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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 . . .

VCU’s 2015 Technology Fair »

Technology Fair 2015 VCU Tech Fair: Tuesday, Apr. 7 and Wednesday, Apr 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Technology Services and VCU Libraries present the 2015 VCU Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons; and at the same time on Wednesday, April 8, in the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sci . . .

Blackboard Availability – Saturday, March 28th, 2:00-6:00am »

We have been notified by Blackboard Managed Hosting that they will be performing required maintenance on Saturday, March 28th, 2015,  2:00am to 6:00am. Also note that Blackboard will NOT be accessible during this maintenance for approximately 4 hours. (Contact: Blackboard, blackboard@vcu.edu) . . .

UPDATE: Blackboard Enrollments Restored »

UPDATE: Blackboard course enrollments have been restored.  We are continuing to investigate the cause of the issue, but all students should be able to access their courses, and resume normal activities in Blackboard. Please email blackboard@vcu.edu if you are experiencing any problems accessing your courses. -------------------------------------- . . .

Blackboard Components to be Updated 3/9/2015, 2am-6am »

Blackboard building blocks will be updated Monday, March 9, 2015, from 2:00am until 6:00am. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the Blackboard system WILL still . . .

Blackboard Availability – Friday, 2/27/15, 2:00-6:00am »

We have been notified by Blackboard Managed Hosting that they will be performing required maintenance on Friday, February 27th, 2015,  2:00am to 6:00am.   Also note that Blackboard will NOT be accessible during this maintenance for approximately 4 hours. (Contact: Blackboard, blackboard@vcu.edu) . . .

Blackboard Components to be Updated 2/9/2015, 2am-6am »

Blackboard building blocks will be updated Monday, February 9, 2015, from 2:00am until 6:00am. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the Blackboard system WILL st . . .

Updating Turning Technologies Building Block in Blackboard »

The Turning Technologies Blackboard building block will be updated Wednesday, January 7, 2015, from 1:45pm until 2:45pm. There will be a brief interruption in access to the components being updated (and any that are related to them), therefore it is recommended that you NOT submit assignments, take quizzes or enter grades during this time. Note: the . . .

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