Canvas Status Updates for August 5th, 2020

How to publish courses and override term settings in Canvas The term settings in Canvas for Fall 2020 are set to allow student access on August 11th. If an instructor wishes to allow students to access their courses now, the default term setting can be overridden within course settings. Learning Systems has added a new […]

Mid-Summer Communication – Blackboard Faculty

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, As we move towards the Fall Semester at VCU, faculty are facing many challenges with teaching both in the classroom and online. Added to that is the challenge of switching to a new Learning Management System – Canvas. Learning Systems is here to help! Here is an information brief about what is […]

VoiceThread Workshops – July and August 2020

VoiceThread Basics 1: Upload, Comment, and ShareJuly 14 at 12:30pm ET – Register Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free accounts. VoiceThread Basics 2: Groups […]

Canvas Training for Faculty/Staff This week

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend ”Canvas Exploration for VCU Faculty” on 6/24 (1pm-4pm) or 6/25 (9am-noon).  Sponsored by VCU Academic Technologies, these 3-hour online training sessions will provide VCU instructors with a detailed exploration of Canvas. The trainer will guide you through course navigation, file management, communications, grading, assignments, dashboards, and more. Learn how […]

Canvas Exploration for VCU Faculty

Facilitator: Canvas Senior Trainer, Woody Roper When: 6/24/20 1pm-4pm , 6/25, 9am-12pm (same content offered twice) Sponsored by VCU Academic Technologies, this 3-hour online training session will provide VCU instructors with a detailed exploration of Canvas. The trainer will guide you through course navigation, file management, communications, grading, assignments, dashboards, and more. Learn how to […]

Teaching with Canvas at VCU Sessions Available!

Hosted by Academic Technologies, in partnership with the CTLE and ALTLab, this 1.5-hour online training session will demonstrate how to get started with Canvas. Instructors will learn how to use the basic features to get their course up and running in Canvas. Each session is the same, so select the one that best fits your […]

Simplifying Access to Applications Using AppsAnywhere

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2-3pmFacilitator: Houston Griffith, Academic Technologies Hosted by the CTLE and Academic Technologies on Zoom, join us for a demo of AppsAnywhere. Learn how you and your students can choose and use your favorite software applications, such as SAS, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, CityEngine and many more on your personal or university-owned device. Register […]

Respondus Training – June 2020

Instructor Training:LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor This comprehensive training is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The training will cover:How to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to protect integrity and ensure student identityThe instructor and student perspective using each applicationHow to analyze proctoring results, including […]

Canvas Intro and Q&A Sessions Available!

VCU’s transition to Canvas as our primary Learning Management System (LMS) is well underway.  Our Blackboard system will be retired June 30, 2021, with all courses using Canvas by fall 2021. We are working diligently to provide a variety of resources and to answer your questions.   We have scheduled several virtual “Canvas Intro and […]

Respondus Monitor Proctoring Result Delays

Respondus Monitor encountered issues processing the proctoring data and videos for a number of exams taken on Thursday and Friday. A patch for the problem has been created and the affected exam sessions are scheduled to be reprocessed over the weekend, as soon as the patch clears QA.  Exams using Respondus Monitor since Friday 6pm […]

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