End of Semester Guide for Students
Tips and Services to Get You through Finals Season
It's near the end of the semester. You don't need to learn what Brightspace is or how to check your NYU Email. But there may be some services you didn't know about, or features in a familiar service like Brightspace, that will help you get that final project over the finish line. Check out some of the tips and resources below.
On this page:
- NYU IT Student Tech Guide
- VoiceThread and NYU Stream for audio/video projects in NYU Brightspace
- NYU Drive for secure sharing and collaborating on docs and files
- NYU Print Service for public printers
- NYU Zoom for virtual study sessions
- Computers, software, study space, and video games at Student Tech Centers
- NYU VPN for a secure connection from off campus
- Tech support and help via the NYU ServiceLink knowledge base and IT Service Desk
- Sports, showcases, exhibits, and more activities on the NYU Events Calendar
The Student Tech Guide provides quick links to tips, tutorials, and general information about NYU IT services and tech resources from Albert to Zoom.
VoiceThread is an asynchronous multimedia discussion and assignment tool that allows users to contribute posts related to a central piece of content, using voice recordings, webcam recordings, annotation, and more to engage with content and each other. NYU Stream is the University's audio and video streaming platform, enabling you to upload media and embed it in a web page.
Upload, organize, and share just about any type of file—documents, images, videos, and more—in NYU Drive. Want to control who can view, comment on, or edit a document or entire folder? Learn how to set permissions in NYU Drive.
As part of NYU's sustainability guidelines, if you can avoid printing, we recommend you do. However, if you do need to print a final assignment, access the NYU Print Service at mobileprint.nyu.edu. Upload your print job, set sustainable print options (such as double-sided and black-and-white printing), and send it to an NYU IT-managed printer in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
NYU Zoom enables you to come together virtually to study or discuss a project. You can schedule a session ahead of time and send an invite via email so everyone knows when and where (virtually, that is). You can even set up a Zoom meeting directly in your NYU Calendar using a browser add-on.
If you need to connect from a non-NYU location, such as public Wi-Fi, your home, an alternate workspace, or other location, use NYU VPN (powered by Cisco Secure Client) for an added layer of security. It's available for Mac and Windows computers, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices. Some specialized services and databases require VPN if you are connecting from off-campus.
The NYU ServiceLink knowledge base contains tips, instructions, tutorials, and issue solutions for many NYU IT services (including Brightspace, Wi-Fi, MFA, password resets, VPN, and more). Can't find the answer you're looking for? Contact the NYU IT Service Desk by email or phone for additional support.
We know it can be difficult to find a moment to take a breath, but mental wellness is important. If you need a break, or if you've wrapped up and want to celebrate, check the NYU Events Calendar for info about upcoming NYU happenings, including sports and end-of-semester showcases highlighting the work of NYU students.