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Canvas Overview for Students

As part of Weeks of Welcome for VCU students, Academic Technologies will host a live, online 30-minute overview of Canvas, VCU’s web-based learning management system (LMS). Students will learn how to navigate Canvas to complete class assignments, projects, and more. Please register and join the session on August 24th, 11:00am – 11:30am. https://cglink.me/2dV/r1928590

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 […]

Respondus LockDown Browser – Screen Recording is Here!

Respondus is back with another feature update; screen recording. How it works!1. Instructors enable the Screen Recording option on a per exam basis from the LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor Dashboard. 2. The screen recording video for an exam session initially appears below the webcam video in the proctoring results. 3. Click (or touch) the […]

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 […]

Respondus LockDown Browser Reinstall

Following Respondus LDB problems we ran into last week, we wanted to get ahead of upcoming final exams by providing some guidance to those who may still be experiencing some lingering issues. Those using the Windows 10 operating system appear to have been most affected. If you find you are still having trouble, follow the […]

Respondus – End of Windows 7 Support for LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser will cease to work on Windows 7 computers beginning June 28, 2023. Students using Windows 7 will need to upgrade to Windows 10/11 or find another device that is supported. LockDown Browser can be used with Windows 10+, Mac 10.13+, Chromebook, and iPads running iOS 11+ (the iPad setting must be enabled by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Respondus – New Feature Highlights

Show Your WorkA top request from math and science faculty is a way for students to “show their work” at the end of an online exam. This feature is now available with the Respondus Monitor proctoring system.Watch video 24/7 Live Chat – 10+ LanguagesStudents who use the 24/7 Live Chat service in Respondus Monitor can get support […]

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