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Top Hat Teaching and Learning Webinars for Faculty

Academic Technologies would like to make you aware of a webinar series called “Higher Learnings” that our partners at Top Hat offer each month. As part of this series, renowned experts in teaching and learning highlight innovative practices and strategies to the higher ed community. Past speakers have included James Lang, Pooja Agarwal and Jesse […]

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 […]

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 […]

Everything you Need to Know about Using Top Hat

Tips for Using Top Hat to Engage with Your StudentsTop Hat is an active learning platform that allows instructors to conduct polls, track attendance, host discussions, present slides and assessments for interactive learning. Students can submit responses using their mobile device, tablet, laptop, or SMS. No more “clickers” or subscriptions to purchase!  Access to the […]

Beginning of Semester Reminder – Fall 2021

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As of May 31, 2021 Blackboard has been decommissioned and 100% of the VCU online courses are now being taught on the new Canvas LMS. If for some reason you missed the opportunity to retrieve your content from Blackboard, please visit the Did […]

Top Hat Faculty Training Opportunities

Now that Top Hat is free for VCU students, it is the perfect time to learn how to use the product to engage students in an active learning environment. Top Hat also integrates with Canvas, VCU’s learning management system. Sponsored by Academic Technologies, Top Hat specialists will deliver online training sessions for VCU faculty. An introductory […]

Top Hat Summer Camp Webinar Series (FREE)

Top Hat’s instructional design team is hosting a free Summer Camp webinar series July 26-27. Classrooms are evolving, and so is Top Hat. Join their 2-day virtual program featuring Top Hat experts and guest panelists for a series of sessions and workshops to learn everything you need to unleash your students’ potential as you gear […]

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