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Google Meet Adds New Features, Enhances Telecommuting Capabilities

VCU Technology Services is pleased to offer multiple options to students, faculty, and staff for remote work and leisure during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. To accommodate increased demand for teleworking tools, Google has been upgrading the Meet application with new features.

VCU Earns First Virginia Creative Campus Designation

VCU is the first school in Virginia to earn the designation of Creative Campus from Adobe. By incorporating problem​-​solving into our curricula and fostering 21st-century methods of teaching and learning, VCU embraces teaching digital literacy skills in higher education. Our students learn the skill of persuasive communication, allowing them to clearly express ideas in the […]

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available for Students

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are now available for VCU students to purchase at a significantly reduced cost! There is no charge for Spark Premium, and a license for Creative Cloud is $60 per year or $30 for 6 months. To purchase a license or learn more, please view the “Student Licenses and Purchasing” information on […]

Schedule Send in Gmail Now Available

Write now, send later with Schedule send in Gmail. Schedule your emails in Gmail to be sent at a later date and time. When drafting an original email or reply in Gmail, you’ll now see an arrow next to the “Send” button. Clicking this arrow gives you the option “Schedule send” option. After clicking “Schedule send”, […]

Google Launches Smart Compose Feature And New Gmail Becomes Permanent

Google is launching a new Smart Compose feature to all users after October 10. Smart Compose intelligently autocompletes your emails. It will be on by default for all Google G Suite users. Users can turn it off in Gmail general settings (Smart Compose > Writing suggestions off). The new Gmail interface will also become permanent […]

Google Contacts Getting New Look

Google Contacts is getting a fresh look and feel. New features include a rebuilt “find duplicates” feature, an automatic updating of contacts with shared Google profile information, and the VCU directory is easier to navigate through a more intuitive and faster “infinite” scroll. For more details, see this post on the apps.vcu.edu site.  

Gmail New Interface Available May 22nd

Gmail on the web is getting a brand new user interface. VCU customers will find the option to switch to the new Gmail user interface in their settings starting May 22. Simply select Settings – Try the new Virginia Commonwealth University Mail. Customers may switch back and forth as they desire. We have no target […]

October 4, 2017 – Google Drive Gets Easier with Drive File Stream

Google’s Drive File Stream is a new desktop application coming to VCU on October 4th that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync. It will look […]

Turning Technologies Classroom Clicker Changes

Our Academic Technologies team posted a new announcement concerning important changes to Turning Technologies Classroom Clickers. VCU Academic Technologies has upgraded the Turning Technologies integration with Blackboard to the latest version, which works with version 8 receivers. Although the user interface has some minor differences from past versions, we wanted to let you know about […]

New Google Backup & Sync – NOT Recommended for VCU Users

A new version of Google Drive called “Backup and Sync” will be released in mid-July. Although we have never recommended the use of the Google Drive sync client, we are aware that users may have this configured.  Collaboration Services wants to make you aware of this new version, even though we recommend that you not […]

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