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Fall 2017 End-of-Semester Announcements »

Dear Faculty and Staff, As the the end of the Fall 2017 semester quickly approaches, ​Learning Systems would like to share some important eLearning reminders, resources and news with you. December 20th at 10PM - Blackboard will be unavailable The VCU Blackboard system will be upgraded to 9.1 Q4 2016 CU6, beginning Wednesday, Dec 20th at 10:0 . . .

Blackboard Learn Update – Dec 20th, 2017 »

The VCU Blackboard system will be upgraded to 9.1 Q4 2016 CU6, beginning Wednesday, Dec 20th at 10:00pm.  Blackboard will NOT be available during the upgrade, 10:00pm Wed., Dec 20th through 6:00am Thurs., Dec 21st. Begin Time: Wednesday, Dec 20th, 2017, 10:00pm (EST) End Time: Thursday, Dec 21st, 2017, 6:00am (EST) The new version, "9.1 Q4 2016 . . .

SafeAssign Outage – Resolved »

The outage of SafeAssign in Blackboard has been resolved.  The Learning Systems Team and Blackboard Managed Hosting appreciate your patience during this time. Updated - 9/19/2017 3:00am . . .

Redesigned Interface for VCU’s eLearning Environment »

The Learning Systems team just completed the Blackboard upgrade, and you will immediately notice that it looks different. For several years, Blackboard has maintained the same look, and over time it has become very "dated". The Learning Systems team, within Academic Technologies, has redesigned and customized the interface to have a more professional, s . . .

Blackboard Learn Upgrade – May 16th, 2017 – Completed May 17th at 2:30PM »

Blackboard Upgrade to Q4 2016 Release has been Completed Reminder: The VCU Blackboard system will be upgraded to a newer version on May 16-17. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during this time. We expect the upgrade to take less than 24 hours, so . . .

New Learning Systems Website »

To enhance the services that we provide, Learning Systems is excited to introduce our very first website. Here, in one place, you will find information about all of our support services, our team, news, alerts, and links to teaching and learning resources.  In addition to our new website, we have also developed several other support resources for f . . .

Important Reminder – Blackboard Availability – May 16, 2017 Upgrade Planned »

The VCU Blackboard system will be unavailable beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, while it is upgraded to a newer version. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during the upgrade,  starting at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16th.  We expect the up . . .

Blackboard Availability – May 16, 2017 Upgrade »

The VCU Blackboard system will be unavailable beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, while it is upgraded to a newer version. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during the upgrade,  starting at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16th.  We expect the up . . .

Schedule a One-on-One Consultation with Learning Systems »

If you are unable to attend a workshop, make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation. Open hours are now available for faculty who need help with Learning Systems supported software. If you have questions about teaching with technology or need some help with Blackboard, Kaltura, VoiceThread, or Collaborate Ultra, sign up for a time to work one-on- . . .

Blackboard Upgrade Coming in 2017 »

The Learning Systems Team is busy planning our 2017 Blackboard Upgrade. The Blackboard System will be upgraded on May 16, 2017 to the Bb Learn 9.1 Q4 2016 release. More information about the schedule for the upgrade, as well as new features, enhancements and fixes will be posted as they become available. . . .

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