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Newly Installed Canvas 3rd Party Tools

You may notice three new 3rd Party Tools installed within your Canvas instance; Harmonize, Peerceptiv, and DesignPLUS. For questions and support regarding these tools, please contact VCU Online at onlinefaculty@vcu.edu. Their team will respond to your request within 2 business days. For additional support information about tools integrated within Canvas at VCU, please see go.vcu.edu/canvas-tools.

Discover Möbius: VCU’s Newest STEM Tool

We are very happy to announce that an agreement to procure Möbius has been reached and is now available to all VCU faculty, staff, and students for your STEM-based learning needs. Möbius, a DigitalEd product, is a cloud-based learning platform designed to create and deploy STEM course materials for all modalities. Providing lessons, assessments, and […]

Canvas Third Party Tools Update

Canvas Third Party Tool Removals & Upgrades have now been completed. In some cases, action may be required to enable tool use following the completion of the maintenance window. As an aside, Kaltura My Media is now only located in the Account Navigation and can no longer be accessed via Course Navigation. Visit the Kaltura LTI […]

Ellucian ILP & Canvas Course Dates

On Monday, May 6th, the Learning Systems team made a change to our Ellucian ILP Configuration that affects course participation dates.  Previously, courses were loaded into Canvas and used the ‘Term’ dates to define the course participation. We are now sending courses into Canvas using the course start and end dates as defined within Banner […]

End of Semester Reminders – Spring 2024

Fall 2024 Course Shells Available Now Training Opportunities Just-In-Time Support Spring 2024: Canvas Updates Final Grades We Appreciate your Feedback Carrying Over Incompletes to the Next Semester Greetings VCU Faculty, We hope everyone has had a successful Spring semester. Below you will find some items to consider while closing out your course as we head […]

Upcoming Canvas Webinars

Are you ready to elevate your Canvas proficiency? Join Instructure’s (makers of Canvas) monthly series of free webinars tailored exclusively for Canvas clients like you! Seize the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and receive dedicated support from a Canvas Consultant.  Reserve your spot today and stay ahead with these enriching webinars! To register, please complete […]

Reminder: Canvas Third Party Tool Removals & Upgrades Coming May 2024

*NOTE: These tools will no longer be available for use unless integrated at the course level. The Learning Systems team carried over a number of Third Party Tools available institution-wide in Blackboard to Canvas in 2020. This carryover effort was made to ensure continuity for the VCU community during a transitory period.  For a list […]

Canvas Feature Updates – January 2024

Calendar – Event Times can be Input Manually Production Environment Availability: 1/17/2024 When creating or editing an event, users can manually input event times. Additionally, the time increments in the drop-down menu are changed to 15 minute increments. This update provides users the option to create time frames outside of the default 15 minute increment […]

Respondus Training – Feb. 2024

McGraw Hill ALEKS + Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online TestsFor instructors who deliver online assessments in McGraw Hill ALEKS (Higher Ed or PPL), this webinar will demonstrate how to set up and use Respondus Monitor proctoring with ALEKS, discuss best practices and licensing, and more. You can ask questions at the end of the […]

Respondus Training – Jan. 2024

Start the new year by learning how to use Respondus applications with Canvas. Learn how to protect the integrity of online exams with LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests This session is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want […]

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