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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Student Response System (SRS, aka “Clickers”)

VCU now has a contract with Top Hat, which will become the University’s standard, supported Student Response System (SRS). Top Hat is a secure, cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom engagement, is more compatible and functional than our current SRS (Turning Technologies). Students can use their own mobile device, purchase a Top […]

Top Hat – New Student Response System

VCU now has an official partnership with Top Hat, which will become the University’s supported Student Response System (SRS). Official communication about this will be coming from the provost office next week, but we wanted to share the news with you now. Top Hat is a cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom […]

Student Required Training Due Nov 17th

All incoming VCU students (first year, transfer, new graduate students) are REQUIRED to complete the Title IX training “Not Anymore” before the Nov 17 deadline to avoid a hold on their eServices account. Visit students.vcu.edu/not-anymore-training for more information.

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