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Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration »

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction.

If you would like to learn more about using the advanced features of Zoom, please take advantage of this opportunity to talk to the experts by registering for the “Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration” session at https://training.vcu.edu/ (enter keyword: Zoom). A list of topics and the session URL are included in the training registration.

Additional information about Zoom can be found in our askIT knowledge base.

Summer 2018 Classroom Updates »

This summer the Labs and Classrooms Computing team has upgraded all centrally supported classrooms to update application software and provide a refreshed desktop experience. The new desktop experience provides a clearer view of the most commonly used applications, support information, weather info, and other information. With the transition to Top Ha . . .

Kaltura Classroom Is Here! »

Kaltura Classroom (also called Kaltura Lecture Capture) enables you to create high-quality recordings in any classroom. With Kaltura Classroom, you can have your class schedule managed to create an automated hands-free experience. Kaltura’s platform allows you to set where the content will be shared to, whether in Blackboard or MediaSpace. Kal . . .

Top Hat on Campus Training »

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, VCU Academic Technologies wants to make you aware of an opportunity for faculty to learn about using Top Hat in their classrooms. A Top Hat representative will be onsite August 20-22 to provide training for faculty. There are basic, advanced and Q&A sessions scheduled for all three days, to be held on both . . .

Summer Top Hat Training Sessions »

Academic Technologies has scheduled several Top Hat training sessions for faculty throughout the summer. These sessions will be led by a representative from Top Hat. Faculty can register for these sessions at: https://training.vcu.edu/ . . .

Spring 2018 Classroom Technology Faculty Survey »

If you have used one of our centrally supported classrooms this semester, we would like to hear about your experiences related to the technology this semester. For a list of classrooms that are centrally supported, please click on your campus' link below. Monroe Park Campus Centrally Supported Classrooms MCV Campus Centrally Supported Classrooms . . .

Deadline for Transition From Turning Technologies »

Beginning May 16, 2018, Turning Technologies will no longer be the supported Student Response System for VCU.  Any classes using a student response system other than Top Hat, after May 16th, should contact the vendor for support.  Visit our knowledge base for more information and resources. . . .

Top Hat Student Response System Training Survey »

Academic Technologies will be scheduling Top Hat training sessions for faculty and staff over the next few months. To assist with planning and scheduling, your input would be greatly appreciated.  Please participate in this short survey.  Turning Technologies and other Student Response Systems (SRS)  will no longer be supported by VCU Technology Ser . . .

Top Hat trainer on campus 2/27-3/2 »

VCU's dedicated trainer from Top Hat, Patrick Fanizza, will be visiting our campus Tuesday (2/27) through Friday (3/2). He has a few available openings on Wednesday and Friday, so please take advantage of this is great opportunity to meet with him.  Faculty can schedule individual or small group consultations, using this link: www.meetme.so . . .

New Student Response System (SRS, aka “Clickers”) »

VCU now has a contract with Top Hat, which will become the University’s standard, supported Student Response System (SRS). Top Hat is a secure, cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom engagement, is more compatible and functional than our current SRS (Turning Technologies). Students can use their own mobile device, purchase . . .
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