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VoiceThread in Canvas Workshop – Vendor Led

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join these interactive and hands-on explorations. Using VoiceThread in Canvas – February 8 at 1:00pm ET – RegisterIn this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or assessments. This will be a […]

UPDATE: Canvas “Classic Quizzes” EOL Timeline Pushed Back

Classic Quizzes End of Life The Canvas “Classic Quizzes” end of life has been extended to June 30, 2024. Instructors currently have the option to use the “Classic Quizzes” or “New Quizzes” format; whichever they prefer. For additional information regarding this transition, visit Instructure’s Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline page and feel free to subscribe if you would like […]

Beginning of Semester Reminder – Spring 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back from winter break! Spring 2022 begins our second full semester using Canvas and we hope the experience so far has been positive and encouraging. Canvas Login Login to Canvas by going to canvas.vcu.edu and clicking on the Rodney the Ram astronaut image. Be sure to use your eID and password. […]

Starting January 11th: Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp

Mark your calendars for the Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp hosted by Academic Technologies and VCU Online. The bootcamp is set to take place over a 4 day span from January 11-14, 2022 and will include sessions from our in-house trainers in Academic Technologies and VCU Online, in addition to sessions led by vendor experts […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp – Enroll Now

Mark your calendars for the Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp hosted by Academic Technologies and VCU Online. The bootcamp is set to take place over a 4 day span from January 11-14, 2022 and will include sessions from our in-house trainers in Academic Technologies and VCU Online, in addition to sessions led by vendor experts […]

Future-Facing Learning for Student Success

Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration Event for Campus Faculty, Staff and Administration VCU is one of 54 institutions designated as an Adobe Creative Campus, promoting student engagement, creativity and development of critical thinking skills with affordable digital applications. Please join Adobe’s virtual collaborative event Feb. 15-17, 2022 to gain (and share) insights and inspiration for cultivating […]

VoiceThread Workshops – Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join us for these interactive and hands-on explorations. About the Workshops These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by our instructional designer and online educator George Haines. George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. VoiceThread and Storytelling Most cognitive scientists agree […]

Canvas Known Issue – Pages Not Loading

Canvas is currently experiencing an issue where various pages, most reported being the Gradebook, are not loading. This issue is due to having the browser Chrome 96 on a Windows OS. The most reliable workaround is to use a different browser (i.e. Firefox). For more information and updates to this issue, visit the related Canvas […]

Canvas Organization Rebranding

We are currently finalizing the process of transitioning “organizations” in Canvas to “training courses”. The term “organizations” is a holdover term from Blackboard which does not have a direct equivalence in Canvas. Canvas training courses are empty course shells, which differ from “traditional” Canvas courses only in their availability dates and in the way that […]

End of Semester Reminders – 2021 Fall

Greetings VCU Faculty, Congratulations! You made it through your first official semester using Canvas. We hope the experience has been seamless and beneficial. Final Grades Final grades are due by December 22, 2021 at noon via Faculty eServices, not Canvas. For more information visit the Faculty Grade Entry page. Canvas 24/7 Support With the holidays approaching and […]

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