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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   . . .

Echo360 Production Database Security Patch 6AM-7AM on May 15th »

The University Computer Center will be applying patches to the Echo360 database on 5/15/2015, beginning at 6:00 AM. The patching is expected to take approximately 60 minutes. The Echo360 system will be unavailable during this time. This includes login access to the ESS server, and login to Echo appliances (for Ad Hocs captures).  Non-authenticated v . . .

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, Echo360 Production EchoSystemServer(ESS) serv . . .

Echo360 Production Wowza Flash Server Java Update Completed »

The latest version of Java has been updated on Echo360 Production Wowza Flash Server and tested successfully.   There was no interruption of service. . . .

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