Enhancements Roadmap

A group of colleagues reviewing a plan

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. More information regarding these enhancements is available below:

To request pilot access to current/upcoming NYU Classes integrations, contact nyu-classes-pilots-group@nyu.edu.

2017 Enhancements

Beginning January 2017, NYU Classes will feature an updated, cleaner user interface, as well as a number of enhancements to existing tools. Watch the following brief video for an overview:

Note that these enhancements will not affect existing NYU Classes content. Additionally, the interface will remain thoroughly familiar. Faculty, staff and students will not need to relearn the system.

For information about the features and enhancements coming to NYU Classes in 2017, see the Overview and FAQ articles in the NYU ServiceLink knowledge base.

New and Improved Gradebook

NYU Classes now features a New Gradebook tool. Developed in response to faculty feedback, the New Gradebook delivers significant usability improvements, centered around a new spreadsheet-style interface. For a brief overview, watch the following video:  

Features in the New Gradebook include:

  • Spreadsheet-style grade entry, with automatic saving of scores
  • Enhanced grade statistics
  • Improved student grade summary views
  • A simplified and consolidated import/export process

For more information, see the New Gradebook Guide in the ServiceLink knowledge base.

Integrations with Third-Party Tools 

The following third-party integrations are available to faculty and students as limited pilots: eReading List | ForClass | Google Groups and Google Drive | SCORM Cloud | VoiceThread | WebAssignWebEx | Attendance Tool (Fall 2016) | Cengage MindTap (Fall 2016) | Cerego (Fall 2016) | Pearson/VitalSource (Fall 2016) | NYU Stream (Tentative Spring 2017) | ExamSoft (Tentative Summer 2017) | Piazza (Tentative Summer 2017)

Faculty can request pilot access to current/upcoming integrations by contacting nyu-classes-pilots-group@nyu.edu.

eReading List

A library resource management tool that leverages NYU Library's existing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to allow instructors to search for resources and build course reading lists within NYU Classes.

eReading List


A content delivery and assessment platform designed to facilitate student engagement while providing an easy-to-use case study marketplace for instructors to add content to their course's curriculum. Watch this brief overview video:  

Google Groups and Google Drive

The integration with Google Groups and Google Drive will provide instructors with the ability to easily create Google Groups based on rosters from their course sites.

As a site's membership changes with adds and drops, the corresponding Google Group’s membership will be automatically kept in sync.

This Google Group functionality allows for Google Drive content (Docs, Presentations, Sheets) to be easily shared with the members of an NYU Classes course site. The sharing permissions for these files automatically mirrors the membership of the site itself. Watch this brief overview video.

  • Fall 2016 - Pilot
  • Spring 2017 - Broad rollout


An externally-hosted SCORM module repository/player that supports both SCORM- and Tin Can API-compliant content.



A visually-based discussion tool that allows users to post multimedia threads using a combination of audio/webcam recordings, video annotation, text, and more. Watch this brief overview video:


An online assessment/analytics tool designed for mathematics and science courses. This will be a significant improvement to our existing integration. 



A synchronous video conferencing tool that provides in-session polling and breakout sessions to facilitate student learning.


Attendance Tool (Fall 2016)

A native attendance-tracking tool in NYU Classes that allows instructors to quickly and easily mark attendance via paper-based/electronic attendance sheets, with automatic Gradebook syncing.

Attendance overview

Cengage MindTap (Fall 2016)

A mobile-friendly content delivery/analytics platform for Cengage Learning content.

Cengage MindTap screenshot

Cerego (Fall 2016)

An adaptive learning platform designed to reinforce learning objectives and content over time, maximizing students' retention of course material.

Screenshot of Cerego interface in NYU Classes

Pearson/VitalSource (Fall 2016)

An online e-reader for Pearson Education content, providing students with the ability to review, bookmark, and annotate content.


NYU Stream (Tentative Spring 2017)

The University's video streaming service, NYU Stream, provides users with the ability to upload, record via webcam, manage, and share videos. The new integration will provide more seamless access to NYU Stream content from within NYU Classes.

NYU Stream

ExamSoft (Tentative Summer 2017)

A cloud-based assessment platform that provides secure, offline assessment delivery with encrypted files and browser lockdown capabilities.

ExamSoft screenshot

Piazza (Tentative Summer 2017)

A course-based community Q&A/polling system that facilitates collaboration and knowledge-building among students.

Screenshot of Piazza module