NYU Brightspace

The Transition to NYU Brightspace

NYU Classes has been replaced by NYU Brightspace and starting in the fall 2021 semester, all instruction will be on NYU Brightspace. NYU Classes will not be available for course site creation.

Take time to familiarize yourself with NYU Brightspace.

Please contact us at nyuad.academictech@nyu.edu with any concerns or questions about Brightspace.

NYU Brightspace is the university’s new learning management system, providing access to course material, embedded course videos, class-related announcements, and more.  

Get the Most Out of NYU Brightspace

  • What is NYU Brightspace?

    The NYU Brightspace online learning management system enables NYU faculty to use the web to enhance classroom instruction. Instructors can use NYU Brightspace to:

    • Create full-featured, online course environments for the members of their class to share course readings and lectures.
    • Distribute and collect assignments.
    • Generate a virtual class discussion, and more. 

    NYU Brightspace is the same tool used by NYU faculty across global NYU locations, so you can share content across your course sites, regardless of where they’ve been taught.

    When to Activate NYU Brightspace Sites

    Generally, NYU Brightspace sites are available for activation approximately two weeks after semester registration. The time frames below provide a general guideline around course site availability. Once faculty are able to activate their NYU Brightspace sites for the upcoming term, announcements will be posted in the NYUAD Intranet and the Faculty Gazette email newsletter.

    Fall Courses J-Term Spring Summer
    Beginning of May Beginning of November Beginning of December Beginning of March

    Faculty and Staff Training

    Get familiar with the look and feel of Brightspace and learn more about tools, capabilities, and training:

    • Faculty and Staff Training page — including how to set up your site


    Watch the video: NYU LMS (Brightspace) Overview for Faculty and Staff

    Personalized Help with NYU Brightspace

    We offer multiple self-help resources and tutorials to get you started with using NYU Brightspace. Additionally, academic technologists are available to work with you individually to set up your course sites and customize them to your curricular needs. You may also schedule an appointment with the team at the Center for Academic Technology.

    The NYUAD Library can assist faculty with adding library materials to their NYU Brightspace course site. Services include:

    • Linking any e-content available within the NYU Library collections — database content, journal articles, ebooks, and more.
    • Scanning and uploading NYUAD Library books.

    Please request assistance two months prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure availability of content. Please note NYU'S policy, based on Fair Use Copyright Law, dictates that no more than 15 percent of a book be scanned and uploaded to NYU Brightspace. Selections that exceed that limit can be placed on Course Reserve upon request.

    NYU Brightspace How-to

    For more information about NYU Brightspace, please view the NYU Brightspace: Guide for Instructors, search Service Link, the ITS Knowledge Base, or contact the Center for Academic Technology in the Library at nyuad.academictech@nyu.edu.

Center for Academic Technology

The Center for Academic Technology (CAT) is the one-stop shop where NYU Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff can receive help with their academic technology needs.

The team supports students, faculty, and staff in using technology, software, and equipment for their teaching and research. This team also supports classroom technology services and audio-visual services on campus. They are located in the NYUAD Library.