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Respondus Webinars – November and December 2021

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor offer an effective, easy-to-use solution to protect the integrity of your online tests. Join a demonstration to learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Or, quickly learn how to use Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network to create and manage […]

Notice: Canvas Enrollment Status Update

Previously, students who withdrew from courses were removed from the Canvas course to maintain a list of only actively enrolled students. On the instructor’s end, it appeared that all traces of the student were removed from the roster and gradebook. New for the Spring 2022 semester, at the recommendation of the LMS Faculty and Stakeholder Workgroup, […]

SoftChalk is Going Away

On May 22, 2022, SoftChalk will no longer be available for use. 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 or course, and enables you […]

VoiceThread Workshop – Nov. 2021

Using VoiceThread in Canvas (November 16 at 1:00pm ET) – Register In this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or assessments. This will be a hand-on workshop where you can follow along with the activities and add VoiceThreads into your course modules. […]

Canvas Feature Update – Oct. 2021

Notifications – Course Notification Customization Production Environment Availability – 10-16-2021The User Notifications page displays all notification options for a user’s entire account. However, if a user has any active course enrollments, the menu displays the name of each course. Users can navigate between their courses and set specific notification options for each course, if preferred. […]

Teaching with Technology Faculty Survey

Faculty are invited to participate in a survey to share their perceptions of teaching with technology. This survey will help determine whether our current technology and faculty development tools, applications and practices are meeting the needs of our faculty here at VCU. The survey is open from Oct. 25 – Nov. 19, and your responses […]

Canvas Tip: Download and Re-Upload Submissions

Occasionally, an instructor might prefer to grade student assignment submissions offline. This would allow you the flexibility to make edits, comments, etc. to your student’s papers from anywhere and later re-upload them back into your student’s gradebook. To get started, click on Assignments from the course navigation menu. On the far right-hand side, click the […]

Respondus Webinars – Oct. 2021

Join a free upcoming instructor webinar to see an in-depth demonstration of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. You’ll learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Respondus is also offering a session this month on the powerful exam authoring tool Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network. […]

Canvas Feature Updates – Sept. 2021

User Settings Text (SMS) Contact Method Update – The Text (SMS) tab has been updated to indicate that registering a mobile number is only supported for MFA notifications. This change is in preparation for removing SMS notifications which took place in July. SpeedGrader – Excused Status Display When an assignment is excused for a student, the […]

InstructureCon 2021 – Online and FREE!

All sessions last about 20 minutes and will be available for your viewing on the Instructure website after the event.

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