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  • The Digital Studio is available for NYU faculty, staff and students interested in digitizing audio/video materials, streaming services, and media production in support of instruction or research.
  • NYU IT provides a variety of tutorials to assist faculty in learning and using NYU Classes.
  • You can browse the list of all available NYU Lists and subscribe to them via the Lists channel in NYUHome.

NYU IT provides a variety of tools, services, and facilities to help you communicate and collaborate with other NYU community members. See below for a brief overview, and explore the tabs to the left for more detailed information.

Computer Labs

NYU IT provides computer labs that offer high-end, multimedia-equipped Macintosh and Windows computers with the essential software and peripherals students need. The labs provide a variety of collaborative working spaces for student projects with computing needs. For more information about lab resources for students, including locations and hours of operation, see

Email Direct

NYU Email Direct is a bulk email service through which pre-authorized NYU faculty, staff, and administrators can request to send an email message to a segment or segments of the University community or to the entire University community. See the Email Direct page for more information.

Faculty Digital Archive

The Faculty Digital Archive is a place where full-time NYU faculty can deposit their work in digital form. In the Archive, it can be shared with the world, or restricted to selected people. It is intended to be a highly visible repository of NYU faculty digital scholarship. The FDA is organized into communities and collections. Communities contain and organize collections. Collections will contain faculty content. Collections will be owned and managed by faculty, who will have responsibility for adding, making available, and removing content. NYU IT Client Services and the Digital Studio will be available to assist faculty in this. For more information, see


The NYUHome web portal, at, is an NYU IT-provided service that enables convenient, authenticated access to many web-based services and tools, and facilitates collaboration, interaction, and communication for all NYU students, faculty, staff, and administrators. For more information, including access instructions, see the NYUHome help pages.

NYU Classes

The NYU Classes online learning system enables NYU faculty to use the Web to enhance classroom instruction. Instructors can use NYU Classes to create full-featured, online course environments for the members of their class to provide content sharing, collaborative capabilities, assignment and other assessment tools, as well as Gradebook functionality. Students can use NYU Classes to connect with their peers and stay on track with assignments and due dates with a aggregated calendar for all of their courses. The service is accessible via the NYU Classes channel in NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Classes support pages.

NYU Google Apps for Education

NYU Calendar

NYU provides the NYU Calendar service as part of NYU Google Apps for Education. The calendar makes it easy to find and schedule meetings with other NYU community members and to reserve meeting rooms. The service can be accessed via NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Calendar support page.

NYU Chat

NYU Chat allows NYU community members to communicate in real-time via instant messaging. The service is part of Google Apps for Education at NYU and is accessible by logging in with your NetID and password to NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Chat support page.

NYU Drive

NYU Drive is a document sharing and storage service offered as part of NYU Google Apps for Education. It allows clients to create, save, and share documents instantly. The service is available via NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Drive support page.

NYU Email

NYU provides email accounts for the NYU community as part of NYU Google Apps for Education. NYU Email can be read via a web browser or by using a desktop email client such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail, or Outlook. The format of your official NYU Email address is (e.g.,, but you may also set up an alternative personal address. NYU Email is accessible via NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Email support page.

NYU Groups

NYU provides this service, part of Google Apps for Education at NYU, to create and maintain groups of NYU community members. These groups can be used as mailing lists, shared inbox, or as a group email alias. NYU Groups can also be used to share or grant privileges from NYU Calendar, NYU Drive, and NYU Sites. The service can be accessed at NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Groups support page.

NYU Sites

NYU provides a free collaborative space for Web content creation that is easy to use, update, access and share via NYU Sites, part of NYU Google Apps for Education. The service can be accessed via NYUHome or directly at For more information, see the NYU Sites support page.

NYU Lists

NYU Lists are subscription-based email discussion lists. Lists are often used to exchange ideas about specialized topics, to distribute announcements to the list's subscribers, and by faculty to post deadlines or homework assignments. For information about how to start or join an NYU List, visit

Note: Now that NYU has moved to Google Apps for Education, NYU IT strongly recommends using NYU Groups instead of Lyris Lists. A few advantages of Groups include:

  • Client managed—you can create, edit, and delete your groups.
  • Client controlled—you have full control over the Group settings.
  • Integration—NYU Groups are fully integrated with the other Google Apps. You can share a doc with a group instead of entering each person separately, and email a group instead of each person, and so on.

For more information, visit the NYU Groups website.

NYU Directory

NYU's Directory includes contact listings for full-time faculty and staff, as well as students who have elected to have their information included. The Directory can be accessed in a variety of ways:

  • The Directory channel in NYUHome
  • NYU's new 24-hour Voice Activated Directory at 1-212-998-1212 (select option 1). (Currently includes only faculty and staff listings)

For more information, including instructions on how to change your Directory listing, see

NYU Stream

NYU Stream is a streaming media service that provides users with the ability to upload, record via web cam, manage, and share video clips. NYU Stream can be used for academic and instructional purposes, co-curricular activities, and for personal use. Similar to a YouTube environment, NYU Stream will encode your video and provide you with a link that can be shared via an embed code or by accessing NYU Stream directly. The service can be accessed directly at, or see the NYU Stream pages for more information.

NYU Wikis

NYU Wikis is a web-based collaborative tool that faculty and students can use to create and manage private and public content for research, instruction, and University-related activities. NYU Wikis is available to all NYU current faculty, staff, affiliates, and students with NYU email accounts. The service can be accessed directly at, or see the NYU Wikis pages for more information.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Peer-to-peer file sharing applications are used to connect you directly to another person's computer (and, frequently, to give them the ability to connect to your machine) in order to transfer files between the two computers. NYU has specific recommendations and restrictions for the use of these applications on NYU's network. See the Peer-to-Peer File Sharing page for details.

Live Audio Production

Faculty members interested in recording live audio for use in the classroom or for research can use the services available at the Fourth Street Academic Technology Center.

Print Service

NYU Print Service is an easy-to-use, two-step process that broadens your printing options while also conserving resources and helping the environment. Each semester, you receive a new Print Grant, which you can use at print stations. To use the service, you tag your document (establish ownership) and send it to your personal NYU Print Service queue, using any computer connected to NYU-NET, including those at the Academic Technology Centers and CoLabs. Then you go to any NYU Print Station at any NYU IT Academic Technology Center or CoLab; swipe your NYUCard; and print your document on the adjacent printer. For more information, visit the NYU Print Service pages.

Telephones & Voice Mail

NYU IT provides telephone and voice mail services to NYU students in residence halls, and office telephones and voice mail to faculty and staff. NYU IT also provides long distance, directory, and other telephone services to the NYU community. Visit the Telephones & Voice Mail page for details.

Virtual Computer Lab (VCL)

The Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) provides access to academic software through a web browser and an Internet connection. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the VCL is a revolutionary way to provide NYU students with access to the software they need. To access the service, visit For more information about the VCL, including software offered and FAQs, see


There are three types of videoconferencing available at NYU: ISDN, satellite, and Internet. Each one of these methods serves different needs, budgets, and audiences. There are also Internet2 resources and a broadband cable distribution system available on campus. All of these services are available to NYU faculty, administrators, and staff. For more information on these services, as well as other teleconferencing services available to the NYU community, see the Videoconferencing page.

Web Publishing

Learn how to navigate the digital realm of publishing and blogging with NYU's Web Publishing service, available to faculty, students, and staff. Simply put, the service is designed to foster creativity and collaboration, enabling individuals to create dynamic content for the web in a secure WordPress environment.

Last reviewed: July 1, 2015