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Beginning of the Semester Reminders

Greetings VCU Faculty, As we begin the Spring 2021 semester, please remember that by May 31, 2021, 100% of VCU online courses will use Canvas. Blackboard will not be available after May 31, 2021.  All courses previously in Blackboard, as well as new courses will use Canvas, starting with the Summer 2021 semester.  Last year […]

Check your Canvas; Turnitin is Here!

How we Got to TurnitinSafeassign is a plagiarism tool owned by Blackboard and integrated with the VCU Blackboard environment. Academic Technologies was tasked with finding a suitable plagiarism tool for Canvas. A request for proposal (RFP) committee was formed and included two representatives from Academic Technologies, two instructional designers (one from each campus) and a […]

Canvas Spring 2021 Training Schedule

The Canvas training schedule for spring is announced! Join us for any or all of the sessions. The January training sessions begin next week with ‘The Basics: Creating Your First Course in Canvas’ on the 19th and ‘Plagiarism Prevention – Using Turnitin with Canvas’ on the 20th. The ‘Blackboard-to-Canvas Course Imports’ training session is scheduled […]

Canvas Push Notification Change

User Roles: All Users Starting 16 January 2021, only the following notifications will be supported: Announcements New Announcement Announcement Reply Assignments Assignment Created Submission Graded Assignment Due Date Changed Submission Comment Submission Needs Grading Submission Comment for Teacher Submission Grade Changed Assignment Changed Annotation Notification Assignment Due Date Override Changed Peer Review Invitation Rubric Assessment […]

Turnitin is Coming to VCU!

Turnitin: VCU Faculty TrainingJan. 20, 10am-11am – Click Here to JoinSponsored by Turnitin and VCU Learning Systems, this workshop is for faculty who want to learn how to incorporate Turnitin in their Canvas assignments. Facilitator is Danielle D’Andrea from Turnitin.  Click to access the Turnitin Askit Pages.

End-of-the-Year Canvas Training Sessions

Transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas Sponsored by VCU Online and VCU Learning Systems, this workshop is for faculty who want to learn how to transition their Blackboard courses to Canvas. Learning a new technology is always challenging, but this workshop will take you through the steps and make your transition to Canvas much easier. Afterward you`ll […]

Online Spring Development Program

Announcement VCU Online is geared up to assist faculty that are preparing to teach online for the Spring. We want to support you with our instructional design expertise to help you pivot your course to the online environment and offer your students a powerful learning experience. Online teaching and learning can provide an environment in […]

Respondus Instructor Training – Dec. 2020

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor – December 3rd, 8th, and 15th at 3pm – Register Here This comprehensive training is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor proctoring with online exams. The training will cover: How to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to protect integrity and ensure student identity […]

VoiceThread Workshops – Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021

VoiceThread Advances Skills – December 1 at 7:00 pm ET – Click Here to Register In this workshop, participants will learn about more advanced VoiceThread features. We will demonstrate how to integrate Google Drive content via our media sources, change language displays, adjust playback settings, and more. Portions of the workshop will be hands-on. VoiceThread Basics […]

Upcoming Canvas Training – November 2020

Nov 5, 12pm-2pm:  Canvas Open Discussion for VCU Faculty Facilitator: Adam Kuntz, Canvas Consultant Registration: https://training.vcu.edu (keyword – Canvas) Zoom Join URL: https://instructure.zoom.us/j/9106416784 Two hours have been scheduled for this drop-in, online discussion event for VCU faculty. The session will be moderated by a Canvas consultant, and is a great opportunity for VCU instructors to […]

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