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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 […]

Teaching with Technology Survival Camp 2021

This four-day boot camp, sponsored by VCU Online and Academic Technologies, is designed to assist faculty in preparing for online and technology enhanced courses. The boot camp, in Canvas and on Zoom, will include morning workshops and afternoon open office hours for personalized assistance with course design and technical support. Enroll For more information, contact […]

Upcoming Respondus Webinars – Aug. 2021

Join an instructor training webinar to see the latest features and integrations for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. You’ll learn how these applications are used with a range of online testing environments, operating systems, learning systems, and publisher platforms. There’s also a session on the powerful quiz authoring tool Respondus 4.0. Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This […]

Kaltura July Updates

Release notes 7/26 Authentication issues between Kaltura/Canvas *Resolved* We had an on-going issue with Kaltura videos in Canvas erroring out to an “Access Denied”, which once refreshed would randomly work or fail. Example: A Canvas course page with 10 Kaltura videos added through the RCE Kaltura embed option, out of those 10, 1-2 will typically […]

Top Hat Faculty Training Opportunities

Now that Top Hat is free for VCU students, it is the perfect time to learn how to use the product to engage students in an active learning environment. Top Hat also integrates with Canvas, VCU’s learning management system. Sponsored by Academic Technologies, Top Hat specialists will deliver online training sessions for VCU faculty. An introductory […]

Canvas Tip: Using the Canvas Commons

Why reinvent the wheel when there are some great educators who have graciously shared their online courses and resources in the Canvas Commons Learning Object Repository (LOR).   The Commons allows instructors to download content that has been shared as well as share work when they are ready!  This resource allows you to access great content […]

VoiceThread Workshops and Respondus Webinars

VoiceThread Workshops New Assignment Features – July 20 at 1:00pm ET – Register In this session will give a full tour of the New Assignment Builder.  We will review all of the workflows, new features, and options for your VoiceThread assessments. Using VoiceThread in Canvas – July 27 at 1:00pm ET – Register Learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add […]

Top Hat Summer Camp Webinar Series (FREE)

Top Hat’s instructional design team is hosting a free Summer Camp webinar series July 26-27. Classrooms are evolving, and so is Top Hat. Join their 2-day virtual program featuring Top Hat experts and guest panelists for a series of sessions and workshops to learn everything you need to unleash your students’ potential as you gear […]

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