Learning Systems Announcements

Put Some Tech in Your T&L

Canvas Login Portal is ChangingCanvas Quick Tips
Just-In-Time SupportPedagogical Assistance
Final GradesTraining Opportunities
Carrying Over Incompletes to the Next Semester

Greetings VCU Faculty,

Winter break is quickly approaching and with that comes alot of end of semester business to attend. We have compiled some information to keep in mind as you wrap up your semester. If you have any questions, email lsrequest@vcu.edu.

Canvas Login Portal is Changing

The Canvas Login Portal page will soon have a new updated appearance. Users now have a more streamlined way of logging into their Canvas account. 
The new Canvas login portal will become available on December 12th on the Learning Systems website by clicking on the Canvas tab. It will then become the default login portal starting on the afternoon of December 21st. We do not anticipate any downtime or impacts to customers as a result of this transition, beyond orientation to the new page layout.

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, check out the “Help & Resources” tab located on the Learning Systems website.

Final Grades

Final grades are due by noon on December 21, 2022 via Faculty eServices, not Canvas. For more information visit the Faculty Grade Entry page.

Carrying Over Incompletes to the Next Semester

If you have students who will be finishing the course this semester with an ‘incomplete’, there are specific steps the instructor needs to take before the term concludes on January 6, 2023, at which point, you will only be able to access the course in Read-Only mode.

For step by step instructions, visit the Incompletes within Canvas page or watch this video.

Canvas Quick Tips

Are you new to Canvas, or are you looking for minor improvements that you can make for Spring 2023? We have a few ideas for you:

Pedagogical Assistance

VCU Online has put together a series of courses designed to help faculty enhance the online teaching experience for themselves and students.

Between their Excellence in Online Learning Program and Online Learning Specialization Program, you are sure to become well versed in online teaching.

These courses are available as open enrollment and, once registered, participants have roughly 45 to 60 days to finish. Timely feedback and best practices are provided throughout by the VCU Online team.

Additionally, Learning Systems and VCU Online have put together a series of asynchronous courses called the Surviving In Canvas Mini-Courses. These courses are self-paced and should not take more than an hour to get through each course and 10 days from enrollment to complete.

Subscribe to the VCU Online/Continuing and Professional Education eNews for faculty and staff updates including the VCU Online UDL Regional Conference taking place June 19-22, 2023 at the Richmond Omni Hotel.

Subscribe to the CTLE Newsletter for information about initiatives and events happening at the Center, as well as, opportunities and resources available to our faculty in our communications.

Training Opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities – For upcoming training, you can register at www.training.vcu.edu  (Keyword: Canvas, Kaltura, Top Hat, etc.)

One training to highlight is the Getting Started for the New Semester with Top Hat session taking place on January 12, 2023 from 2pm-3pm ~ Register Here

Add to your calendar: Google or Microsoft 365

Open Office Hours with Learning Systems and VCU Online take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm until 2pm. Drop in at your own convenience.

As always, we welcome and appreciate your feedback; it is valuable to our team’s continued success. Please take a moment to fill out this short 4 question survey whenever you are assisted by anyone in any capacity on the Learning Systems team –  Learning Systems Support Survey. Additionally, if you would just like to give us general feedback on any of the systems we support, training we provide, suggestions, our website, etc. please email lsfeedback@vcu.edu.

For any information regarding our team, what we do, what we support and/or how to get support, visit the Learning Systems website or email lsrequest@vcu.edu.

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Categories Canvas, End of Semester, Faculty, Online Teaching and Development, Staff, Teaching with Technology, Top Hat, Workshops and Training

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