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Enhancements Roadmap

A group of colleagues reviewing a plan

 

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.

To learn about the current/upcoming enhancements in NYU Classes, please watch this brief overview video.

Link to video overview of NYU Classes Improvements

To request access to NYU Classes enhancements, contact nyu-classes-pilots-group@nyu.edu.

More information regarding these enhancements is available below:


 

Integration with 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 2016 - Pilot
  • Fall 2016 - Broad rollout
Snapshot of NYU Classes Google Groups video

 


 

New and Improved Gradebook

As a result of feedback received from faculty, the Gradebook tool in NYU Classes will receive significant improvements. This new Gradebook will benefit from a redesigned interface that provides easy-to-use, spreadsheet-style grade entry capabilities. Additional features include a consolidated and simplified import/export process, as well as improved accessibility/UX throughout the tool.

  • Fall 2016 - Beta testing
  • Spring 2017 - Pilot
Screen capture of NYU Classes Gradebook module

 


 

Integrations with Third-Party Tools 

The following third-party integrations are available to faculty and students as limited pilots. Faculty can request pilot access to current/upcoming integrations by contacting nyu-classes-pilots-group@nyu.edu.

 

VoiceThread

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

Preview image of VoiceThread video overview

 

ForClass

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:  

Screen capture of ForClass tool in NYU Classes

 

eReading List

A library resource management tool that leverages NYU Library's existing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to allow instructors to search for resources and build course reading lists within NYU Classes.

screenshot of eReading list website

 

SCORM Cloud

An externally-hosted SCORM module repository/player that supports both SCORM- and Tin Can API-compliant content.

Screen capture of SCORM module

 

WebEx

A synchronous video conferencing tool that provides in-session polling and breakout sessions to facilitate student learning.

Screen capture of Cisco WebEx meeting window

 

WebAssign (Summer 2016)

An online assessment/analytics tool designed for mathematics and science courses. This will be a significant improvement to our existing integration. 

Screen capture of online assessment tool in NYU Classes

 

NYU Stream (Fall 2016)

The University's video streaming service, NYU Stream, provides users with the ability to upload, record via webcam, manage, and share videos. The new integration will provide more seamless access to NYU Stream content from within NYU Classes.

Screen capture of NYU Stream content

 

Cerego (Fall 2016)

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

 

Piazza (Tentative Fall 2016)

A course-based community Q&A/polling system that facilitates collaboration and knowledge-building among students.

Screenshot of Piazza interface in NYU Classes


Cengage MindTap (Tentative Fall 2016)

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

Cengage MindTap screenshot


Pearson/VitalSource (Tentative Fall 2016)

An online e-reader for Pearson Education content, providing students with the ability to review, bookmark, and annotate content.

Pearson/VitalSource website screenshot


ExamSoft (Tentative Fall 2016)

A cloud-based assessment platform that provides secure, offline assessment delivery with encrypted files and browser lockdown capabilities.

ExamSoft website screenshot


Attendance Tool (Tentative Fall 2016)

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 Tool website screenshot
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