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Join VCU’s Möbius Pilot Today!

Academic Technologies, in partnership with DigitalEd, would like to announce the launch of the university-wide Möbius pilot.  Möbius is a cloud-based learning platform for creating and deploying STEM course materials for all modalities. Providing lessons, assessments and interactive learning activities, it unfolds the potential for the STEM student to acquire knowledge at a guided yet […]

Instructure to Migrate All Video Guides to Canvas Studio by July 31st

Instructure, the company that created and develops Canvas, will be migrating all video guides from Vimeo to the Canvas Studio platform by July 31, 2023. This will impact any videos you may have bookmarked or linked within any of your training materials, self-paced/asynchronous courses, etc. You are encouraged to prioritize updating embedded videos to their new Canvas Studio URL and […]

Resolved – Canvas Webinar Sessions – Technical Issue

Resolved – May 16, 2023 @ 1pm Webinars are temporarily down due to technical issues. We sincerely apologize but our Zoom account is currently down and therefore our trainers cannot open the Zoom rooms to deliver the Premium Subscription Webinar sessions. We are currently working to resolve this issue and will send an additional updated […]

Canvas Accessibility Update

It was recently brought to our attention that the link color within Canvas should be changed to better comply with accessibility needs. In consultation with Technology Services’ Web Services team, we have identified a suitable alternative. On March 8, 2023, a link color change will be implemented to better serve those with any form of […]

Canvas Feature Updates January 2023

Gradebook – Missing Status Keyboard Shortcut Production Environment Availability: 1/4/2023 In SpeedGrader, to update an assignment’s status to Missing, enter MI or mi and press enter or click in another area of the page. This update saves instructors time in marking assignments as missing. In the Gradebook, entering MI or mi updates the status of […]

Canvas Training Services Portal Update

The Canvas Training Services Portal (TSP) is the best place to receive a variety of training content, and now it will be easier than ever to access.  In January 2023, the Canvas Training Services Portal (TSP) is updating the way content is delivered, and we are excited to share these changes with you.  Using your […]

Beginning of Semester Reminders – Spring 2023

Canvas Login Publishing and Unpublishing Courses Respondus – New Feature Highlights VCU Online UDL Regional Conference Copy a Canvas Course “Classic Quizzes” to “New Quizzes” Transition Updates Top Hat 1.1 Transition to the LTI Version 1.3 Academic Integrity Concerns Course or Section Cross-Listing Canvas Enrollment Status Update Spring 2023 Training Opportunities Greetings Faculty and Staff, […]

End of Semester Reminders – Fall 2022

Canvas Login Portal is Changing Canvas Quick Tips Just-In-Time Support Pedagogical Assistance Final Grades Training Opportunities Carrying Over Incompletes to the Next Semester Greetings VCU Faculty, Winter break is quickly approaching and with that comes alot of end of semester business to attend. We have compiled some information to keep in mind as you wrap […]

VoiceThread Maintenance – December 31, 2022

Hello VoiceThread Users! On Saturday, December 31, we will be performing hardware and software updates to our databases. VoiceThread will be unavailable for up to 6 hours. Date: December 31, 2022Time: 5:00-11:00am EST (UTC -5)Impact: VoiceThread offline Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you, as always, for your patience as we keep VoiceThread healthy! The VT […]

Spring 2023 Courses Available October 31st

All Spring 2023 Canvas course shells will become available to all instructors on October 31, 2022 so you will have ample time to begin building your courses. Primary instructors will be populated; however, secondary instructors and TAs will need to be added manually by the primary instructor. If you find that a course you are […]

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