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Notice: Canvas Classic Quizzes End of Life

Classic Quizzes End of Life Starting in July 2022, the default quizzing function in Canvas will be “New Quizzes”. “Classic Quizzes” will not be available after December 2022. Rest assured, anything previously created in Classic Quizzes will still be available; however, all newly created quizzes will use the New Quizzes platform. Classic Quizzes vs New […]

Canvas Support Resources: Quick Reference Guide

SupportThe Learning Systems team can be reached at LSrequest@vcu.edu for Canvas, Kaltura Lon-Capa and additional instructional technologies technical support. Our team is also participating in Open Office Hours in partnership with VCU Online throughout Fall 2021.  The IT Support Center provides VCU-specific tier-one support (i.e. eID issues) related to accessing Canvas. 24/7 Canvas support is also available by phone and chat, with chat being […]

Canvas Tip: Auto Open a File Preview

In a Canvas text box using the Rich Content Editor (RCE), any link to a file located in the site’s Files tool can be automatically opened and displayed to users. This is frequently done in the Syllabus and Assignment tools, but will work in any tool that contains a Canvas text box (Syllabus, Announcements, Assignments, […]

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 […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Camp 2021

This four-day boot camp, sponsored by VCU Online and Academic Technologies, is designed to assist faculty in preparing for online and technology enhanced courses. The boot camp, in Canvas and on Zoom, will include morning workshops and afternoon open office hours for personalized assistance with course design and technical support. Enroll For more information, contact […]

Top Hat

Beginning with the summer 2021 semester, access to the Top Hat active learning platform is free for all VCU students. Students must be currently enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course with a “student” affiliation. Top Hat will automatically issue a refund to students who purchased a subscription for Summer 2021 courses. For more information, […]

Canvas Tip: Create a Content Page with Tabs

One way you may want to organization your course content is by using Pages and creating tabs within those pages. This method may require that you know a little about HTML. Here is the Tab Code that you will need to achieve this look. Your page should look something like this: For more step by […]

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.

Top Hat – Blackboard to Canvas Integration

As of May 27, 2021 the Top Hat integration will be switched over from Blackboard to Canvas. This means Top Hat will no longer be available in Blackboard once the switch has been made. Please email canvas@vcu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Reminder: Collaborate Ultra is Going Away with Blackboard

Currently, Collaborate Ultra is integrated with Canvas but it is part of the Blackboard suite of tools and will no longer be available once Blackboard has been decommissioned. As an alternative, Zoom has been established as VCU’s official desktop conferencing solution to support remote instruction and collaboration. Zoom accounts are available to anyone with a valid […]

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