Category results for: Central Classroom Updates

Software Requests

On Friday, June 7th, Labs and Classrooms Computing will be freezing all further software requests for centrally-managed classroom and lab spaces until June 30th to begin testing a new operating system image for deployment starting July 1st. During this time (June 8th through June 30th) it is critical that any new software requests are properly […]

Training – Top Hat Student Response System

Academic Technologies has scheduled three Top Hat training sessions for faculty. These online sessions will be led by a specialist from Top Hat. Full description and registration for faculty can be found at  A link to join the online sessions is included in the registration details. More information about Top Hat can be found at

Top Hat Fall 2018 Usage Survey

The new VCU Student Response System, Top Hat, was fully implemented at the start of the fall semester.  Academic Technologies would greatly appreciate your feedback, which will assist us with addressing concerns, understanding the features that are most important to you, and planning for future enhancements.  Please take a few moments to complete this brief […]

Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction. If you […]

Summer 2018 Classroom Updates

This summer the Labs and Classrooms Computing team has upgraded all centrally supported classrooms to update application software and provide a refreshed desktop experience. The new desktop experience provides a clearer view of the most commonly used applications, support information, weather info, and other information. With the transition to Top Hat, our new desktop experience […]

Kaltura Classroom Is Here!

Kaltura Classroom (also called Kaltura Lecture Capture) enables you to create high-quality recordings in any classroom. With Kaltura Classroom, you can have your class schedule managed to create an automated hands-free experience. Kaltura’s platform allows you to set where the content will be shared to, whether in Blackboard or MediaSpace. Kaltura Classroom can record any […]

Top Hat on Campus Training

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, VCU Academic Technologies wants to make you aware of an opportunity for faculty to learn about using Top Hat in their classrooms. A Top Hat representative will be onsite August 20-22 to provide training for faculty. There are basic, advanced and Q&A sessions scheduled for all three days, to […]

Spring 2018 Classroom Technology Faculty Survey

If you have used one of our centrally supported classrooms this semester, we would like to hear about your experiences related to the technology this semester. For a list of classrooms that are centrally supported, please click on your campus’ link below. Monroe Park Campus Centrally Supported Classrooms MCV Campus Centrally Supported Classrooms Please click […]

Deadline for Transition From Turning Technologies

Beginning May 16, 2018, Turning Technologies will no longer be the supported Student Response System for VCU.  Any classes using a student response system other than Top Hat, after May 16th, should contact the vendor for support.  Visit our knowledge base for more information and resources.

Top Hat Student Response System Training Survey

Academic Technologies will be scheduling Top Hat training sessions for faculty and staff over the next few months. To assist with planning and scheduling, your input would be greatly appreciated.  Please participate in this short survey.  Turning Technologies and other Student Response Systems (SRS)  will no longer be supported by VCU Technology Services after May 16, 2018. […]

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