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Respondus LockDown Browser Instructor Training

If you offer online quizzes or tests through Blackboard Learn, it’s simple to prevent cheating with LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Join a free 45-minute training webinar to learn everything you need to get started. You’ll see a demo of the

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

VCU 2Factor Migrates To Email, myVCU Portal, & Blackboard In August

VCU is continuing its effort to protect our community from cyber threats that may jeopardize the safety and security of our information. VCU 2Factor authentication will be extended to major services such as email and VCU Portal starting August 1,

New Google Backup & Sync – NOT Recommended for VCU Users

A new version of Google Drive called “Backup and Sync” will be released in mid-July. Although we have never recommended the use of the Google Drive sync client, we are aware that users may have this configured.  Collaboration Services wants

June, 2017 CIO Update

Earlier this month the Technology Services team, along with our Administration colleagues in Human Resources, Facilities Management, Police, Parking & Transportation, and Safety & Risk Management gathered to celebrate our accomplishments and to recognize those who this year exemplified great

May, 2017 CIO Update

As we successfully close another academic year and begin to close another fiscal year, the Technology Services team is now beginning to perform various maintenance and upgrade tasks to multiple systems and infrastructures as well as plan for the fall.  Over

April, 2017 CIO Update

For the past week or so, I think I’ve been living in Seattle. However, the sun has made an appearance today and I believe that all of the April showers will in fact lead to May flowers.  For this month’s

March, 2017 CIO Update

It is definitely March, and I have a busted bracket and the start of some spring allergies to prove it.  Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend another excellent annual ACCS (Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia) conference in Portsmouth.

February, 2017 CIO Update

Compromise of data and IT systems through the use of stolen credentials continues to be one of the top cyber threats faced by our University. A compromise may not only place University information at risk, but can also jeopardize your

January, 2017 CIO Update

As the New Year comes into full swing, Educause (the primary professional organization for Higher Education IT) has released its Top 10 Issues list for the coming year.  This year’s list and associated materials are particularly helpful in contextualizing our

December, 2016 CIO Update

As we wind down the year 2016, please accept my best wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season and a wonderful 2017!  For this month’s update, I thought I would share information about a project being completed over the

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