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Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled for May

The Blackboard System system will be upgraded in May.  Visit our askIT page for more details.

Google Provides Updated Gmail Inbox Look

Google has begun rolling out a new Gmail inbox interface to VCU student,, faculty, and staff accounts this week. Customers are not required to implement the new look, it is a choice. Google touts this change as a way to give customers more control of email communications and more easily cut through the noise to get to […]

Additional appsforVCU Training Sessions & Getting Started Guide Available

We are well underway on the deployment of the new faculty and staff appsforVCU email service powered by Google Apps for Education. Many faculty and staff have attended Sneak Peek sessions over the past month. We are now opening up a number of hands-on sessions for appsforVCU email and calendar. These sessions are available on-site […]

Downtown Fire Resulted In VCU Computer Center Power Disruption

A fire in an underground vault located in downtown Richmond yesterday resulted in power being lost at the VCU Computer Center (VCUCC) housed in the Pocahontas Building. The primary effect is that the building air conditioning was not available causing temperatures in the computer center facility to rise well above 100 degrees yesterday. Backup power […]

getIT: VCUTS Adds Apple & Dell As Approved Student Computer Initiative Vendors For Student Purchases

This summer, VCU Technology Services (VCUTS) is providing our students with additional choices when buying their computer for college. Apple and Dell have both joined Lenovo as approved vendors for students to purchase computers that meet the Student Computer Initiative (SCI) minimum specifications. In addition, the G2G Mobile Computing student computer purchasing program is evolving into […]

Hold Those Dates For Tech Fair 2011

Seems like we just finished Tech Fair 2010 and now we already have the dates for Tech Fair 2011. The two-day technology confab at VCU is scheduled for April 12th and 13th next year. The Monroe Campus date is April 12th, 2011 and will again take place in the University Student Commons Richmond Salons. The […]

ZixMail Helps Secure Your Email

VCU Technology Services added a new feature to the ZixMail service today. Faculty, staff, and contractors are not allowed to transmit confidential data via email unless the message and attachments are encrypted. ZixMail provides an easy way to do this for VCU employees and contractors. Until today, all one had to do was place the […]

2010 Student Technology Satisfaction Survey & The iPad

The spring 2010 Student Technology Satisfaction survey just closed with over 900 students providing responses to the survey. This is a huge increase in responses from last year with over 700 more surveys being completed. We suspect the reason is that students were entered into a drawing for a 16GB Apple iPad once they completed […]

[Video] Internet Redundancy Project Update

Sam KennedyVCUTS User Services I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Keith Deane, Director of Network Services for VCUTS, to talk about the Internet Redundancy Project. A major component of this project has been the establishment of a new Internet connection at the Harris Hall computer room. This new Internet connection will not […]

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