UPDATED: SafeNet Wireless Authentication Issues

UPDATE: Network Services has implemented a temporary fix to restore wireless connectivity for SafeNet and Eduroam network SSIDs. The team is still working with the vendor to resolve the original issue. We received the following alert from VCU Network Services.  “We are experiencing authentication issues on SafeNet wireless this morning. Network Services believes this is related to […]

Top Hat Training for Faculty

Now that Top Hat is free for VCU students, it is the perfect time to learn how to use Top Hat to engage students in an active learning environment. Top Hat also integrates with Canvas, VCU’s  learning management system. Sponsored by Academic Technologies, Top Hat specialists will deliver online training sessions for VCU faculty. An […]

Top Hat Summer Camp for Faculty

Top Hat’s instructional design team is hosting a free Summer Camp webinar series July 26-27. Classrooms are evolving, and so is Top Hat. Join their 2-day virtual program featuring Top Hat experts and guest panelists for a series of sessions and workshops to learn everything you need to unleash your students’ potential as you gear […]

Top Hat is Free for VCU Students

Beginning with the summer 2021 semester, access to the Top Hat active learning platform is free for all VCU students. Students must be currently enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course with a “student” affiliation. Top Hat will automatically issue a refund to students who purchased a subscription for Summer 2021 courses. For more information, […]

Spring 2021 Central Classroom Technology Faculty Survey

As each semester comes to a close, we like to assess the effectiveness of our classroom technology presentation systems in meeting our faculty’s instructional needs.  As this semester continued our charge to educate during the pandemic, it has also given us opportunities to look to the future of our educational spaces.  It is for this reason that […]

New Adobe Creative Cloud Pricing Starts May 15th

Starting May 15th, students can gain access to Creative Cloud for the summer semester for $7, and access for the Fall and Spring for $15 a semester in a deal that includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Animator, Audition and more, as well as free assets from the Adobe Stock library of graphics, photos and videos. […]

Canvas Tip: Uploading Videos and Large Files

The following post comes to you from the Learning Systems blog. If you haven’t already, check out their blog for more information about Canvas, Kaltura, and much more! It has always been highly encouraged that users not upload videos directly into Bb but instead upload your videos to Kaltura and then embed or link them […]

Holiday Webinars with Top Hat, prizes to be Won!

The holiday season is fast approaching and it is sure to be an interesting new year ahead. Just as Fall 2020 forced everyone out of their comfort zones into what has been referred to as the “new normal”, Spring 2021 is sure to have its own challenges. Top Hat wants to help not just in […]

Central Classroom User Survey

As each semester comes to a close, we try and assess the effectiveness of our classroom technology presentation system in meeting our faculty’s instructional needs.  This semester has undoubtedly been challenging in several new ways and we know that these challenges brought new and creative uses of our classroom systems as faculty have had to adapt. […]

Is your Document Camera video feed looking strange?

Zoom: Uncheck “Mirror My Video” in video settings. For most users, “Mirror My Video” is a setting people leave on, so when you look at your webcam view of yourself it looks like you’re looking in a mirror. But if you use the document camera for written text, it will not look right. By going […]

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