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Gallatin Launches New Social & Academic Networking Platform for Graduate Students – Sign In Today!

Students can think of ATLAS as Facebook for their academic connections

Apr 11, 2011

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NYU Gallatin’s Office of Technology and Operations recently announced a new initiative aimed at making connecting and collaborating easier for graduate students. The pilot project, called Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) for academic networking and collaboration in teaching, learning and scholarship, will be known as the ATLAS (Advanced Teaching, Learning, And Scholarship) Network.

The initial goal of ATLAS is to allow participants to share their academic identities and build scholarly networks across courses, clubs and research groups. To start, the Gallatin Graduate Students ATLAS group will have pages where you can post academic interests and thesis topics, discuss projects and find help with them, post your events and find other Gallatin students who might help in your academic or career goals.

Signing up is easy! Please follow the following two steps:

  1. Login to ATLAS using your NYU Home NetID and password at atlas.nyu.edu and edit your profile. Be sure to add information to the "About Me" section so people with similar academic interests can find you. And be sure to add a photo.
  2. You will find the Gallatin Graduate Students group under the My Groups area. Add your academic interests and thesis topic to the Concentrations and Thesis Topics page.
Here are a few items to take note of:
  • If you have any trouble logging in, please refresh the login page and try again. 
  • For best performance, use Firefox, Safari, or Chrome browsers. Currently, ATLAS is not optimized for use with Internet Explorer, although we plan to have these optimizations in place by May.
  • ATLAS is not currently optimized for use on iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices. Therefore, you may experience some formatting issues when using these devices. 
You may be wondering why you should participate when some of you are already using Facebook to share academic content. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Starting in the fall you will be able to do much more with ATLAS.
  • It will become your NYU portfolio, a place to keep all of your academic work--and more--you will decide if, or with whom, you share that work. And this means not only papers, but multimedia as well. 
  • Your school, course, class and club affiliations will all be recognized in ATLAS and allow you to connect within and outside of these groups. 
  • Course sites will soon be migrated to ATLAS, but unlike Blackboard, you will be able share across courses as well as within.

 

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