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Google Meet Adds New Features, Enhances Telecommuting Capabilities

VCU Technology Services is pleased to offer multiple options to students, faculty, and staff for remote work and leisure during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. To accommodate increased demand for teleworking tools, Google has been upgrading the Meet application with new features.

Learn More About Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn more about purchasing a license and how Adobe Creative Cloud applications can enhance your creativity in the classroom and beyond. Stop by the Adobe table on the compass outside Cabell library Friday (8/23) 10am-noon. Or visit the table at the Larrick Center on the MCV campus 11am-1pm on 8/27 and 8/29. Explore adobe.vcu.edu for […]

Adobe Reps Visit VCU, August 19

Students, don’t forget to join the Adobe reps Aug. 19th at the Cabell Library for demos, activities, and prizes. Visit adobe.vcu.edu for more details. Licenses are now available for purchase at a discounted rate!

VCU eID Account Claim Changes

VCU is improving its eID system, which allows users to log in and access university resources. All individuals with an active eID will be required to claim their account on the system. The account claim process will begin on or shortly before Jan. 29, and will occur during individual required annual password changes. To claim […]

Google Contact Updates January 15, 2019

On January 15, 2019, new Google Contacts will automatically become the default version.  This new Google Contacts version has been available to all users since August 20, 2018.  Users will still be able to revert back to old Contacts until February 12, 2019, when the new Google Contacts become permanent.

Google Drive Trash Retention Changing

VCU Collaboration Services will adjust Google Drive trash retention on Dec. 17. Documents deleted in Google Drive including Team Drive will be purged from trash and backup after 60 days. Previously, trash remained in Google Drive indefinitely. For more information, contact Doctor Gee at drgee@vcu.edu .

Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction. If […]

Google Team Drive Available for Faculty/Staff

Google Team Drives are available for users in the VCU Faculty/Staff domain beginning today. Team Drives can be used for projects, committees, departments, or other team-related purposes, and will be available by request only. Collaboration Services recommends reviewing the information on the appsforVCU website’s Apps page under Team Drive. This will help determine if a […]

Google Directory Update – Friday, Jan 12, 2018

On Friday, Jan 12, 2018, Collaboration Services will update the Google Directory to remove the middle initial in the VCU Google domain for faculty/staff. Google does not have a middle initial field, so we have been combining the first name and middle initial in the first name field. You may have noticed that a typeahead […]

New Student Response System (SRS, aka “clickers”)

Top Hat is a cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom engagement, is more compatible and functional than our current SRS (Turning Technologies). Students can use their own mobile device, purchase a Top Hat account, and receive credit for existing Turning Technology devices. Top Hat is available for use now, and the vendor […]

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