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CTLE March Faculty Success Workshops

These Faculty Success Workshops are offered each semester across a wide range of topics relevant to teaching, scholarship, service, wellness, career development, and more. This series includes interactive workshops and sometimes panel discussions and/or presentations addressing everything from evidence-based pedagogy to new technologies to maximize learning to writing statements/narratives for promotion materials. Monday, 3/1:┬áTips for […]

Canvas Tip: Uploading Videos and Large Files

It has always been highly encouraged that users not upload videos directly into Bb but instead upload your videos to Kaltura and then embed or link them into your Course. This can cause issues such as video distortion and, in many cases, students having trouble watching them. This is still the case, and even more […]

Kaltura’s February 2021 Featured Webinar

KAMP: Using Video in the Fully Online Environment for Improved Personalization and Student Engagement Feb 11, 2021 at 2:00PM EST – Register Faculty and instructional designers will come to understand and use Kaltura video in the online course environment. This session will provide ideas on how video can improve online course design for video lectures, […]

Beginning of the Semester Reminders

Greetings VCU Faculty, As we begin the Spring 2021 semester, please remember that by May 31, 2021, 100% of VCU online courses will use Canvas. Blackboard will not be available after May 31, 2021.  All courses previously in Blackboard, as well as new courses will use Canvas, starting with the Summer 2021 semester.  Last year […]

Check your Canvas; Turnitin is Here!

How we Got to TurnitinSafeassign is a plagiarism tool owned by Blackboard and integrated with the VCU Blackboard environment. Academic Technologies was tasked with finding a suitable plagiarism tool for Canvas. A request for proposal (RFP) committee was formed and included two representatives from Academic Technologies, two instructional designers (one from each campus) and a […]

Canvas Spring 2021 Training Schedule

The Canvas training schedule for spring is announced! Join us for any or all of the sessions. The January training sessions begin next week with ‘The Basics: Creating Your First Course in Canvas’ on the 19th and ‘Plagiarism Prevention – Using Turnitin with Canvas’ on the 20th. The ‘Blackboard-to-Canvas Course Imports’ training session is scheduled […]

Publish Canvas Courses and Term Dates

How do I give students access to my course? When a course remains unpublished, students do not have access. Faculty have the ability to publish and unpublish a course depending on when you want students to view it. When you want students to have access to your course, you must publish it. Publishing a course […]

Upcoming Canvas Training – November 2020

Nov 5, 12pm-2pm:  Canvas Open Discussion for VCU Faculty Facilitator: Adam Kuntz, Canvas Consultant Registration: https://training.vcu.edu (keyword – Canvas) Zoom Join URL: https://instructure.zoom.us/j/9106416784 Two hours have been scheduled for this drop-in, online discussion event for VCU faculty. The session will be moderated by a Canvas consultant, and is a great opportunity for VCU instructors to […]

Respondus/StudyMate Training

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus MonitorLockDown Browser and Respondus MonitorThis comprehensive training is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor proctoring with online exams. The training will cover:How to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to protect integrity and ensure student identityThe instructor and student perspective in each applicationHow […]

Online Course Spring Development Program

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare your spring online courses! Provided by our instructional partners, VCU Online, is gearing up to assist faculty members who are preparing to teach spring online classes. VCU Online offers support with its instructional design expertise to help transfer courses to a virtual environment. For more information, contact Elaine Reeder […]

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