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 […]

Centrally Supported Classroom Technology Resources for Fall 2020

I wanted to update everyone with some resources that I hope will be helpful as you prepare to teach in one of our centrally supported classrooms.  A complete list of our central classrooms is available at Central Classroom Technology Support Hotlines If you have any questions about your classroom, would like to schedule a […]

Top Hat Training Opportunity

Justin Barreto from Top Hat will be hosting a faculty workshop focused on Top Hat`s Classroom Engagement tool.  To register for this session, please visit: The focus is to equip faculty to: Teach with flexibility using Virtual Classroom capabilities- live stream lectures, lecture recordings, instant messaging, remote proctoring & more Drive engagement with live interactive questions, […]

AppsAnywhere Demonstration

When: Tuesday, June 30, 2-3pmFacilitated by: Houston Griffith, Labs and Classrooms Computing in Academic TechnologiesWhere: Zoom. A link and password will appear on the confirmation page after submitting the registration form. Hosted by the CTLE and Academic Technologies on Zoom, join us for a demo of AppsAnywhere. Learn how you and your students can choose […]

Free 2-Month Adobe Creative Cloud License

On behalf of the School of the Arts, Technology Services and the VCU Libraries, we would like to announce that a limited two-month license for Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for free to all VCU students. This new license can be installed on unlimited personal devices, including tablets and smartphones, and gives you access […]

New Zoom Account Creation Procedure

As of today, all VCU Zoom accounts are being issued as “Licensed”. It is no longer necessary for users to fill out a request ticket. They simply log in at with their VCU eID and password, and their account will be provisioned. Users still working with a “Basic” account should log out and back […]

Adobe on Multiple Computers

Attention Faculty and Staff: Adobe Acrobat and Creative Cloud license holders may install the software on multiple computers, including your home computer. The applications may be in use on two computers at the same time. If you have difficulty logging in to a third computer, you must log out on one of the other computers […]