paper-based/electronic attendance sheets, with automatic Gradebook syncing.

Attendance overview

Cengage MindTap

A mobile-friendly content delivery/analytics platform for Cengage Learning content.

Cengage MindTap screenshot


An adaptive learning platform designed to reinforce learning objectives and content over time, maximizing students' retention of course material.

Screenshot of Cerego interface in NYU Classes


A content delivery and assessment platform designed to facilitate student engagement while providing an easy-to-use case study marketplace for instructors to add content to their course's curriculum. Watch this brief overview video:

Google Groups and Google Drive

The integration with Google Groups and Google Drive will provide instructors with the ability to easily create Google Groups based on rosters from their course sites.

As a site's membership changes with adds and drops, the corresponding Google Group’s membership will be automatically kept in sync.

This Google Group functionality allows for Google Drive content (Docs, Presentations, Sheets) to be easily shared with the members of an NYU Classes course site. The sharing permissions for these files automatically mirrors the membership of the site itself. Watch this brief overview video.

  • Spring 2018 - Pilot
  • Fall 2018 - Broad rollout (tentative)

NYU Bookstore

The NYU Bookstore tool allows instructors to search for and select course resources, which students can purchase and access directly through the tool.


A visually-based discussion tool that allows users to post multimedia threads using a combination of audio/webcam recordings, video annotation, text, and more. Watch this brief overview video:

Torsh TALENT (Limited Pilot - Steinhardt)

A tool used to capture, annotate, upload and store private, secure classroom videos.

NYU Stream (Spring 2018)

This pilot integration provides access to NYU Stream content/functionality from within NYU Classes course sites. Instructors and students can import content from their personal "My Media" libraries, create playlists, upload new media, and more. Content can be displayed within a course site's dedicated "Media Gallery" tool, or embedded in other NYU Classes tools using the new NYU Stream rich-text editor plugin.

To request the NYU Stream pilot integration, please submit the following form:
NYU Stream Integration Request Form

NYU Stream

Zoom (Spring 2018 - Fall 2018)

A web conferencing tool for teaching and learning purposes that offers video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing capabilities. Zoom is currently available, as a pilot, to faculty and academic support staff for active online/blended courses.

To request Zoom, please submit the following form:
Zoom Request Form