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Top Hat Summer Camp Webinar Series (FREE)

Top Hat’s instructional design team is hosting a free Summer Camp webinar series July 26-27. Classrooms are evolving, and so is Top Hat. Join their 2-day virtual program featuring Top Hat experts and guest panelists for a series of sessions and workshops to learn everything you need to unleash your students’ potential as you gear […]

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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, […]

Canvas Tip: Create a Content Page with Tabs

One way you may want to organization your course content is by using Pages and creating tabs within those pages. This method may require that you know a little about HTML. Here is the Tab Code that you will need to achieve this look. Your page should look something like this: For more step by […]

REMOTE: Connected Faculty Summit (Sponsored by Respondus)

Respondus is a sponsor at this week’s REMOTE: A Connected Faculty Summit, a free virtual conference hosted by Arizona State University. This online event will include 87 sessions in tracks such as Connecting with Students, Hybrid Course Design, Lessons from COVID, and other relevant topics for Higher Education faculty. At the virtual event this Wednesday and Thursday, visit […]

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 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 if you have any questions or concerns.

Respondus June 2021 Training Webinars

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.  June 2, 8 – Register Instructor Training: Respondus 4.0 & the Test Bank Network Learn how Respondus […]

Reminder: Collaborate Ultra is Going Away with Blackboard

Currently, Collaborate Ultra is integrated with Canvas but it is part of the Blackboard suite of tools and will no longer be available once Blackboard has been decommissioned. As an alternative, Zoom has been established as VCU’s official desktop conferencing solution to support remote instruction and collaboration. Zoom accounts are available to anyone with a valid […]

SoftChalk is Going Away

This is the final year VCU will be supporting SoftChalk Cloud & Create. 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 […]

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