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Canvas Feature Update – November 2021

New Quizzes – Assignments and Quizzes Build Link Production Environment Availability: 11-20-2021 This feature is associated with the New Quizzes Feature Preview. New Quizzes in Assignments and Quizzes pages include a link to the quiz Build page. This change allows users to bypass the assignment details page and quickly access the quiz Build page. The link to the quiz […]

Canvas Feature Update – Oct. 2021

Notifications – Course Notification Customization Production Environment Availability – 10-16-2021The User Notifications page displays all notification options for a user’s entire account. However, if a user has any active course enrollments, the menu displays the name of each course. Users can navigate between their courses and set specific notification options for each course, if preferred. […]

Canvas Feature Updates – Sept. 2021

User Settings Text (SMS) Contact Method Update – The Text (SMS) tab has been updated to indicate that registering a mobile number is only supported for MFA notifications. This change is in preparation for removing SMS notifications which took place in July. SpeedGrader – Excused Status Display When an assignment is excused for a student, the […]

Respondus Webinars – Sept. 2021

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive 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 protect academic integrity during online exams.  Aug 31 | Sept 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 – Register Here Instructor Training: Respondus 4.0 […]

End of the 2021 Spring Semester Reminders

Greetings VCU Faculty, We hope your Spring 2021 semester has gone smoothly. Learning Systems would like to thank you for your continued support as we move forward through the final stage of our Blackboard to Canvas LMS transition. Here are some reminders of events and procedures that we’d like you to be aware of as […]

Kaltura April Updates

Kaltura Canvas Rich Content Editor (RCE) Addition We have added Kaltura Media to the main options bar within the RCE. This widget is represented on the middle right hand side which allows you to embed your Kaltura content. Kaltura Quizzes in Canvas/Blackboard There have been multiple reported issues with Kaltura Quizzes within Canvas or Blackboard. […]

Respondus April 2021 Training Webinars

Instructor Training: Pearson MyLab + Respondus Monitor This webinar is intended for instructors who currently use Pearson MyLab. It will include a demonstration of how to set up and use the new integration with Respondus Monitor, overview of licensing options (including student purchase), best practices, and more.  April 7 from 3pm-4pm – Register Instructor Training: […]

New Workshop – Spring Clean Your Courses for Transition to Canvas

Apr 9, 1:00-1:50pm, online  Sponsored by VCU Libraries, CTLE, Academic Technologies, and VCU Online, this workshop will help you review your course materials for accessibility and copyright compliance, and identify improved versions of your content. Identify the easiest way to share materials in Canvas and maximize cost savings for your students. There will also be […]

Kaltura March Updates

Kaltura Capture local recording file location change Locating your Personal Capture recordings has just become easier with the addition of the current recoding directory folder now displayed in the settings tab. If you do not see this option in your settings you may need to update your Kaltura Capture program by reinstalling it from MediaSpace. […]

Canvas Tip: How to Fix Images Not Visible when Using the Mobile App

Students using the Canvas Student app have complained of not being able to see images the instructor has shared. To fix this issue, you will need to instruct your students to turn on the “Allow Cross Website Tracking” option in their Canvas Student app settings. This short Images in Canvas video will show them how […]

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