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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 […]

Canvas Feature Update – February 2022

Enrollments – Custom Roles Display Updates Production Environment Availability: 2/2/2022 Custom role names display in various areas across Canvas. This change aligns the display of user roles with other areas of Canvas. This change also applies for accounts that have enabled the Profiles feature. At the account level, the User Details link for a user […]

Future-Facing Learning for Student Success

Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration Event for Campus Faculty, Staff and Administration VCU is one of 54 institutions designated as an Adobe Creative Campus, promoting student engagement, creativity and development of critical thinking skills with affordable digital applications. Please join Adobe’s virtual collaborative event Feb. 15-17, 2022 to gain (and share) insights and inspiration for cultivating […]

Notice: Canvas Classic Quizzes End of Life

Classic Quizzes End of Life Starting in July 2022, the default quizzing function in Canvas will be “New Quizzes”. “Classic Quizzes” will not be available after December 2022. Rest assured, anything previously created in Classic Quizzes will still be available; however, all newly created quizzes will use the New Quizzes platform. Classic Quizzes vs New […]

Top Hat Summer Camp Webinar Series (FREE)

Top Hat’s instructional design team is hosting a free Summer Camp webinar series July 26-27. Classrooms are evolving, and so is Top Hat. Join their 2-day virtual program featuring Top Hat experts and guest panelists for a series of sessions and workshops to learn everything you need to unleash your students’ potential as you gear […]

End of the 2021 Spring Semester Reminders

Greetings VCU Faculty, We hope your Spring 2021 semester has gone smoothly. Learning Systems would like to thank you for your continued support as we move forward through the final stage of our Blackboard to Canvas LMS transition. Here are some reminders of events and procedures that we’d like you to be aware of as […]

Faculty Technology Advisory Committee

With the help of the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost, we recently established the Faculty Technology Advisory Committee (FTAC) in order to ensure faculty involvement in major technology decisions and to allow for faculty feedback and advice to be better integrated into central information technology services and operations. Chaired by Valerie Robnolt, […]

New Adobe Creative Cloud Pricing Starts May 15th

Starting May 15th, students can gain access to Creative Cloud for the summer semester for $7, and access for the Fall and Spring for $15 a semester in a deal that includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Animator, Audition and more, as well as free assets from the Adobe Stock library of graphics, photos and videos. […]

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