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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:

A link to join the online sessions will be emailed to the registrants approximately 1 week before the session.  Face-to-face sessions will be held during New Faculty Orientation week (Aug. 20-22).

Information about the training opportunities and a “Quick View” of the schedule can be found here.  Additional information about Top Hat is located in our askIT knowledge base.

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: . . .

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 . . .

Announcement: TopHat adopted By VCU »

Please Visit our Top Hat website for more information.  . . .

MCV Campus – Removal of autologon functionality »

Central classroom podium computers on the MCV campus will no longer be utilizing an autologon configuration. Beginning today and running through 10/22, we will be removing this functionality in a staggered deployment for ALL centrally supported classroom podium computers. Instructors will be required to log in using their VCU eID (not a hospital ID). . . .

Centrally Supported Classroom Technology Training »

Welcome back for another year of instructional excellence here at VCU. In preparation for the new semester, we have some system training opportunities we'd like to make you aware of. Standard Classroom System Webinar  As a result of feedback from our user survey last Spring, we are going to offer our first ever online training webinar about how to . . .

Changes to Turning Technologies Classroom Clickers (Classroom Response System) »

VCU Academic Technologies has upgraded the Turning Technologies integration with Blackboard to the latest version, which works with version 8 receivers.  Although the user interface has some minor differences from past versions, we wanted to let you know about some of the changes behind the scenes. This latest version brings many new features; however, . . .
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