Tech Savvy, an e-learning program developed by NYU IT for faculty and administrators, has just launched its second iteration of the tech-education series. The program, which has already garnered over 2,000 registrations, has just added a number of new modules covering content like NYU Classes and NYU Stream, to a run-down of NYU offered Productivity Tools. The modules have gained significant traction over the last year due to the brevity of the e-learning subjects (20-30 minutes) and it’s dynamic and user-friendly design.

According to their website, the complete list of e-learning subjects are:

Individual Technology Security

  • Learn about computer security at NYU and how to secure your computer and phone from common attacks, such as a phishing scam

NYU Classes

  • Get to know the key capabilities of the NYU Classes service, including:
    • Activating a course
    • Modifying your default tools
    • Using Assignments and other optional tools

NYU Classes (Intermediate)

  • Learn more about the key uses of the gradebook, lessons, group, tests/quizzes functions when building and organizing a course in NYU Classes.

NYU Classroom Technology

  • Best practices when using classroom technology before a class begins and during the class, including some basic troubleshooting

NYU Google Apps

  • Learn about the tools that make up Google Apps and how they can be used to support colleagues and community members:(including Email, Calendar, Drive, Groups, as well as Chat & Hangouts)

NYU Stream

  • Learn how to access and use key capabilities of NYU Stream, including:
    • Uploading media
    • Recording via webcam
    • Creating and managing channels and playlists

NYU Survey Service

  • Create and administer web-based surveys for research, teaching, and administrative needs.

NYU Web Publishing

  • Learn about and use key features of NYU Web Publishing technology such as:
    • Creating a Web Page and adding content to it
    • Customizing menus
    • Using iframes, media and widgets

Productivity Tools

  • Get familiar with tips, tricks, and recommended practices for the various capabilities of NYU Drive and Microsoft Office in academic and administrative contexts.

Tools for File Storage

  • Gain an understanding of the current file storage and sharing tools available at NYU and their key functions

Video and Web Conferencing

  • Learn about the common types of video and web conferencing tools and what they are used for at NYU and the differences between them.

To access these modules:

  1. Log into the NYUHome Work tab at with your NYU NetID and password
  2. Scroll to and click the NYUiLearn Login button to launch NYUiLearn in a separate window.
  3. From the NYUiLearn home page, enter "Tech Savvy" in the "Search for a Course" box
  4. On the page that opens, click Enroll next to your desired course.
  5. Click Open then Launch to enter the course.


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