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UPDATE: Canvas “Classic Quizzes” EOL Timeline Pushed Back

Classic Quizzes End of Life The Canvas “Classic Quizzes” end of life has been extended to June 30, 2024. Instructors currently have the option to use the “Classic Quizzes” or “New Quizzes” format; whichever they prefer. For additional information regarding this transition, visit Instructure’s Classic Quiz Sunset Timeline page and feel free to subscribe if you would like […]

Beginning of Semester Reminder – Spring 2022

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back from winter break! Spring 2022 begins our second full semester using Canvas and we hope the experience so far has been positive and encouraging. Canvas Login Login to Canvas by going to and clicking on the Rodney the Ram astronaut image. Be sure to use your eID and password. […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp – Enroll Now

Mark your calendars for the Teaching with Technology Survival Bootcamp hosted by Academic Technologies and VCU Online. The bootcamp is set to take place over a 4 day span from January 11-14, 2022 and will include sessions from our in-house trainers in Academic Technologies and VCU Online, in addition to sessions led by vendor experts […]

Future-Facing Learning for Student Success

Adobe Creative Campus Collaboration Event for Campus Faculty, Staff and Administration VCU is one of 54 institutions designated as an Adobe Creative Campus, promoting student engagement, creativity and development of critical thinking skills with affordable digital applications. Please join Adobe’s virtual collaborative event Feb. 15-17, 2022 to gain (and share) insights and inspiration for cultivating […]

VoiceThread Workshops – Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join us for these interactive and hands-on explorations. About the Workshops These workshops are completely free. The sessions are led by our instructional designer and online educator George Haines. George will share his expertise to help you get the most from VoiceThread. VoiceThread and Storytelling Most cognitive scientists agree […]

End of Semester Reminders – 2021 Fall

Greetings VCU Faculty, Congratulations! You made it through your first official semester using Canvas. We hope the experience has been seamless and beneficial. Final Grades Final grades are due by December 22, 2021 at noon via Faculty eServices, not Canvas. For more information visit the Faculty Grade Entry page. Canvas 24/7 Support With the holidays approaching and […]

Respondus Webinars – November and December 2021

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor offer an effective, easy-to-use solution to protect the integrity of your online tests. Join a demonstration to learn how these applications work with a range of testing environments, operating systems and learning systems to prevent cheating during online tests. Or, quickly learn how to use Respondus 4.0 and the Respondus Test Bank Network to create and manage […]

Notice: Canvas Enrollment Status Update

Previously, students who withdrew from courses were removed from the Canvas course to maintain a list of only actively enrolled students. On the instructor’s end, it appeared that all traces of the student were removed from the roster and gradebook. New for the Spring 2022 semester, at the recommendation of the LMS Faculty and Stakeholder Workgroup, […]

VoiceThread Workshop – Nov. 2021

Using VoiceThread in Canvas (November 16 at 1:00pm ET) – Register In this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or assessments. This will be a hand-on workshop where you can follow along with the activities and add VoiceThreads into your course modules. […]

Canvas Tip: Download and Re-Upload Submissions

Occasionally, an instructor might prefer to grade student assignment submissions offline. This would allow you the flexibility to make edits, comments, etc. to your student’s papers from anywhere and later re-upload them back into your student’s gradebook. To get started, click on Assignments from the course navigation menu. On the far right-hand side, click the […]

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