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Beginning of Semester Reminder – Spring 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back from winter break! Spring 2022 begins our second full semester using Canvas and we hope the experience so far has been positive and encouraging. Canvas Login Login to Canvas by going to canvas.vcu.edu and clicking on the Rodney the Ram astronaut image. Be sure to use your eID and password. […]

Canvas Known Issue – Pages Not Loading

Canvas is currently experiencing an issue where various pages, most reported being the Gradebook, are not loading. This issue is due to having the browser Chrome 96 on a Windows OS. The most reliable workaround is to use a different browser (i.e. Firefox). For more information and updates to this issue, visit the related Canvas […]

Canvas Organization Rebranding

We are currently finalizing the process of transitioning “organizations” in Canvas to “training courses”. The term “organizations” is a holdover term from Blackboard which does not have a direct equivalence in Canvas. Canvas training courses are empty course shells, which differ from “traditional” Canvas courses only in their availability dates and in the way that […]

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 […]

Notice: Canvas Enrollment Status Update

Previously, students who withdrew from courses were removed from the Canvas course to maintain a list of only actively enrolled students. On the instructor’s end, it appeared that all traces of the student were removed from the roster and gradebook. New for the Spring 2022 semester, at the recommendation of the LMS Faculty and Stakeholder Workgroup, […]

Canvas Tip: Download and Re-Upload Submissions

Occasionally, an instructor might prefer to grade student assignment submissions offline. This would allow you the flexibility to make edits, comments, etc. to your student’s papers from anywhere and later re-upload them back into your student’s gradebook. To get started, click on Assignments from the course navigation menu. On the far right-hand side, click the […]

Respondus Webinars – Oct. 2021

Join a free upcoming instructor webinar to see an in-depth demonstration of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. You’ll learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Respondus is also offering a session this month on the powerful exam authoring tool Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network. […]

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 […]

InstructureCon 2021 – Online and FREE!

All sessions last about 20 minutes and will be available for your viewing on the Instructure website after the event.

Everything you Need to Know about Using Top Hat

Tips for Using Top Hat to Engage with Your StudentsTop Hat is an active learning platform that allows instructors to conduct polls, track attendance, host discussions, present slides and assessments for interactive learning. Students can submit responses using their mobile device, tablet, laptop, or SMS. No more “clickers” or subscriptions to purchase!  Access to the […]

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