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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 . . .

Echo360 Production Upgrade Friday June 5th, 2015 8:00AM-10:00AM »

Learning Systems will be performing maintenance on Echo360 System on Friday, June 5th, 2015 Begin Time: Friday, June 5th, 2015 08:00 AM End Time:  Friday, June 5th, 2015 10:00 AM Affected Users: Echo360 clients Details: On Friday, June 5th, 2015 between the hours of 08:00 am to 10:00 am, the Echo360 Production EchoSystemServer(ESS) will . . .

Echo360 Production Database Security Patch Successful »

The Echo360 Production Database Security Patch was successful and the echo360 production system is available for all functions.  If you experience any issues, please submit a service desk request for Echo360 at https://servicedesk.vcu.edu/ Thank you Learning Systems Team   . . .

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