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TopHat Summer Camp

Top Hat is offering its annual faculty development series called Summer Camp. Delivered in weekly installments throughout July, Summer Camp offers a mix of keynote speakers and faculty-led sessions with a focus on learning to use Top Hat. This year’s featured keynotes include Teaching a Great First Day of Class with Dr. James Lang, and […]

Updated: Top Hat SMS submission now available!

Update: As of 9/8/2023, Top Hat SMS submission is now available again! If you have any questions, please respond to this email or contact support@tophat.com.  Original Post: Top Hat’s SMS text message submission functionality is temporarily unavailable to students with US phone numbers due to new regulations around SMS messaging from application providers to users of […]

VCU Network Connectivity Issues – June 17th, 2022

VCU Technology Services teams are troubleshooting network connectivity issues from this morning. Today (June 17th, 2022) at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, a firewall profile will be reapplied to the login.vcu.edu authentication service used for logging into VCU services to return the service back to the baseline standard for operational security. For customers, this will be a disruption of […]

New Adobe Products and Features

All Adobe Creative Cloud users at VCU now have access to Adobe’s Substance 3D collection of apps and services. To learn more, please visit: https://substance3d.adobe.com Adobe Spark is now Creative Cloud Express. In addition to the same features Spark previously offered, Creative Cloud Express includes two additional applications for quick and easy editing: Premiere Rush for […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Camp 2021

This four-day boot camp, sponsored by VCU Online and Academic Technologies, is designed to assist faculty in preparing for online and technology enhanced courses. The boot camp, in Canvas and on Zoom, will include morning workshops and afternoon open office hours for personalized assistance with course design and technical support. Enroll For more information, contact […]

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 […]

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: https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17606 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, […]

VCU is the first school in Virginia to earn the designation of Creative Campus from Adobe

VCU is the first school in Virginia to earn the designation of Creative Campus from Adobe. By incorporating problem-solving into our curricula and fostering 21st-century methods of teaching and learning, VCU embraces teaching digital literacy skills in higher education. Our students learn the skill of persuasive communication, allowing them to clearly express ideas in the […]

Faculty Preferences when Teaching with Technology Survey

VCU Faculty, The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE), Academic Technologies, ALTlab and Online@VCU are conducting a research study to explore faculty perceptions of teaching with technology. This study will help inform further development of existing technology tools and applications, as well as to determine whether our current technology and faculty development practices are […]

Adobe and Disney Creative Jam for Students

Adobe! Disney! Students! Prizes! Student Creative Jam – Oct 18-21 Online and on-campus event! Adobe has partnered with Disney Channels to host an event for higher ed students that will challenge the conventional narrative and change the way you tell stories. Compete in this free tournament to win a Visa gift card, a subscription to […]

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