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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. See below:

Currently Available in NYU Classes

Content Accessibility Assistant

An add-on feature available everywhere you can add rich-text content in NYU Classes. This assistant allows you to check your rich-text content for common accessibility issues and provides "Quick Fix" remediations to help make your content in NYU Classes compliant with NYU’s Digital Accessibility requirements.

See the ServiceLink knowledge base for more information about the Content Accessibility Assistant.

Chat Room Tool UI Improvements

The Chat Room tool now includes an improved, more modern design.

Coming Soon

Course Wall

A simple, social network-style feed of posts that displays on the “Overview” landing pages of an NYU Classes course site.
Note: the availability of the Course Wall in your NYU Classes site is determined by your School's site template.

Google Drive Integration

The Google Drive integration in NYU Classes will allow faculty members to browse through and select Google Drive content to add to their course site’s Resources tool. Built-in permissioning will allow faculty to share this content with the members of their site, or specific sections/groups therein.

Conversation Platform

A new tool designed to facilitate different types of conversational interactions within an NYU Classes site. Instructors will be able to set up multiple types of topics within the tool, tailoring the conversation to their needs.

Roster Name Pronunciation

Users within NYU Classes will be able to specify the pronunciation for their names from within their Profile, with options for recorded audio pronunciation as well as written phonetic pronunciation. This name pronunciation will then display next to students’ names within a course site’s Roster tool.

Emerging Technology Pilots

The NYU IT Emerging Technology group provides support for pilots and integrations offered within the NYU Classes service. NYU faculty can request access to pilots or integrations by completing this NYU ServiceLink form.

Completed Pilots

Course Reserves, completed in spring 2019

The Course Reserves Pilot was completed in spring 2019 and has transitioned from a pilot to an integration in NYU Classes. The Course Reserves tool is a partnership with NYU Libraries to allow instructors and students to directly access the Course Reserves system from a course site in NYU Classes. See the ServiceLink knowledge base for more information about Course Reserves.

Cerego Pilot, completed in spring 2019

The Cerego Pilot is expected to transition from pilot to a service for faculty in the College of Dentistry in summer 2019. See the ServiceLink knowledge base for more information about Cerego.

Zoom Pilot, completed in spring 2019

The Zoom Pilot is expected to transition from pilot to service in summer 2019. Zoom will be offered as an enterprise service for faculty, staff, and students. Accounts will be automatically provisioned and the Zoom tool will be available in NYU Classes under the Add/Edit Tools menu for courses. See the ServiceLink knowledge base for more information about Zoom.

Upcoming Pilots & Integrations

Google Course Kit Pilot, planned for summer 2019

The Google Course Kit Pilot is anticipated to launch in summer 2019 in order to evaluate Google Course Kit as an assignment or course activity tool. Google Course Kit allows instructors to accept Google Drive documents and files from students, provide in-line feedback, grade, and pass the documents back to students. It includes the familiar Google Drive interface and can be integrated with NYU Classes for grade passback. The Google Course Kit Pilot will be open to all faculty.

High-Stakes Testing Pilot, planned for fall 2019

The High-Stakes Testing Pilot is anticipated to launch in fall 2019 in order to evaluate tools for use cases involving exams or tests that require advanced features such as computer lock-down, blind grading, collaborative grading, integration with NYU Classes, and other features. The High-Stakes Testing Pilot will be open to all faculty.

PollEverywhere Pilot, planned for fall 2019

The PollEverywhwere Pilot is anticipated to launch in fall 2019 in order to evaluate the effectiveness of PollEverywhere as a student response tool. PollEverywhere allows instructors to create polls that can be presented through PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations. PollEverywhere does not require any additional hardware for the instructor or student, and responses can be submitted via a laptop, desktop, mobile device application, or via text messaging. PollEverywhere is currently working on an integration for NYU Classes. The PollEverywhere Pilot will be open to all faculty.

Gradescope Integration, planned for fall 2019

The Gradescope Integration is anticipated to launch in fall 2019. Gradescope allows instructors to create and grade paper-based and online assessments with an integration through NYU Classes. The Gradescope Integration will be offered through a partnership with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS). The Gradescope Integration will be open to faculty at Tandon and FAS.

Course Networking Integration, planned for fall 2019

The Course Networking Integration is anticipated to launch in fall 2019. The Course Networking Integration will be offered through a partnership with the NYU School of Professional Studies (SPS). The Course Networking Integration will be open to faculty and students at SPS.

Chalk & Wire Integration, planned for fall 2019

The Chalk & Wire Integration is anticipated to launch in fall 2019l. The Chalk & Wire Integration will be offered through a partnership with the Online Programs division of NYU Wagner School of Public Service. The Chalk & Wire Integration will be open to faculty at Wagner Online Programs.

TopHat Enhanced Integration, planned for fall 2019

TopHat is a school pilot currently underway and offered through a partnership with NYU College of Dentistry. The NYU Classes team will be upgrading the TopHat integration within NYU Classes for courses starting in fall 2019. The TopHat Enhanced integration will be open to faculty at the NYU College of Dentistry.

Integrations Under Consideration

Attendance Tracking

The NYU Application Development Team has been working on an attendance tracking application. Though primarily used for events and scheduling, they are exploring use cases related to in-person class attendance and integration with NYU Classes. No timeframe has been announced for a possible pilot.

Media Annotation

Tool explorations are underway for media annotation tools for use with NYU Stream videos embedded in NYU Classes course sites. No timeframe has been announced for a possible pilot.