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End of Semester Reminders – 2021 Fall

Greetings VCU Faculty, Congratulations! You made it through your first official semester using Canvas. We hope the experience has been seamless and beneficial. Final Grades Final grades are due by December 22, 2021 at noon via Faculty eServices, not Canvas. For more information visit the Faculty Grade Entry page. Canvas 24/7 Support With the holidays approaching and […]

Respondus Webinars – November and December 2021

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor offer an effective, easy-to-use solution to protect the integrity of your online tests. Join a demonstration to learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Or, quickly learn how to use Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network to create and manage […]

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, […]

SoftChalk is Going Away

On May 22, 2022, SoftChalk will no longer be available for use. As an alternative, Technology Services has established an Articulate 360 Team Agreement to provide VCU departments/schools quick access to Team licenses and benefits.  Articulate 360 provides a suite of e-Learning web authoring tools used to create a lesson or course, and enables you […]

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. […]

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.

Respondus (Newly Added) Webinars – Sept. 2021

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive 45-minute training is a perfect introduction for instructors new to the applications and who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to protect academic integrity during online exams.  Sept 14, 15, 22, 23, 28, 29 – Register

VoiceThread Workshop – Sept. 2021

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join the VoiceThread instructional designer for this interactive and hands-on exploration. Using VoiceThread in Canvas – September 14 at 1:00pm ET – RegisterIn this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or […]

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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