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NYU CLASSES

NYU Classes

The University's Instructional Support Site offers a variety of instructional approaches for learning how to set up and use NYU Classes. Useful information here includes: using various Classes tools such as Assignments and Forums/incorporating video content/general course design.

Our educational technology specialist is available to assist you further with NYU Classes, including 1-on1 training and input on how to utilize NYU Classes tools in ways that supports your pedagogy and curriculum. Schedule a training by clicking the Training link in the sidebar. Learn more.

Presentation

PowerPoint

PowerPoint

Widely used in live and virtual classroom contexts, a slide-based format for presenting lecture content. A record lecture function is available in Powerpoint for presenting lecture content before class. Learn more.

Google Slides

Google Slides

A slide presentation native to Google's Apps for Education. An ideal presentation design tool for individuals working in teams. Team members can work on a single slide show simultaneously in real time and save to shared folder in Google Drive. Learn more.

Prezi

Prezi

Dynamic, non-linear, anti-bullet point counterpoint to PowerPoint. Content inputted on single page, and presented through dragging mouse between locations on a visual map. Largely image based approach to delivering content. Learn more.

Meeting

WebEx

WebEx

An online meeting tool for large numbers of participants to meet at the same time. It has been used widely in distance learning. It enables instructors to share content and break student into groups for discussion. It is recommended that a technical expert should be always on-site to ensure that the presenters do not have to focus on technical concerns. Learn more.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

A free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats, with up to 10 participants at a time. In comparison with Skype, it is easier for sharing presentations, photos, or other content during the video chat. Learn more. 

Skype

Skype

A widely used software for video chat and voice call services.The video and audio quality is slightly better than Google Hangouts. Can add up to 25 people to the call (free version). Learn more.

Video Sharing/Capture

NYU Stream

NYU Stream

Similar to YouTube video-posting platform, but exclusive to NYU and protected from general public consumption. Discussions can happen on NYU Stream, but only in text form. A good medium for sharing projects with the NYU Community or creating private, course-exclusive channels. User must be logged in to NYU Home. Learn more.

Youtube

Youtube

Well known, public video streaming service. It's possible to create private viewing channels, but no real advantage over NYU Stream in this regard. Fewer commercial interruptions with NYU Stream. YouTube is ideal for students who may want to do their own thing outside NYU network. Privacy concerns, but video channels may be made private to public. Learn more.

Explain Everything

Explain Everything

Mainly used with iPad, a combination of presentation and recording software. It allows teachers and students to create presentations (by adding web links, images, video, text, and voice-over etc.) to demonstrate a concept or illustrate a tutorial while recording the screencast at the same time. Learn more.

Image

ArtStor

ArtStor

An non-profit online resource of more than 1.9 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. It is also a Web-based cataloging and image management software service that allows institutions to catalog, edit, store, and share local collections. Learn more.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works. A variety of images, videos, musics available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing. Learn more.

Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Stock photography, stock footage and stock music provider. Has much more image resources than Artstor and Creative Commons. But users need to buy licenses in order to use their resources. Learn more.

File Sharing

NYU Box

NYU Box

Cloud-based service for file storage/sharing and document collaboration. It can be used by individuals and departments in NYU community. Meets the University’s standards for storing restricted or potentially sensitive data. An advantage over K-Drive as data may be accessed from home. Learn more.

Google Drive

Google Drive

A file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.It is widely used by faculty and students for sharing files and collaborative work. Learn more.

Collaborative Learning

Wiki

NYU Wikis

A web-based collaborative tool for research, instruction, and academic-related activities inside NYU community. Its functionality is similar to Wikipedia. Each Wiki space is its own content area that can be limited to invited participants or open to all. Learn more.

Hypothesis

Hypothesis

An open platform for collaborative learning and discussion on the web. It leverages annotation to enable collaboration among users for sentence-level critique or note-taking on articles, news, books etc. Learn more.

Discussion

NYU Classes-Forum

NYU Classes-Forum

Discussion tool inside NYU Classes, allows students to engage in asynchronous discussion between class sessions with other students or instructor. It also allows students to post assignments and instructors to give feedback. Learn more.

Voicethread

VoiceThread

Software platform that enables students and instructors to post video content and create prompts for discussion that can take the form of video response, as well as text and audio-based response. This technology affords a virtual approximation of a live classroom discussion. Learn more. 

Piazza

Piazza

Free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. It is similar to a Q&A web service. It can be described as "mixture between a wiki and a forum". Learn more.

Brainstorming

Padlet

Padlet

A virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic together. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) on the page. Learn more. 

Realtime Board

Realtime Board

Similar to Padlet, an online whiteboard that allows user to collaborate with team members. But it has more advanced functions for visualizing and organizing ideas and projects in a rational way. Learn more.

Survey

NYU Qualtrics

NYU Qualtrics

A tool for creating and administering web-based surveys for research, teaching, and administrative needs for NYU community. Learn more.

Google Form

Google Form

Part of Google's suite of apps for education. User-friendly survey tool, with a variety of question formats possible, and ability to generate visual infographics based on captured analytics. Learn more.

Polling

NYU Clickers/Polling Response System

NYU Clickers/Polling Response System

Clickers/Polling Response System allows instructors to pose questions or poll students, receive a response in real-time, and analyze collected responses. It enables faculty to solicit instantaneous feedback during class on everything from student attendance to comprehension of complex knowledge. Learn more.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Another audience response app for mobile devices, like Mentimeter, able to gather survey data live from smartphones. Free for basic account, charges for more than 25 responses per poll. Learn more.

Data Visualization

Fulcrum

Fulcrum

A mobile data collection platform that allows user to build, deploy, & collect data with customized apps. It can collect survey data with GPS coordinates and view field data collection activities on a map for real-time tracking. Learn more.

Web/E-Portfolios

 NYU Web Publishing

NYU Web Publishing

Powered by WordPress, it provides an easy way for current NYU faculty, staff and students to create a website or blog using predefined design. Learn more.

NYU Learning Portfolios

NYU Learning Portfolios

A cloud-based tool that allows students to upload a variety of material reflective of their academic work at NYU, which can then be shared with potential employers or academic advisors, professors, and admissions officers. Learn more.

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  • Course Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Multimedia Consultation
  • Technology Training

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