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Announcement: TopHat adopted By VCU »

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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, . . .

UPDATED: Windows 10 Migration »

UPDATED 10/09/2017: All central classrooms on both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses have been converted to Windows 10. On the MCV campus, autologon configuration is being removed from all central classroom podium computers in a staggered approach which will be completed by 10/22. Going forward ALL VCU instructors will be required to login to podium comp . . .

Winter 2017 Classroom Updates! »

Welcome back faculty, students, and staff! Over the break we have updated some of the most commonly used software titles on the computers used in centrally-scheduled/supported classrooms. You can view a full list of the rooms we support here: Here is a list of academic licensed software we've updated with the new ve . . .

Summer 2016 Classroom Updates! »

As part of an initiative to better communicate changes to classroom technology, we've created this blog to more easily reach those who want to know more about the changes and updates we make. Sometime these changes are minor, and of course other times we are completely upgrading a classroom with new computers, projects, audio-visual equipment, and other . . .
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