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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 […]

Notice: Canvas Classic Quizzes End of Life

Classic Quizzes End of Life Starting in July 2022, the default quizzing function in Canvas will be “New Quizzes”. “Classic Quizzes” will not be available after December 2022. Rest assured, anything previously created in Classic Quizzes will still be available; however, all newly created quizzes will use the New Quizzes platform. Classic Quizzes vs New […]

Canvas Support Resources: Quick Reference Guide

SupportThe Learning Systems team can be reached at LSrequest@vcu.edu for Canvas, Kaltura Lon-Capa and additional instructional technologies technical support. Our team is also participating in Open Office Hours in partnership with VCU Online throughout Fall 2021.  The IT Support Center provides VCU-specific tier-one support (i.e. eID issues) related to accessing Canvas. 24/7 Canvas support is also available by phone and chat, with chat being […]

Canvas Tip: Auto Open a File Preview

In a Canvas text box using the Rich Content Editor (RCE), any link to a file located in the site’s Files tool can be automatically opened and displayed to users. This is frequently done in the Syllabus and Assignment tools, but will work in any tool that contains a Canvas text box (Syllabus, Announcements, Assignments, […]

Beginning of Semester Reminder – Fall 2021

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As of May 31, 2021 Blackboard has been decommissioned and 100% of the VCU online courses are now being taught on the new Canvas LMS. If for some reason you missed the opportunity to retrieve your content from Blackboard, please visit the Did […]

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 […]

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, […]

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