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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 […]

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 […]

Canvas Known Issue – Pages Not Loading

Canvas is currently experiencing an issue where various pages, most reported being the Gradebook, are not loading. This issue is due to having the browser Chrome 96 on a Windows OS. The most reliable workaround is to use a different browser (i.e. Firefox). For more information and updates to this issue, visit the related Canvas […]

Canvas Organization Rebranding

We are currently finalizing the process of transitioning “organizations” in Canvas to “training courses”. The term “organizations” is a holdover term from Blackboard which does not have a direct equivalence in Canvas. Canvas training courses are empty course shells, which differ from “traditional” Canvas courses only in their availability dates and in the way that […]

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, […]

SoftChalk is Going Away

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 web authoring tools used to create a lesson or course, and enables you […]

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