A Note on Modes of Instruction
In Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, First-Years Seminars are being taught variously as in-person classes, blended classes, and fully online classes. Online instruction will be conducted over NYU Zoom, while in-person and blended seminars will involve instruction in socially distanced classrooms.
Whether you are fully online, or accommodating remote attendance, we strongly advise that you schedule your Zoom meetings via NYU Classes. Each of your NYU Classes sites will have a Zoom button on the toolbar to the left (if it is missing, let us know and we can help), and scheduling your classes this way will give all students enrolled in your class automatic access to scheduled Zoom meetings, and make it easy for them to find recordings. You should always make sure to sign into your NYU Zoom account (via nyu.zoom.us or the NYU Home page) before class starts, as otherwise you might encounter issues with the platform recognizing you as the host.
If you are teaching an in-person or blended seminar you may still have students on your roster who are "remote" (they are located in a different part of the country or the world) but who can “attend” your course synchronously. In this case, you will need to set up a Zoom link so the student can view and listen to your seminar as it unfolds in real time. The Zoom cart in your room has a large screen on which you can display any slides or images (using the “Share Screen” function so that the remote students who are Zooming in can see them).
In addition to the above, whether you are in-person, blended, or fully online, you may have students on your roster in different time zones who need to be accommodated asynchronously, i.e., the time difference between New York and their location is so great that they cannot "Zoom in" and participate in your course that way. (Please note that we pulled all Go Local -- NYU Shanghai students from fall First-Year Seminars because of the 12-hour time difference.)
If you are not sure whether you have any students who will be attending your class remotely, student location should now be listed on your class roster on Albert.
Audio-Visual Equipment in Classrooms
For fall 2020 and spring 2021, all regular classroom technical equipment has been disabled and replaced with a “Zoom cart” (see Campus Media webpage). This means that if you were planning on using slides or images, you must use the Zoom cart. Zoom carts will have large screens, cameras, and 25ft HDMI cables to connect to your laptop. This also means that those of you teaching blended or in-person courses must bring a laptop to class meetings (and an HDMI adapter, if necessary).
Please see here for a video demonstration of the Zoom carts. You can also find a Quick Start guide here, or more detailed instructions here; you may also find many of your questions on the use of Zoom carts answered here. If you have additional questions regarding the Zoom carts, please contact AskIT@nyu.edu.
In each of the Zoom Classrooms there will be a printed version of the User Guide, as well as a guide card for requesting assistance. If you are in class and require assistance, the quickest way to request it is to dial 212-998-3400 (x83400) and provide the Service Desk with the building and room location, and the local department’s support team will be contacted for dispatch.