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Echo360 Updates (EchoSystem and Echo360 Cloud) »

Update (4/17/18): The EchoSystem Server Upgrade has been rescheduled for Friday, 4/20 at 5:30AM. Thank you! Please note the reminders and updates below: EchoSystem Server Upgrade - Yes, one final upgrade to the EchoSystem Server will be applied that will address some minor issues with the content migration tool for EchoCloud and EchoCenter l . . .

Spring 2018 – Mid-Semester Communication »

Dear Blackboard Faculty, We hope your Spring Break was great and that you are having a excellent 2018! We're all hoping that warm weather is just around the corner. Please have a look at our reminders of upcoming events below... Blackboard System Upgrade Coming in 2018 The VCU Blackboard System will be upgraded to a new version and will be unavaila . . .

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, purchas . . .

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 . . .

Top Hat – New Student Response System »

VCU now has an official partnership with Top Hat, which will become the University’s supported Student Response System (SRS). Official communication about this will be coming from the provost office next week, but we wanted to share the news with you now. Top Hat is a cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom engagement, and . . .

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 Availability – May 16, 2017 Upgrade »

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 check this blog for updates which will be posted when the . . .

Blackboard Security News »

Please be aware that there is a tutoring company called "Clutch Prep" that may be falsely posing as a legitimate resource for college students.  VCU does not have any business or educational relationship with this company and we strongly advise you to not click on any links or open any emails from this company.   If you do receive any communications f . . .

Free Lon-CAPA Workshop May 23rd »

A LON-CAPA workshop is being held for faculty and staff on Monday, May 23 at 9am in the Temple Building, Room 3309. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Sally Hunnicutt from the Department of Chemistry and will last approximately two hours.  This will be a hands-on experience, focusing on the Course Coordinator role (instructor), so be sure to b . . .

Echo360 Production Upgrade completed successfully »

The production Echo360 system is available for all functions. Thank you Learning Systems Team . . .


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