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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 […]

Beginning of Semester Reminders – Spring 2024

Join VCU’s Möbius Pilot Publishing/Unpublishing Courses Academic Technologies Website Benefits of Centrally Supported Tools Canvas Login Faculty Developer Role Decommissioned Copy a Canvas Course Course Conclude Functionality Removed Course or Section Cross-Listing Spring 2023 Training Opportunities Ellucian ILP Academic Integrity Concerns Canvas Collaborations We Appreciate Your Feedback Greetings Faculty and Staff, We hope everyone had […]

VoiceThread Training – January 2024

Join VoiceThread for their free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, this interactive and hands-on explorations is just what you need. All sessions are led by VoiceThread’s instructional designer and online educator George Haines who will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. Using VoiceThread in CanvasJanuary 16 […]

End of Semester Reminders – Fall 2023

Spring 2024 Course Shells Training Opportunities Just-in Time Support Fall 2023 Updates (In Case You Missed it) Final Grades Join the Möbius Pilot Today! Carrying Over Incompletes Feedback Greetings VCU Faculty, We hope everyone has had a successful Fall semester. Below you will find some items to consider while closing out your course before winter […]

Turnitin New Similarity Report View

Turnitin’s similarity report has been thoughtfully redesigned with an integrated, intuitive interface and new categorization of match types, making it easier to interpret and use as a formative learning tool to strengthen academic writing skills – View the New Similarity Report. Below are a couple of resources to help get you acclimated to the new […]

The Benefits of Using Centrally Supported Tools

Oftentimes, instructors get overwhelmed by the hundreds of Canvas 3rd Party Tool options available to use in their courses. Canvas 3rd Party Tools are external apps that add functionality to a course which enhance course facilitation through the platform.  However, many of these tools are to be used ‘at your own risk’ with no real […]

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