Respondus Monitor Proctoring with Bb Learn

This Wednesday (4/8) the amazing training team at Respondus is providing a Train the Trainer webinar for license administrators, instructional designers, and anyone involved with the rollout of Respondus Monitor proctoring. This 45-minute session will focus on online proctoring for Blackboard Learn tests. There will be an extended Q/A session at the end where you can get your questions answered […]

Kaltura Service Alert

Kaltura is currently experiencing some connectivity issues to MediaSpace. We will monitor this issue and update you once there is a resolution.

Blackboard Collaborate – Unable to dial-in

Some users may be experiencing a busy or unavailable signal when trying to join a session via their phone.  Blackboard Collaborate is aware of this issue and are working to increase our dial-in capacity for sessions, as we know this is an important feature.

Adobe Creative Cloud

On behalf of the School of the Arts, Technology Services and the VCU Libraries, we’d like to announce that a limited two-month license for Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for free to all VCU students. This new license can be installed on unlimited personal devices, including tablets and smartphones, and gives you access to all […]

VoiceThread Workshops – April 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 Basics 1 – Upload, Comment, and ShareMarch 31 at 1:00pm ET – Register here Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, […]

Respondus Lockdown Browser – Blackboard

In response to COVID-19, the vendor has given us unlimited seats in Respondus Monitor through the end of Spring 2020 Respondus LockDown Browser A custom browser that locks down the testing enviornment within the learning management system (i.e. Blackboard.) This is a downloadable application that is installed on your local computer and provides a customized user interface […]

VCU Zoom accounts

As of today, all VCU Zoom accounts are being issued as “Licensed”. It is no longer necessary for users to fill out a request ticket. They simply log in at with their VCU eID and password, and their account will be provisioned. Users still working with a “Basic” account should log out and back in again […]

Support for a rapid transition to online instruction at VCU

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Learning Systems will be partnering with Online@VCU and offering support as faculty move to online instruction during COVID-19. Highlighted below are references to resources that can be used within the LMS (Blackboard) in the hopes that this will help to ease the quick transition to teaching online. For instructional support, you can […]

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 […]

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