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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 […]

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.

Kaltura Performance Issues and Infrastructure Changes this Weekend (8/29/20)

Hello from Learning Systems, We hope this message finds you well. Kaltura MediaSpace, their integration servers for Blackboard and Canvas, as well as the Kaltura Management Server have all been experiencing intermittent outages over the last week. Our team has been in contact with the vendor and they have stated that several changes are being […]

Canvas Status Updates for August 5th, 2020

How to publish courses and override term settings in Canvas The term settings in Canvas for Fall 2020 are set to allow student access on August 11th. If an instructor wishes to allow students to access their courses now, the default term setting can be overridden within course settings. Learning Systems has added a new […]

Mid-Summer Communication – Blackboard Faculty

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, As we move towards the Fall Semester at VCU, faculty are facing many challenges with teaching both in the classroom and online. Added to that is the challenge of switching to a new Learning Management System – Canvas. Learning Systems is here to help! Here is an information brief about what is […]

Support for a rapid transition to online instruction at VCU

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, Learning Systems will be partnering with Online@VCU and offering support as faculty move to online instruction during COVID-19. Highlighted below are references to resources that can be used within the LMS (Blackboard) in the hopes that this will help to ease the quick transition to teaching online. For instructional support, you can […]

Kaltura Captioning Update (REACH v2)

A recent update to Kaltura Mediaspace has introduced a new easier-to-use interface for requesting ASR / machine-based closed captioning for your Kaltura videos. Kaltura refers to this update as REACH v2. This new interface also includes an upgraded editor that allows for editing captions inside of MediaSpace as opposed to the old one that was […]

Faculty Preferences when Teaching with Technology Survey

VCU Faculty, The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE), Academic Technologies, ALTlab and Online@VCU are conducting a research study to explore faculty perceptions of teaching with technology. This study will help inform further development of existing technology tools and applications, as well as to determine whether our current technology and faculty development practices are […]

CaptureSpace has been retired. Kaltura Personal Capture has arrived!

Greetings from Learning Systems, This is just a friendly reminder that Kaltura CaptureSpace has been retired. As of June 1st, it is no longer being updated, enhanced, or supported by the vendor. Kaltura Capture has arrived and is now available for download from VCU’s Kaltura MediaSpace! It is much easier to use with a simple interface, […]

Blackboard Faculty – Fall 2018 – End-of-Semester Announcements

Dear VCU Faculty, As the the end of the Fall 2018 semester quickly approaches, ​Learning Systems would like to share some important eLearning reminders, resources and news with you. Target Date set for the next major upgrade to eLearning (Blackboard) at VCU The VCU eLearning system will be upgraded to Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 […]

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