Learning Systems Announcements

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Surviving in Canvas Mini-Courses (Self-Paced)

VCU Online and Academic Technologies have teamed up once again to bring the VCU community a series of asynchronous self-paced mini-courses. These courses are a redesign of our previous Teaching with Technology Bootcamp sessions and integrate both technological and pedagogical insights. They are intended for faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about […]

InstructureCon 2022 – Agenda Unveiled

Drumroll please… InstructureCon is a month away and the InstructureCon agenda (held on July 14th this year) is now live! A few upcoming sessions (most of which are approximately 20 minutes long) that may be of interest to faculty at VCU specifically: HE General Session More than Busy Work–Utilizing Discussions for Transformative Education Breaking Barriers through Open […]

SoftChalk Has Gone Away

As of today, June 3, 2022, the SoftChalk software has been officially disabled from the Canvas system. As an alternative, Technology Services has established an Articulate 360 Team Agreement to provide VCU departments/schools quick access to Team licenses and benefits.  Articulate 360 provides a suite of e-Learning web authoring tools used to create a lesson […]

VoiceThread Data Clean-up Policy

Starting on July 1, 2022, VoiceThread will be implementing a data clean-up policy that might result in some inactive accounts being deleted. The following policies will apply to users under VCU’s license: Account has never been accessed: Will be deleted 1 year after it was created. Account has been accessed but no content has been created: Will […]

VCU Students Gain Full Access to Adobe Creative Cloud

Beginning June 1, 2022, VCU’s Enterprise License agreement will include full access to Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite for all VCU students enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course. VCU employees and affiliates who are enrolled as students are also eligible. A discounted rate is available for VCU employees and departments, which allows instructors to enhance […]

Respondus Webinars – May and June 2022

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use. May 19th @ 12PMMay 25th @ […]

Canvas Docviewer Page Errors – Resolved

Starting May 13th, Canvas began having some on and off issues involving their Docviewer Page. Because of this issue, you may have experienced errors in your gradebook/speedgrader and other areas of Canvas when trying to access documents. We do apologize for the inconvenience. As of recently, the issue has been reported as Resolved and with […]

InstructureCon 2022 – Registration is Now Open!

 The Adventure Continues at InstructureCon 2022

End of Semester Reminders – Spring 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Another semester is coming to a close and we hope it has been a successful year for you all so far. Just-In-Time Support In need of support to complete your end-of-semester checklist? We’re here to help. For an overview of available support resources for Canvas and Kaltura, please see the “Get Help” […]

Canvas Feature Update – April 2022

Assignments – Assignment Name Label Production Environment Availability – 4/13/2022 When creating an assignment, an Assignment Name label is displayed above and in the Title field. In the Assignments Index page, click the Add Assignment button.   The Assignment Name label is displayed above and in the title field.  Late Label Color Update  Production Environment Availability – 4/13/2022 […]

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