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Respondus Webinars – November and December 2021

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor offer an effective, easy-to-use solution to protect the integrity of your online tests. Join a demonstration to learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Or, quickly learn how to use Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network to create and manage […]

Notice: Canvas Enrollment Status Update

Previously, students who withdrew from courses were removed from the Canvas course to maintain a list of only actively enrolled students. On the instructor’s end, it appeared that all traces of the student were removed from the roster and gradebook. New for the Spring 2022 semester, at the recommendation of the LMS Faculty and Stakeholder Workgroup, […]

VoiceThread Workshop – Nov. 2021

Using VoiceThread in Canvas (November 16 at 1:00pm ET) – Register In this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or assessments. This will be a hand-on workshop where you can follow along with the activities and add VoiceThreads into your course modules. […]

Canvas Tip: Download and Re-Upload Submissions

Occasionally, an instructor might prefer to grade student assignment submissions offline. This would allow you the flexibility to make edits, comments, etc. to your student’s papers from anywhere and later re-upload them back into your student’s gradebook. To get started, click on Assignments from the course navigation menu. On the far right-hand side, click the […]

Respondus Webinars – Oct. 2021

Join a free upcoming instructor webinar to see an in-depth demonstration of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. You’ll learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Respondus is also offering a session this month on the powerful exam authoring tool Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network. […]

Respondus (Newly Added) Webinars – Sept. 2021

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive 45-minute training is a perfect introduction for instructors new to the applications and who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to protect academic integrity during online exams.  Sept 14, 15, 22, 23, 28, 29 – Register

Everything you Need to Know about Using Top Hat

Tips for Using Top Hat to Engage with Your StudentsTop Hat is an active learning platform that allows instructors to conduct polls, track attendance, host discussions, present slides and assessments for interactive learning. Students can submit responses using their mobile device, tablet, laptop, or SMS. No more “clickers” or subscriptions to purchase!  Access to the […]

Respondus Webinars – Sept. 2021

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive 45-minute training is a perfect introduction for instructors new to the applications and who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to protect academic integrity during online exams.  Aug 31 | Sept 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 – Register Here Instructor Training: Respondus 4.0 […]

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, […]

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