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New Student Response System (SRS, aka “Clickers”)

VCU now has a contract with Top Hat, which will become the University’s standard, supported Student Response System (SRS). Top Hat is a secure, cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom engagement, is more compatible and functional than our current SRS (Turning Technologies). Students can use their own mobile device, purchase a Top […]

Top Hat – New Student Response System

VCU now has an official partnership with Top Hat, which will become the University’s supported Student Response System (SRS). Official communication about this will be coming from the provost office next week, but we wanted to share the news with you now. Top Hat is a cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom […]

Turning Point data integration to Blackboard – RESOLVED

Turning Point data integration to Blackboard – RESOLVED The issue with Turning Point data integration to Blackbard has been resolved.  Please refer to the Classroom Clicker Participation List setup webpage in AskIT for the correct steps to manage your participation list. ———————————————————————————————————- Faculty have reported being unable to upload their data to Blackboard through the Turning Point […]

Blackboard Components to be Updated 2/9/2015, 2am-6am

Blackboard building blocks will be updated Monday, February 9, 2015, from 2:00am until 6:00am. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the Blackboard system WILL […]

No Changes in Clicker Interface in Blackboard

Recently we notified Blackboard faculty that the interface for Turning Technologies Clicker registration in Blackboard would be different this semester due to an upgrade to the tool.  Due to unexpected behaviors with the tool (that were not observed during the testing phase), last week we had to roll-back to our previous version of the tool.  […]

Updating Turning Technologies Building Block in Blackboard

The Turning Technologies Blackboard building block will be updated Wednesday, January 7, 2015, from 1:45pm until 2:45pm. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: […]

Blackboard Components to be Updated 1/5/2015, 2am-6am

Blackboard building blocks will be updated Monday, January 5, 2015, from 2:00am until 6:00am. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the Blackboard system […]

Connection Issues

Turning Technologies (“clickers”) is experiencing intermittent connection issues. We are working with the vendor to determine the cause of the issue. Please report any problems to the VCU  helpIT Center at 828-2227, help@vcu.edu, or email blackboard@vcu.edu.

CPS Clicker Integration with Blackboard No Longer Available

Turning Technologies (TurningPoint) clickers were introduced to campus in August 2012.  At that time, we began the phase-out of eInstruction CPS clickers.  As of 3:00pm today, August 2, 2013, CPS clickers are no longer available for use with Blackboard.  This is the final phase of the implementation of Turning Point clickers.    

UPDATE: Resolved Issue with eInstruction CPS Clickers and Blackboard

The vendor has completed their tasks and says that instructors can now re-register their courses with CPS, and students can also  re-register their clickers. If you should have problems at all, please contact them at 888-333-4988 and let them know you are from VCU, and they should be able to assist you. Thank you, Your […]

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