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About NYU Classes

No. NYU Blackboard was retired on August 15, 2013. By default, Blackboard content from Summer 2011 to Spring 2013 was moved into NYU Classes. Faculty or Staff can request Blackboard content older than Summer 2011 by clicking here.

Visit the training page to learn how to sign up for Webinars, hands-on workshops, remote training modules, and individual and group consultations.

 

FAQs for Faculty

To access NYU Classes, log into the NYUHome Academics tab, then click the button at the top of the Course Sites channel.

The NYU Classes button to activate your course site will appear if you previously taught a course and used your Blackboard course site from Summer 2011 to present, or if you are teaching in the current or next semester. If you don't see the NYU Classes button, and you believe you should, please contact AskITS@nyu.edu.

One of the features in NYU Classes is the ability to create your own course site, without needing to type in the Course ID. In just three steps, your course site can be created and ready for use, including information from Albert, by following these instructions, or visit the NYU Classes Training and Support Wiki for more details.

Yes! Rosters for cross-listed courses will be combined automatically for you when your activate your site through Setup Course Sites.

Yes. Please contact AskITS@nyu.edu for details on how to designate course site creation to someone else.

Recognizing the tremendous investments members of the NYU community have made in their Blackboard content, we have transitioned activated course sites from summer 2011 forward into NYU Classes. If there is a course site that you wish to have access to that is older than summer 2011, complete the Blackboard Site Archive Request Form to request an archive of the course. All other content requests can be sent to AskITS@nyu.edu.

Instructor-generated content from three main Blackboard content areas will be moved into the new system:

  • Announcements come over in draft form.
  • Content Areas, such as folders, files, assignments, and external links are all transitioned to your NYU Classes Resources folder.
  • Test & Survey Manager questions, such as essay, fill in the blank, multiple choice, multiple answer, and matching all transition over into NYU Classes.

Please refer to What comes over in a Blackboard archive import for details.

If you wish to reuse the content transitioned over from Blackboard into NYU Classes, please view How to reuse transitioned Blackboard content, or visit the Training and Support Wiki for more details.

All archives from summer 2011 to present have been moved into NYU Classes automatically. If there is a course site that you wish to have access to that is older than summer 2011, complete the Blackboard Site Archive Request Form to request an archive of the course. All other content requests can be sent to AskITS@nyu.edu.

If you wish to obtain an article or item out of a course you taught in the past without importing it into NYU Classes see Using bFree to unlock Blackboard archives.

If you wish to import your archive into a new course or project site in NYU Classes see: Transitioning content from Blackboard into NYU Classes.

The functionality you have come to expect in an LMS is present in NYU Classes, as well as some new functionality too. Please view the NYU Classes Tool Comparison guide to learn more.

Yes. Requests to move existing Blackboard Org Sites can be submitted to AskITS@nyu.edu to be moved into an NYU Classes project site.

Students can only see published sites; to publish your course site, please see the view Publishing your course, or visit the NYU Classes Training and Support Wiki for more details.

The NYU Classes Training and Support Wiki has information on self-paced training modules, instructor-led workshops and consultations, as well as support and documentation.

 

FAQs for Students

To log into NYU Classes, log into the NYUHome Academics tab, and find the Course Sites channel. You will see a button at the top of this channel to log into NYU Classes.

Click on the NYU Classes link within NYUHome to login to the service, and sites in NYU Classes are listed across the top of your screen in tabs, and within the My Active Sites tab. If you still do not see your course site, please check with your instructor to verify they have published the site. Students will not see unpublished sites.

Past courses can be found in NYU Classes under “My Active Sites”. You can also see a complete list of courses in “My Workspace” under “My Memberships”.

 

About Sakai

Sakai is an open source software for learning management and is developed by the higher education community. NYU is a member of the Sakai Foundation.

NYU Classes is powered by Sakai CLE 2.8. Sakai CLE (Collaboration and Learning Environment) is supported by a community of open source developers and academic institutions which constantly contribute to supporting educational platforms for teaching and learning purposes. To find out more about Sakai CLE, please visit About Sakai CLE.

Open source software is computer software that is available in source code form: the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software. Open source software is therefore very often developed in a public, collaborative manner.

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