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April 2014 Archives

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Exams [5/13/14] »

Date: May 13, 2014  |  Time:  2pm-3pm   | Location:  Webinar  |   Register   | This session will include an in-depth training on both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor - for instructors new to either application, and for anyone who wants a refresher. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an o . . .

Aspen Restarting »

Lotus Notes email server ASPEN is currently restarting.  Users may automatically switch to their alternate server, OAK, via the Lotus Notes client software or VCU Mail Anywhere or via IMAP at oak.vcu.edu.   . . .

Mail Merge and Mailing Lists [4/30/14] »

Date: April 30, 2014   |   Time: 9am-11am   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | This course will show you how to use Mail Merge and incorporate your existing address list from other sources to save time and increase productivity. Learning Objectives: Perform a basic mail merge Use an existing address list (i.e., acc . . .

Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Connection Issue (4/24/14) »

Our Learning Systems staff have posted an alert on their blog about a connection issue between Blackboard and the McGraw-Hill Building Block. They are working to resolve this issue and will post updates to their blog, linked to above, as work progresses. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Access 2010 Introduction [5/9/14] »

Date: May 9, 2014   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: TAB 108    |   Register   | Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, or reports. This beginning class will introduce you to the Access environment and relational database terminology. You will explore and learn how to create database objects - . . .

Access 2013 Intermediate [5/23/14] »

Date: May 23, 2014  |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: TAB 108   |   Register   | Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, or reports. This is a second level class that will help you acquire skills necessary to create queries, forms, and reports in an Access database. More information: Prerequis . . .

REDCap Introduction [4/17/14] »

Date: April 17, 2014    |     Time: 1pm-4pm     |     Location: Sanger B1-020 |   Register   | REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collecting and managing data for operational sup . . .

Heartbleed Vulnerability Update »

A major security vulnerability named Heartbleed was disclosed on the night of 4/7/2014.  The vulnerability affects a large portion of websites on the Internet, including some that are maintained by VCU. The security issue allows the stealing of sensitive information, including login credentials and data from a secure (HTTPs) website. In other words, it . . .

What should a Flipped Classroom look like? [4/10/14] »

Date: April 10, 2014  |  Time:  1pm-2pm   | Location:  Webinar  |   Register   | Flipping the Classroom has become increasingly popular in a variety of disciplines. But flipping some subject areas, such as science, is challenging. Is it possible to create quality online content when teaching an advanced, rigorous course like organic che . . .

Word 2010 – Effectively Building Reports and Papers [4/16/14] »

Date: April 16, 2014   |   Time: 9am-11am   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | This course will cover the features used to format a document for a departmental report and a dissertation, thesis or paper for your academic work.  The emphasis will be a consistent style and format. Learning Objectives: Customizing head . . .

VCU WordPress Blog: Create & Maintain [4/21/14] »

Date: April 21, 2014   |   Time: 1pm-3:30pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | In this workshop provided by Technology Services you will activate your free VCU WordPress account. You will become familiar with the WordPress administrative dashboard in your WordPress account and its tools available; simple customization of . . .

Completed – Blackboard System Upgrade Scheduled For May 15th »

Completed - The Blackboard upgrade has been successfully completed and the service is now available for the VCU community. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. ___________________________________________________________ Blackboard and the VCU Learning Systems team will be upgrading the VCU instance o . . .

Campus Community May Experience Network Connectivity Issues (4/3/14) »

The back up connection for the VCU Internet connection to the outside is currently experiencing connectivity issues. The primary connection is still operational. Some in the VCU community may experience a connectivity disruption until the vendor is able to restore this connection. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with a . . .

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Exams [4/4/14] »

Date: April 4, 2014  |  Time:  12pm-1pm   | Location:  Webinar  |   Register   | This session will include an in-depth training on both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor - for instructors new to either application, and for anyone who wants a refresher. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an . . .

Scheduled Maintenance for Lotus Notes E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (4/5/14) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Lotus Notes E-mail system Saturday, April 5, 2014 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through VCU Mail Anywhere, or via you . . .

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