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Examity Trial Reminder Notice

On February 1st we launched a trial of the Examity proctoring solution for the Spring 2021 semester. During the trial, Examity and our existing solution (Respondus) are both available for use. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to try Examity and share your feedback. If Examity is proven to be technologically […]

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 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 […]

Examity Trial

In 2020, The Office of the Provost and VCU Technology Services worked cooperatively to identify a proctoring solution that could augment the current proctoring solution’s capacity in order to meet the university’s virtual education requirements; and to review alternatives that would better serve the needs of the university community. A remote proctoring solution committee was […]

Blackboard session timeout – RESOLVED

There has been a problem discovered when opening a second tab in Blackboard from ‘my.vcu.edu’. This could result in session timeout when taking an assessment (test, quiz, etc)… This problem will be resolved with a planned upgrade on December 20th, 2017. Workaround Have students access Blackboard from ‘https://blackboard.vcu.edu’ instead of ‘my.vcu.edu’ when taking assessments. Thanks […]

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Instructor Training

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Instructor Training Each 45-minute webinar provides a live demo, plus tips to get started using these applications to deter cheating during online exams. Wednesday, October 7th at 3 pm ET Thursday, October 15th at 8 pm ET Tuesday, October 20th at 2 pm ET Please Sign Up at http://www.respondus.com/products/webinar/

Respondus Instructor Training

Upcoming Sessions LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Instructor Training Wednesday, August 26th at 1 pm ET – Register Thursday, September 10th at 2 pm ET – Register Tuesday, September 22nd at 3 pm ET – Register Introduction to the Respondus Test Bank Network Tuesday, September 1st at 3 pm ET – Register Respondus 4.0: Instructor […]

Blackboard Instructor-led Online Training Opportunities

Six Blackboard instructor-led online training opportunities are scheduled. Email blackboard@vcu.edu if you have any questions. To Register — http://training.vcu.edu/course.asp?Keyword=Blackboard&Sponsor=TS&Category=All&Audience=All&Campus=On&trainingType=1 ———————————————————————————————————– Blackboard – Mastering the Grade Center – February 23, 8:00-10:00am & March 4, 3:00-5:00pm Column Organization Columns and Manual Grade Entry Display Options and Settings Grading Periods and Schemas Download Grade Center to Excel Calculated Columns for Average, Total, and […]

Blackboard Components to be Updated 3/9/2015, 2am-6am

Blackboard building blocks will be updated Monday, March 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 […]

February Respondus and StudyMate Training Webinars

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Exams February 11, 3pm EST / 12pm PST February 27, 12pm EST / 9am PST Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content February 12, 3pm EST / 12pm EST StudyMate: Engage Students with Learning Activities and Games February 18, 3pm EST / 12pm EST Each 45-minute session […]

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