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Respondus (Newly Added) Webinars – Sept. 2021

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive 45-minute training is a perfect introduction for instructors new to the applications and who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to protect academic integrity during online exams.  Sept 14, 15, 22, 23, 28, 29 – Register

VoiceThread Workshop – Sept. 2021

If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join the VoiceThread instructional designer for this interactive and hands-on exploration. Using VoiceThread in Canvas – September 14 at 1:00pm ET – RegisterIn this workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons, discussions, or […]

Everything you Need to Know about Using Top Hat

Tips for Using Top Hat to Engage with Your StudentsTop Hat is an active learning platform that allows instructors to conduct polls, track attendance, host discussions, present slides and assessments for interactive learning. Students can submit responses using their mobile device, tablet, laptop, or SMS. No more “clickers” or subscriptions to purchase!  Access to the […]

Notice: Canvas Classic Quizzes End of Life

Classic Quizzes End of Life Starting in July 2022, the default quizzing function in Canvas will be “New Quizzes”. “Classic Quizzes” will not be available after December 2022. Rest assured, anything previously created in Classic Quizzes will still be available; however, all newly created quizzes will use the New Quizzes platform. Classic Quizzes vs New […]

Kaltura August Updates

Release notes 8/30 Kaltura embedding video issue within a Canvas course We have an on-going issue with embedding Kaltura videos in Canvas via RCE. Some users have experienced a bug with their course homepage being inserted instead of their Kaltura video within the RCE. This issue has not yet been resolved and currently Canvas support […]

Respondus Webinars – Sept. 2021

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This comprehensive 45-minute training is a perfect introduction for instructors new to the applications and who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to protect academic integrity during online exams.  Aug 31 | Sept 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 – Register Here Instructor Training: Respondus 4.0 […]

Canvas Support Resources: Quick Reference Guide

SupportThe Learning Systems team can be reached at LSrequest@vcu.edu for Canvas, Kaltura Lon-Capa and additional instructional technologies technical support. Our team is also participating in Open Office Hours in partnership with VCU Online throughout Fall 2021.  The IT Support Center provides VCU-specific tier-one support (i.e. eID issues) related to accessing Canvas. 24/7 Canvas support is also available by phone and chat, with chat being […]

Canvas Tip: Auto Open a File Preview

In a Canvas text box using the Rich Content Editor (RCE), any link to a file located in the site’s Files tool can be automatically opened and displayed to users. This is frequently done in the Syllabus and Assignment tools, but will work in any tool that contains a Canvas text box (Syllabus, Announcements, Assignments, […]

Beginning of Semester Reminder – Fall 2021

Greetings VCU Faculty, Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As of May 31, 2021 Blackboard has been decommissioned and 100% of the VCU online courses are now being taught on the new Canvas LMS. If for some reason you missed the opportunity to retrieve your content from Blackboard, please visit the Did […]

VoiceThread Workshops

Join VoiceThread for their free workshops! If you are new to VoiceThread or just want some new ideas, join these interactive and hands-on explorations. See All Workshops Some of workshops of particular interest may be: VoiceThread Basics 1: Upload, Comment, and Share August 24 at 1:00pm ET – Register Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on […]

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