Category: Canvas

Canvas Tip: Uploading Videos and Large Files

It has always been highly encouraged that users not upload videos directly into Bb but instead upload your videos to Kaltura and then embed or link them into your Course. This can cause issues such as video distortion and, in many cases, students having trouble watching them. This is still the case, and even more […]

Canvas Training: Advanced Gradebook, Assignments, and Quizzes

In order to provide faculty with the most thorough and beneficial Canvas gradebook information, a Canvas Learning Specialist from Instructure will deliver a 3-hour training on February 25th, 9:00am-12:00pm. – Register This session will provide a deep dive into advanced features, and how to utilize these with assignments, quizzes and other graded items. Bring your […]

Canvas Resources

To ensure you have all the support and resources needed for this final semester of the transition from Blackboard to Canvas, Academic Technologies has compiled a list of important resources. VCU Canvas Website – This page is updated regularly with training, how-to’s, resources, deadlines, and more. The Training Schedule including links to register, and you […]

Reminder: Canvas Push Notification Change

User Roles: All Users As of 16 January 2021, only the following notifications are being supported: Announcements New Announcement Announcement Reply Assignments Assignment Created Submission Graded Assignment Due Date Changed Submission Comment Submission Needs Grading Submission Comment for Teacher Submission Grade Changed Assignment Changed Annotation Notification Assignment Due Date Override Changed Peer Review Invitation Rubric […]

Beginning of the Semester Reminders

Greetings VCU Faculty, As we begin the Spring 2021 semester, please remember that by May 31, 2021, 100% of VCU online courses will use Canvas. Blackboard will not be available after May 31, 2021.  All courses previously in Blackboard, as well as new courses will use Canvas, starting with the Summer 2021 semester.  Last year […]

Check your Canvas; Turnitin is Here!

How we Got to TurnitinSafeassign is a plagiarism tool owned by Blackboard and integrated with the VCU Blackboard environment. Academic Technologies was tasked with finding a suitable plagiarism tool for Canvas. A request for proposal (RFP) committee was formed and included two representatives from Academic Technologies, two instructional designers (one from each campus) and a […]

Canvas Spring 2021 Training Schedule

The Canvas training schedule for spring is announced! Join us for any or all of the sessions. The January training sessions begin next week with ‘The Basics: Creating Your First Course in Canvas’ on the 19th and ‘Plagiarism Prevention – Using Turnitin with Canvas’ on the 20th. The ‘Blackboard-to-Canvas Course Imports’ training session is scheduled […]

Canvas Push Notification Change

User Roles: All Users Starting 16 January 2021, only the following notifications will be supported: Announcements New Announcement Announcement Reply Assignments Assignment Created Submission Graded Assignment Due Date Changed Submission Comment Submission Needs Grading Submission Comment for Teacher Submission Grade Changed Assignment Changed Annotation Notification Assignment Due Date Override Changed Peer Review Invitation Rubric Assessment […]

Turnitin is Coming to VCU!

Turnitin: VCU Faculty TrainingJan. 20, 10am-11am – Click Here to JoinSponsored by Turnitin and VCU Learning Systems, this workshop is for faculty who want to learn how to incorporate Turnitin in their Canvas assignments. Facilitator is Danielle D’Andrea from Turnitin.  Click to access the Turnitin Askit Pages.

End-of-the-Year Canvas Training Sessions

Transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas Sponsored by VCU Online and VCU Learning Systems, this workshop is for faculty who want to learn how to transition their Blackboard courses to Canvas. Learning a new technology is always challenging, but this workshop will take you through the steps and make your transition to Canvas much easier. Afterward you`ll […]

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