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Beginning of Semester Reminder – Fall 2021

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As of May 31, 2021 Blackboard has been decommissioned and 100% of the VCU online courses are now being taught on the new Canvas LMS. If for some reason you missed the opportunity to retrieve your content from Blackboard, please visit the Did […]

ExamSoft – Blackboard to Canvas Integration

As of June 1, 2021 the ExamSoft integration will be switched over from Blackboard to Canvas upon the completion of the Blackboard decommission. Please email canvas@vcu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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 […]

Gradebook Training for Blackboard and Canvas

Greetings VCU Faculty! Need some refresher training on the Blackboard grade center before the end of the Fall term? … Or perhaps you want to begin focusing on what the Canvas gradebook can do for you before the all-important transition following the Spring 2021 semester?There are many resources posted for training on the Canvas gradebook […]

Kaltura Performance Issues and Infrastructure Changes this Weekend (8/29/20)

Hello from Learning Systems, We hope this message finds you well. Kaltura MediaSpace, their integration servers for Blackboard and Canvas, as well as the Kaltura Management Server have all been experiencing intermittent outages over the last week. Our team has been in contact with the vendor and they have stated that several changes are being […]

Mid-Summer Communication – Blackboard Faculty

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, As we move towards the Fall Semester at VCU, faculty are facing many challenges with teaching both in the classroom and online. Added to that is the challenge of switching to a new Learning Management System – Canvas. Learning Systems is here to help! Here is an information brief about what is […]

Teaching with Canvas at VCU Sessions Available!

Hosted by Academic Technologies, in partnership with the CTLE and ALTLab, this 1.5-hour online training session will demonstrate how to get started with Canvas. Instructors will learn how to use the basic features to get their course up and running in Canvas. Each session is the same, so select the one that best fits your […]

Blackboard – New Box View to Bb Annotate for Inline Assignment Grading

Blackboard Learn’s inline assignment grading functionality, currently delivered through a technology called New Box View, will be replaced with a new tool called Bb Annotate. Bb Annotate will offer a more robust feature set to provide customizable feedback to learners, including a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, various color selections, and much more.  When will the […]

Blackboard Faculty – End of Spring 2020 – Updates and Reminders

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Welcome to the end of an absolutely different and challenging semester. We hope everyone is hanging in there and realize that you are doing your best given the situation at hand! We are here for you in the support of technology issues you might be having with Blackboard, Kaltura, and the integrations […]

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 […]

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