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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.

Top Hat – Blackboard to Canvas Integration

As of May 27, 2021 the Top Hat integration will be switched over from Blackboard to Canvas. This means Top Hat will no longer be available in Blackboard once the switch has been made. Please email canvas@vcu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

End of the 2021 Spring Semester Reminders

Greetings VCU Faculty, We hope your Spring 2021 semester has gone smoothly. Learning Systems would like to thank you for your continued support as we move forward through the final stage of our Blackboard to Canvas LMS transition. Here are some reminders of events and procedures that we’d like you to be aware of as […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Echo360 Updates (EchoSystem and Echo360 Cloud)

Update (4/17/18): The EchoSystem Server Upgrade has been rescheduled for Friday, 4/20 at 5:30AM. Thank you! Please note the reminders and updates below: EchoSystem Server Upgrade – Yes, one final upgrade to the EchoSystem Server will be applied that will address some minor issues with the content migration tool for EchoCloud and EchoCenter link issues. This update […]

Redesigned Interface for VCU’s eLearning Environment

The Learning Systems team just completed the Blackboard upgrade, and you will immediately notice that it looks different. For several years, Blackboard has maintained the same look, and over time it has become very “dated”. The Learning Systems team, within Academic Technologies, has redesigned and customized the interface to have a more professional, streamlined and […]

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