Monday, January 12, 2015

FITL Spring Workshops begin January 13

FITL's Spring Semester Teaching Technology Workshops begin tomorrow!

Join us to learn how to set up, publish and maximize the use of your NYU Classes course sites.

If you are an instructor, these three sessions will put you on track to develop an effective course site for your students to use throughout the semester:

  • Getting Started with NYU Classes
  • Building an Online Course Supplement in NYU Classes
  • Grading & Assessment with NYU Classes

FITL also offers drop-in sessions for quick questions every Tuesday 3pm - 5pm and Friday 10am - 5pm.

All workshops and drop-in sessions are available onsite and online.

View the full list of workshops

Monday, September 29, 2014

EDUCAUSE Virtual Conference 2014

FITL would like to invite you to join us Tuesday, September 30th - Thursday, October 2nd for the EDUCAUSE Virtual Conference

We will set up in LC 433 and LC 444 for the three days of the conference and provide faculty and staff with free access to all webcasts or interactive online sessions.  Come and attend as many sessions as you like.  

Here are some of the session topics listed on the agenda:
  • Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Higher Education
  • Behind the Curtain: Technologies Supporting Student Success
  • Designing an Adaptable Evaluative Tool for Educational Technologies
  • Student Success Is Everybody's Business
  • MOOCs Beyond the Hype: The Open Learning Journey at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Driving Innovation in the Learning Environment: The Flipped Classroom
  • New Responsibilities for Postsecondary Education in the 21st Century
You can also browse through the entire Virtual Conference Agenda here.

Please share with your colleagues and email to RSVP.

Monday, August 25, 2014

FITL Welcomes New Students

Dear Student,

On behalf of the Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning Center (FITL), we welcome you to the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

As part of your new student technology packet, you are receiving a ResponseCard RF LCD System, a “Clicker”and a ResponseWare 1Yr-Activation Card.

Our faculty uses this response technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. You will use the combination of the Clicker and ResponseWare in many of your courses to respond to in-class questions and quizzes. The use of this system allows for a more interactive and engaging class experience. It also allows for real-time assessment of student preparation and their understanding of the course material. This tool is extremely valuable in helping students and instructors focus on the course topics that warrant further examination and explanation. Your professors will provide you with the full details on how they plan to use this technology in the classroom.

At the Clicker Distribution and Registration Sessions during the New Student Orientation, you will learn more about this technology and also pick up & register your clicker/license.

For additional information on the response system and to download the Student Information Guide, please visit:

Happy School Year!

Yona Jean-Pierre
Director of FITL

Monday, June 30, 2014

Upcoming Technology and Academic Conferences

Here are some upcoming Technology and Academic Conferences that may provide professional development opportunities:

July 8-9 – Denver, CO           

July 21-24 – Las Vegas, NV 

July 21-24 – Las Vegas, NV

July 21-24 – Las Vegas, NV

July 21-24 – Las Vegas, NV

July 26-30 – Minneapolis       

July 28-31 – Boston, MA     
August 6-9 – Portland, OR   

August 12-14 – Madison, WI

August 13-15 – Reston, VA 

August 22-24 – Vancouver, Canada           

September 12-14 – Providence, RI 

September 20-21 – Queens, NY    

September 29 - October 2 – Orlando, FL  

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference
October 12-14  – Denver, CO          

October 23-24 – Indianapolis, IN      

October 29-31 – Orlando, FL           

November 4-8 – Jacksonville, FL    

November 5-7 – Atlanta, GA           

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Pre-registration Tutorial

The Academic Advisement Center (AAC) just launched a Pre-registration Tutorial for the Fall 2014 cohort of first-year students entering the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. This online multimedia resource is designed to educate new students on the registration process, highlighting the conceptual and technical information connected to their enrollment activities.

This application presents information to students utilizing a gaming approach.  It consists of eight panels of information, each containing different missions that students must complete. Students are invited to watch information videos, access apps to answer relevant questions and browse through PDF documents.  There is a 1-question quiz on every panel that students must answer to proceed to the next panel. Students are also directed to our learning management system, NYU Classes, for a cumulative quiz on the topics covered. The tutorial is available 24/7 -- students can access it at their leisure, from a variety of geographic locations.

This application was produced by AAC and FITL. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NYU Classes goes live!

As of today, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has made the switch to NYU Classes (Sakai CLE) from Blackboard 9.1!

Today marks the first day of the summer sessions, and all course sites are now located on NYU Classes. Information about the transition and available training can be found on the FITL website.

Have you set up your course site yet? If not, email us for more information.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NYU Classes Training Workshops

By now you have probably heard that NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering will be transitioning away from Blackboard 9.1 to NYU Classes, powered by Sakai CLE.

The FITL Center will be offering two weeks of training workshops on NYU Classes beginning on April 22nd. Additional training will be offered in June and again in August.

Reserve your spot from the Workshop Schedule, or view the entire calendar here.

Sessions include:
  • Getting Started with NYU Classes
  • Getting Started with NYU Classes (online session)
  • Grading & Assessment with NYU Classes
More information on the transition from Blackboard to NYU Classes