VoiceThread Update to Group and Course Separations

Hi! Instructors often ask us for a simpler way to separate their groups and courses in VoiceThread. We’re excited to announce that we’ve made a small update to the VT Home Page to make that distinction much clearer. Instead of mixing manually created groups and LMS-generated courses together in one list, we’ve broken them out […]

Respondus Monitor – Faculty Webinar

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Learning Systems is pleased to announce that there will be a Respondus Lockdown Browser + Respondus Monitor webinar on Wednesday, February 12th at 11AM. The addition of Respondus Monitor is relatively new for VCU and we’re excited to provide 1000 more student seats as part of their tiered license term. Respondus Monitor […]

Blackboard’s SaaS/Continuous Delivery Update – February 2020

As you know, we recently migrated to Blackboard Learn SaaS Q4 2019 (3700.0.0). This means Blackboard Learn is hosted, delivered, and managed using a modern cloud-computing infrastructure as the environment for our software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployment.  Easy updates, without interruptions.Users will experience the most recent version of Blackboard Learn without significant downtime or service interruptions. For end […]

Instructor Training: Respondus Monitor for VCU – Feb. 12, 2020

This is a customized training that will cover the following information: • How to use LockDown Browser with Blackboard tests to prevent digital cheating in proctored testing environments • How use Respondus Monitor with Blackboard tests in non-proctored environments, to protect exam integrity and confirm student identity • Advanced settings including combining proctored & non-proctored […]

VoiceThread Workshops – February 2020

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 Advanced SkillsFebruary 4 at 7:00pm ET – Register here In this workshop, participants will learn about more advanced VoiceThread features. We will demonstrate how to […]

February 2020 – Respondus & StudyMate Training Opportunities

Respondus 4.0 and the Test Bank Network:Quickly Create Online Exams Find out how Respondus 4.0 allows you to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your LMS, and how the Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests from official publisher test banks. The webinar is 45 […]

Instructor Training for Respondus Monitor for VCU – Jan. 30, 2020

This is a customized training that will cover the following information: • How to use LockDown Browser with Blackboard tests to prevent digital cheating in proctored testing environments • How use Respondus Monitor with Blackboard tests in non-proctored environments, to protect exam integrity and confirm student identity • Advanced settings including combining proctored & non-proctored […]

Respondus LockDown Browser Training – January 2020

LockDown Browser Training We’ll show you how to easily prevent cheating during proctored and non-proctored online exams! Watch an in‑depth demo, and learn best practices and roll‑out strategies. Jan. 14, 22 & 30 – Register Now LockDown Browser Advanced Training This in-depth training for LockDown Browser will focus on advanced settings and features – such as how […]

Blackboard is available again … now Blackboard SaaS

blackboard.vcu.edu is available again following migration to the cloud-based (SaaS) version. Please open a ticket with the IT Support Center if you experience any issues. Faculty Tools (course creation app) will be temporarily unavailable while developers apply updates for the new environment.

Blackboard will be down until Sunday evening (12/22)

The Blackboard migration that started December 19th is taking longer than expected. Blackboard is currently down and may not be available again until Sunday evening (12/22/19)

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