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Canvas Loading Issue – Resolved at 2:43pm

Started on Sep-21 at 2:16PM Affected Services:Teaching & Learning/Canvas Message: Our service provider for Canvas is currently experiencing an issue which is affecting customer’s ability to login, load or access content.  We will resolve this incident once we have received confirmation the issue has been resolved from our service provider.  Please contact the IT Support Center […]

Beginning of Semester Reminders – Fall 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back! Our team is optimistic that the Fall 2022 semester will prove to be the most successful semester yet. Below, we have provided some highlights that will hopefully be useful as you prepare for the semester ahead. Table of Contents AT Quick Guide Google Apps 1.1 Replacement Adding a Syllabus to […]

Becoming the University of the Future With Adobe

Adobe’s higher education strategist spoke with VCU Provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, Fotis Sotiropoulos, as well as several VCU students and staff. Read the news article to learn more about how VCU is closing the gap between career requirements and best-in-class learning, and creating a new blueprint for the university of the […]

Canvas Help Menu: New and Improved!

Academic Technologies’ Learning Systems team has performed an in-depth overview of our Canvas Help Menu and made a few adjustments. The purpose of these changes is to provide VCU faculty, staff and students with more transparency about where to seek assistance and exactly who that assistance is coming from, allowing them to make more informed […]

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

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