Effort reporting training 

ECRT Training Matrix

Required training for effort coordinators

Effort Reporting's online training presentations and tools are accessible via Canvas and Talent@VCU

Research administrators that are requesting primary or secondary access to the Effort Reporting system (ECRT) will need to first complete the required training, Effort Reporting / ECRT Training for Effort Coordinators, in Canvas. 

Canvas course name: Effort Reporting / ECRT Training for Effort Coordinators

Canvas course self-enroll options:

  1. Click on the self-enroll invitation link which can be accessed from the Effort Reporting main page, or

  2. Email Cathy Short (Training Manager, DSP/G&C, cfshort@vcu.edu) to receive a self-enroll link, or

  3. Navigate to courses from your Canvas dashboard. Select “All Courses” and “Browse More Courses”. Search on the course name. Click “Join this Course” and then “Enroll in Course”.

Instructor-led training

Instructor-led Effort reporting and ECRT trainings are offered on a regular basis throughout the year at the basic and advanced levels.  The dates for current offerings as well as registration and course descriptions can be found in Talent@VCU by searching on “effort reporting”. 

Effort reporting tutorials

Effort reporting training materials

Note: ECRT was upgraded in the summer of 2017. While the upgrade did not significantly change established processes, various training was offered and informational material created to ease the transition.  

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Cathy Short
Training manager

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