Instructional Technology @ Wagner

Instructional Technology @ Wagner

Integrating technology into your course learning plan can greatly enhance your class. Wagner offers at least one teaching workshop each semester to help instructors utilize an array of educational technology services and tools.


Instructional Technology @ Wagner Teaching Workshop Series: "NYU Classes—3 Tools You Can Use Right Now" - on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, led Clea Mahoney,  NYU IT Training Lead and eLearning Specialist for the NYU Classes team.

Join Academic Programs for the first workshop of the Instructional Technology @ Wagner 2019-20 Teaching Workshop Series: "NYU Classes—3 Tools You Can Use Right Now," led by Clea Mahoney, NYU IT Training Lead and eLearning Specialist for the NYU Classes team.

In this workshop, we will be looking at how to:

1.       Organize materials and content for students (Lessons tool)

2.       Collect, grade and return work to students (Assignments & Gradebook tools)

3.       Communicate with students (Announcements tool)

This 1-hour workshop (offered in-person in the Lafayette Conference Room or online via Zoom) from noon to 1 pm will include a discussion, demos and some maker time (towards the end) to work on the recommended tools. Please bring your laptop if you would like to work on your own Classes site(s) during the workshop. It will conclude with an optional ½ hour Q&A with Clea & Henrie from 1-1:30 pm. 

Join us if you are a faculty or staff member looking to incorporate or support the use of new tools in your Classes site(s) this term. Lunch will be provided—please RSVP here for an accurate headcount. (The Zoom link will be provided once you RSVP.) Please bring along all your questions about using NYU Classes!


Instructional Technology @ Wagner Teaching Workshop Series: "Lunch and Learn —Let's talk about Zoom" - on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Wagner and Remote (via Zoom), led by Henrie Paz-Amor, Instructional Technologist for Wagner, Academic Programs Team. 

Join us for a more informal conversation about using Zoom and incorporating the tool into your NYU Classes site this term. Come talk to your peers about how they are using it and learn more. 

Save the date! RSVP link to come. 

Illustrative Materials from PAST Wagner Teaching Workshops

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles - April 5, 2019

Academic Programs Team, led by Henrie Paz-Amor, Instructional Technologist at Wagner

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Teaching Tips for Using ZOOM - March 14, 2019

Academic Programs Team, led by Henrie Paz-Amor, Instructional Technologist at Wagner 

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NYU Classes Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting -  January 30, 2019

Hosted by Academic Programs, led by Clea  Mahoney eLearning Specialist, Teaching and Learning with Technology | NYU IT

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Designing Digital Formative Assessments - October 20, 2017

Led by Ofelia Mangen, Educational Designer + Technologist with NYU IT Teaching + Learning with Technology

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Using Advanced Tools in NYU Classes - August 31, 2017

Led by Kacie Cleary and Rob Egan, e-Learning specialists with the NYU Classes team at the Digital Studio

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Data Services at NYU – October 7, 2016

Data Services provides consultation and instructional support for researchers and instructors using quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial (GIS) software and methods at NYU. Their team can advise on projects across the entire research data lifecycle, including access, analysis, collection development, data management, and data preservation.

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Panel: Lessons Tool in NYU Classes and Digital Studio– January 17, 2017

Video Segments:

The Digital Studio: Dan Hodnett, Digital Studio Manager

NYU Classes Update: Kacie Cleary, Senior eLearning Specialist

Redesigning Your Course Using the NYU Lessons Tool in NYU Classes
Demonstration by Elizabeth McAlpin, Project Director of Research and Outcomes Assessment, Teaching and Learning with Technology, NYUIT

Q&A with the panel

Example Digital Studio Interviews

With Professor Miranda Schreurs, made by Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Larsen for the urban planning course “Land Use Law: The Planning Perspective”

EU Energy Efficiency Directive

City Innovations in Germany

Hanover Example / Dutch Lawsuit / New Technologies

Going Green: The German Energy Transition

The following Instructional Technology tools and services are available at NYU. Learn about the functionality and training options for each service via the links below:

  • NYU Classes, including the Lessons tool, which can integrate resources into weekly lesson plans and enables video embedding; and the Forums tool, which allows for discussions outside of the classroom

  • Participate in an NYU Classes Pilot and Integration this year. 

  • Google Apps for Education, including NYU Chat/Hangouts, which allows instant messaging and group video calls, and Google Forms (surveys)

  • Instructional Video Modules at the Digital Studio (facilities located in the Bobst Digital Studio to create high-quality recordings)

  • NYU Stream, which provides users with the ability to upload, record via webcam, manage, and share video clips

  • Web Publishing, powered by WordPress, which provides an easy way for faculty, staff, and students to create a website or blog

  • Data Services, a joint service of NYU's Division of Libraries and Information Technology Services to support quantitative, qualitative, and geographical research at NYU
  • Use your Zoom Pro account to invite a guest speaker or hold class remotely. This page describes the services and resources that NYU offers in the event that you need to teach a class remotely due to inclement weather conditions
  • Kaltura Capture, which enables faculty to record a lecture or webinar, post it to NYU Stream, and share it via NYU Classes

Throughout the year, NYU IT hosts trainings for NYU Classes, including tours of the Digital Studio. Learn more

Consultations and walk-in support are available at the NYU Digital Studio and Data Services Monday-Friday. Please review each website for hours and availability.  

Tech Savvy is a series of brief, fully online learning modules that can help you use a number of NYU technology tools and services in new ways to work more efficiently, effectively, or creatively.

NYU IT Support and Contact Information

  • Online: Search NYU ServiceLink for tutorials, service descriptions, relevant knowledge base articles, and other support information.

  • By Phone: Call the IT Service Desk to speak with someone about your IT support needs. Available 24/7 at 212.998.3333.

  • By Email:

Wagner Instructional Technology Support Information

Members of the working group can answer questions about educational technology resources at NYU, provide helpful tips for engaging with them, and point you in the right direction for further resources. Email with your questions.

Working Group Members:

Joshua Merfeld, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service
Lawrence Mirsky, Director, Office of Information Technology
Henrietta Paz-Amor, Instructional Technologist
Craig Schott, Faculty Support

Liaisons to Related NYU Committees:

Joshua Merfeld, Future of Technology-Enhanced Education
Lawrence Mirsky, CIO Council, Digital Learning Environment Subcommittee
Henrietta Paz-Amor, Instructional Technology Subcommittee
Craig Schott, User Advisory Group, Executive Committee