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January, 2018 CIO Update

Happy New Year!  For this month’s update, I’d like to share some information from our Information Security Office regarding some new vulnerabilities that have created some challenges.  I would also like to introduce a new feature, in which over the

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

Echo360 – EchoPlayer Update

Hello VCU Faculty and Staff, We just wanted to provide a quick note to those using the legacy EchoSystem Server application and player

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

December, 2017 CIO Update

As we begin to wind down 2017 and prepare for 2018, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone on the Technology Services team for their hard work, dedication, and professionalism.  We have accomplished much this year and

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

November, 2017 CIO Update

As the holidays approach, along with the possibility of some actual cold weather, I want to share additional information about VCU Technology Services projects and initiatives that we will be working on in December and well into 2018. Make It

Available November 13 – A new look and new features to Google Calendar on the web

Google has redesigned the web calendar similar to the mobile application with a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size, including a redesign of conference room (resource) scheduling. For complete details go to https://goo.gl/VGHFLe To seek end-user assistance, and

“Ask Doctor Gee” Brown Bag Workshop (Nov. 10th)

Application Services and Collaboration Services present an “Ask Doctor Gee” brown bag lunch workshop in Sanger Hall, Room B1-020. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so attendees should bring lunch and questions. Dessert will be provided. All sessions are led by

October, 2017 CIO Update

Unfortunately the Cubs are not in the World Series right now, so this Fall is not quite as good as last year for me.  However, the cooler weather and autumn colors are a welcome change.  As we more fully transition

September, 2017 CIO Update

With the school year in full swing and Fall officially arriving, I thought I would highlight several new initiatives that help to ensure that all of the services we offer can be easily accessed and utilized and that our user

October 4, 2017 – Google Drive Gets Easier with Drive File Stream

Google’s Drive File Stream is a new desktop application coming to VCU on October 4th that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your

August, 2017 CIO Update

Welcome to the new academic year!  After all of our summer preparation, classes have begun and VCU is once again bustling with new and returning students “making it real.”  This month I’d like to highlight a couple of improvements we’ve made

Turning Technologies Classroom Clicker Changes

Our Academic Technologies team posted a new announcement concerning important changes to Turning Technologies Classroom Clickers. VCU Academic Technologies has upgraded the Turning Technologies integration with Blackboard to the latest version, which works with version 8 receivers. Although the user

July, 2017 CIO Update

The new academic year is fast approaching, and there are multiple efforts underway to prepare.  Our migration to multi-factor authentication continues to progress; we now have more than 15,000 registered users of DUO.  We continue to maintain and upgrade fiber

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