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Kaltura July Updates

Release notes 7/26 Authentication issues between Kaltura/Canvas *Resolved* We had an on-going issue with Kaltura videos in Canvas erroring out to an “Access Denied”, which once refreshed would randomly work or fail. Example: A Canvas course page with 10 Kaltura videos added through the RCE Kaltura embed option, out of those 10, 1-2 will typically […]

Top Hat Faculty Training Opportunities

Now that Top Hat is free for VCU students, it is the perfect time to learn how to use the product 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 introductory […]

Canvas Tip: Using the Canvas Commons

Why reinvent the wheel when there are some great educators who have graciously shared their online courses and resources in the Canvas Commons Learning Object Repository (LOR).   The Commons allows instructors to download content that has been shared as well as share work when they are ready!  This resource allows you to access great content […]

VoiceThread Workshops and Respondus Webinars

VoiceThread Workshops New Assignment Features – July 20 at 1:00pm ET – Register In this session will give a full tour of the New Assignment Builder.  We will review all of the workflows, new features, and options for your VoiceThread assessments. Using VoiceThread in Canvas – July 27 at 1:00pm ET – Register Learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add […]

Top Hat Summer Camp Webinar Series (FREE)

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

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, […]

Canvas Tip: Create a Content Page with Tabs

One way you may want to organization your course content is by using Pages and creating tabs within those pages. This method may require that you know a little about HTML. Here is the Tab Code that you will need to achieve this look. Your page should look something like this: For more step by […]

REMOTE: Connected Faculty Summit (Sponsored by Respondus)

Respondus is a sponsor at this week’s REMOTE: A Connected Faculty Summit, a free virtual conference hosted by Arizona State University. This online event will include 87 sessions in tracks such as Connecting with Students, Hybrid Course Design, Lessons from COVID, and other relevant topics for Higher Education faculty. At the virtual event this Wednesday and Thursday, visit […]

VoiceThread New Assignments Feature – June 30, 2021

VoiceThread has recently released the New Assignments feature. Users have the option to switch to this new feature now and those who have not yet done so will automatically be upgraded on June 30, 2021. New Assignments has tons of awesome features including these highly-requested options: Commenting in the Student GalleryThe Student Gallery is where students can view […]

ExamSoft – Blackboard to Canvas Integration

As of June 1, 2021 the ExamSoft integration will be switched over from Blackboard to Canvas upon the completion of the Blackboard decommission. Please email canvas@vcu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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