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Adobe Events on Campus Aug 19th »

Students, don’t forget to join the Adobe reps Aug. 19th at the Cabell Library for demos, activities and prizes. Visit for more details. Licenses are now available for purchase at a discounted rate!

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available for Students »

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are now available for VCU students to purchase at a significantly reduced cost! There is no charge for Spark Premium, and a license for Creative Cloud is $60 per year, or $30 for 6 months. To purchase a license or learn more, please view the “Student Licenses and Purchasing” information on our website. . . .

Summer 2019 Classroom Updates »

This summer the Labs and Classrooms Computing is upgrading all centrally supported classrooms to update application software and in some classrooms replace podium computers. We’ve addressed a number of outstanding issues from our previous update. For more information or to request support for any centrally supported classroom, give us a call at (804) . . .

New Licensing for Adobe Creative Cloud »

VCU recently signed an ETLA (Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement) for Adobe Creative Cloud. This license provides access to a full range of creative applications for digital imaging, design, web, and video. With this new ETLA, VCU negotiated licensing at a significantly reduced the cost for VCU faculty, staff and students. Academic Technologies staff . . .

Software Requests »

On Friday, June 7th, Labs and Classrooms Computing will be freezing all further software requests for centrally-managed classroom and lab spaces until June 30th to begin testing a new operating system image for deployment starting July 1st. During this time (June 8th through June 30th) it is critical that any new software requests are properly integrate . . .

Spring 2019 Classroom Technology Faculty Survey »

Every semester I send out an email to faculty who teach in our Centrally Supported Classrooms to see how the technology worked for them as well as to see if they have any concerns or requests of which they would like to make us aware.  In an effort to make sure we can reach as many people as possible, I'm adding the survey link to our blog.  If yo . . .

Training – Top Hat Student Response System »

Academic Technologies has scheduled three Top Hat training sessions for faculty. These online sessions will be led by a specialist from Top Hat. Full description and registration for faculty can be found at  A link to join the online sessions is included in the registration details. More information about Top Hat can be foun . . .

Top Hat Fall 2018 Usage Survey »

The new VCU Student Response System, Top Hat, was fully implemented at the start of the fall semester.  Academic Technologies would greatly appreciate your feedback, which will assist us with addressing concerns, understanding the features that are most important to you, and planning for future enhancements.  Please take a few moments to complete this . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .
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