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Surviving in Canvas Mini-Courses (Self-Paced)

VCU Online and Academic Technologies have teamed up once again to bring the VCU community a series of asynchronous self-paced mini-courses. These courses are a redesign of our previous Teaching with Technology Bootcamp sessions and integrate both technological and pedagogical insights. They are intended for faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about […]

InstructureCon 2022 – Agenda Unveiled

Drumroll please… InstructureCon is a month away and the InstructureCon agenda (held on July 14th this year) is now live! A few upcoming sessions (most of which are approximately 20 minutes long) that may be of interest to faculty at VCU specifically: HE General Session More than Busy Work–Utilizing Discussions for Transformative Education Breaking Barriers through Open […]

Canvas Docviewer Page Errors – Resolved

Starting May 13th, Canvas began having some on and off issues involving their Docviewer Page. Because of this issue, you may have experienced errors in your gradebook/speedgrader and other areas of Canvas when trying to access documents. We do apologize for the inconvenience. As of recently, the issue has been reported as Resolved and with […]

InstructureCon 2022 – Registration is Now Open!

 The Adventure Continues at InstructureCon 2022

End of Semester Reminders – Spring 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Another semester is coming to a close and we hope it has been a successful year for you all so far. Just-In-Time Support In need of support to complete your end-of-semester checklist? We’re here to help. For an overview of available support resources for Canvas and Kaltura, please see the “Get Help” […]

Google Apps 1.1 Being Replaced with Google Assignments 1.3

Google Apps 1.1 is scheduled to be removed from Canvas on 5/31/2022.  This tool is being deprecated and replaced by Google Assignments 1.3 which has already been installed on Canvas as of August 2021.  All new assignments should be created using Google Assignments 1.3.  Any existing assignments created using Google Apps will need to be […]

Fall 2022 Student Enrollments

Student enrollments into your Canvas courses for the Fall 2022 semester will begin taking place on April 18, 2022. Students who are registered for a course through the university’s records and registration process are automatically enrolled via the Banner system. The primary instructor listed in Banner has also been populated for all courses. All other […]

VoiceThread Workshops – March/April 2022

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join us for these interactive and hands-on explorations. About the Workshops These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by VoiceThread instructional designer and online educator, George Haines. George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. Teaching Languages with […]

Fall 2022 Course Shells Now Available

All Fall 2022 Canvas course shells are available so instructors can begin building your courses. Primary instructors have been populated; however, student enrollments have not yet begun. If you are looking for a specific course that you believe you should be teaching, please email lsrequest@vcu.edu with the course ID (ie. MISC-101-001-SU2022) and we will be happy to […]

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 […]

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