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VCU HealthHacks Event Nov. 6-7

Virginia Commonwealth University would like to invite any students from US Institutions to participate in their annual HealthHacks event November 6-7. HealthHacks is a 24-hour sprint of intense innovation and problem solving focused on unmet medical needs. Participants address challenges through teamwork, solution ideation, programming, rapid prototyping, developing flow processes and more. While one of […]

Tips for Using Top Hat to Engage with Your Students

Top 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 Top Hat active learning platform is FREE for all […]

Fall Semester Classroom Resources Reminder

I wanted to take a minute to remind you of some classroom resources available to you for teaching in our centrally managed classrooms.  All of the information below is available at any time by visiting our website at go.vcu.edu/classroomsupport. List of Central Classrooms By Campus MCV Campus Central Classrooms Monroe Park Campus Central Classrooms Each […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Camp 2021

This four-day boot camp, sponsored by VCU Online and Academic Technologies, is designed to assist faculty in preparing for online and technology enhanced courses. The boot camp, in Canvas and on Zoom, will include morning workshops and afternoon open office hours for personalized assistance with course design and technical support. Enroll For more information, contact […]

UPDATED: SafeNet Wireless Authentication Issues

UPDATE: Network Services has implemented a temporary fix to restore wireless connectivity for SafeNet and Eduroam network SSIDs. The team is still working with the vendor to resolve the original issue. We received the following alert from VCU Network Services.  “We are experiencing authentication issues on SafeNet wireless this morning. Network Services believes this is related to […]

Top Hat Training for Faculty

Now that Top Hat is free for VCU students, it is the perfect time to learn how to use Top Hat to engage students in an active learning environment. Top Hat also integrates with Canvas, VCU’s  learning management system. Sponsored by Academic Technologies, Top Hat specialists will deliver online training sessions for VCU faculty. An […]

Top Hat Summer Camp for Faculty

Top Hat’s instructional design team is hosting a free Summer Camp webinar series July 26-27. Classrooms are evolving, and so is Top Hat. Join their 2-day virtual program featuring Top Hat experts and guest panelists for a series of sessions and workshops to learn everything you need to unleash your students’ potential as you gear […]

Top Hat is Free for VCU Students

Beginning with the summer 2021 semester, access to the Top Hat active learning platform is free for all VCU students. Students must be currently enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course with a “student” affiliation. Top Hat will automatically issue a refund to students who purchased a subscription for Summer 2021 courses. For more information, […]

Spring 2021 Central Classroom Technology Faculty Survey

As each semester comes to a close, we like to assess the effectiveness of our classroom technology presentation systems in meeting our faculty’s instructional needs.  As this semester continued our charge to educate during the pandemic, it has also given us opportunities to look to the future of our educational spaces.  It is for this reason that […]

New Adobe Creative Cloud Pricing Starts May 15th

Starting May 15th, students can gain access to Creative Cloud for the summer semester for $7, and access for the Fall and Spring for $15 a semester in a deal that includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Animator, Audition and more, as well as free assets from the Adobe Stock library of graphics, photos and videos. […]

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