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Surviving in Canvas Mini-Courses (Self-Paced)

VCU Online and Academic Technologies have teamed up once again to bring the VCU community a series of asynchronous self-paced mini-courses. These courses are a redesign of our previous Teaching with Technology Bootcamp sessions and integrate both technological and pedagogical insights. They are intended for faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about […]

InstructureCon 2022 – Agenda Unveiled

Drumroll please… InstructureCon is a month away and the InstructureCon agenda (held on July 14th this year) is now live! A few upcoming sessions (most of which are approximately 20 minutes long) that may be of interest to faculty at VCU specifically: HE General Session More than Busy Work–Utilizing Discussions for Transformative Education Breaking Barriers through Open […]

SoftChalk Has Gone Away

As of today, June 3, 2022, the SoftChalk software has been officially disabled from the Canvas system. As an alternative, Technology Services has established an Articulate 360 Team Agreement to provide VCU departments/schools quick access to Team licenses and benefits.  Articulate 360 provides a suite of e-Learning web authoring tools used to create a lesson […]

VoiceThread Data Clean-up Policy

Starting on July 1, 2022, VoiceThread will be implementing a data clean-up policy that might result in some inactive accounts being deleted. The following policies will apply to users under VCU’s license: Account has never been accessed: Will be deleted 1 year after it was created. Account has been accessed but no content has been created: Will […]

Canvas Docviewer Page Errors – Resolved

Starting May 13th, Canvas began having some on and off issues involving their Docviewer Page. Because of this issue, you may have experienced errors in your gradebook/speedgrader and other areas of Canvas when trying to access documents. We do apologize for the inconvenience. As of recently, the issue has been reported as Resolved and with […]

InstructureCon 2022 – Registration is Now Open!

 The Adventure Continues at InstructureCon 2022

Now LIVE! Learning Systems’ Redesigned Website

Learning Systems just completed phase 1 of our website redesign project, using the new VCU Compass framework. The site officially went live February 18th. You can check it out at learningsystems.vcu.edu. The new site offers quick and easy navigation to teaching and learning resources, training, support, and assistance in a secure, compliant environment that is […]

Respondus Training – February 2022

Greetings, educators!  Improve your knowledge of LockDown Browser and other Respondus applications by joining our February training webinars via the links below. Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This 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 ensure academic integrity during online […]

Teaching and Learning One Stop Workshop Series

VCU Online, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and Learning Systems are joining forces this semester to provide faculty and staff with in-depth Canvas workshops to help enhance your courses. To register, go to the VCU Training Website (Keyword: Canvas or Workshop Series) or click the registration link beside the desired topic below. Note: […]

Canvas Known Issue – Pages Not Loading

Canvas is currently experiencing an issue where various pages, most reported being the Gradebook, are not loading. This issue is due to having the browser Chrome 96 on a Windows OS. The most reliable workaround is to use a different browser (i.e. Firefox). For more information and updates to this issue, visit the related Canvas […]

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