Getting Started with Remote Instruction
Step 1: First Time Using Zoom
NYU Zoom is a web conferencing tool for teaching and learning located in the course menu of all course sites.
If you have not activated your NYU Zoom account already, and you are accessing Zoom through your course site for the first time, you may see an error message followed by a link to https://nyu.zoom.us. Once you click on the link provided, return back to your course site to set up your sessions.
OR you can go to NYU Zoom directly:
Open a private or incognito window in your browser and go to https://nyu.zoom.us and select the "Login to Zoom" button. (While not required, using a private window will ensure that you don't accidentally log into a non-NYU Zoom account.) Your NYU Zoom account will be automatically activated after you enter your NYU NetID and password. Once logged in, you can return to your course site to schedule meetings, publish office hours, and post class time for your students.
Step 2: Deliver your Content
Record your lecture via screen recording or webcam through NYU Stream and post to your course site. With NYU Stream, you can take advantage of other features, such as automatic captioning to meet accessibility standards.
Learn more: Teaching in an NYU Zoom Classroom
Populating your course site
Upload course documents and link to multimedia materials to your NYU Brightspace course site or NYU Drive, and send a message via an announcement to your students.
NYU Zoom offers the best experience for face-to-face online interaction with your students. It includes the ability to share your screen and collaborate in real-time via a digital whiteboard. You can also choose to enable Zoom's recording feature to reference in later course discussions. Please note: It is important to publish required real-time lectures in advance to your students, at the time your course has been scheduled by the Registrar.
To ensure that your network connection functions efficiently, NYU recommends opening and testing Zoom before starting a real-time lecture.
Creating Groups in NYU Brightspace
You can use groups to organize users’ work on projects and assignments, or you can create special work areas for users with different learning needs.
Read more about NYU Brightspace: Groups
Leading discussions online
Forums and Discussion
The Discussions tool NYU Brightspace enables students to respond to discussion topics. These tools allow instructors to provide students with an avenue for participation and dialog in an online environment.
Communicating with students
Send your class announcements directly using the Announcements tool in NYU Brightspace. Announcements can also send an email to your entire class.
Emailing students at their NYU email accounts is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with them individually and in groups.
Note: if you’re sending an email from NYU Brightspace, please be sure you:
- Select one or more recipients
- Then click on the To, Cc, or Bcc links up top to add them to the Recipients field.
- Once all recipients have been selected, click the Add Recipients button to add them to the message.
Virtual office hours
Use Zoom to schedule office hours. Each individual has the ability to activate the waiting room feature for their personal meeting room.