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February 2015 Archives

Telecommunications Maintenance Scheduled For Monday Morning (3/2/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network maintenance from 9:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning, March 2, 2015. During the testing phase, the voice network feed will be disconnected for the following buildings: 700 West Grace Street Harris Hall During the testing phase the voice network feed to the building will be disconnected. E . . .

Telecommunications Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday Morning (2/28/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network maintenance from 8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, February 28, 2015. During the testing phase the voice network feed to the VCU Police building will be disconnected. During the testing phase the voice network feed to the building will be disconnected. Engineers will verify after 5 minutes t . . .

HTML5 Introduction (and a little CSS) [3/5/15] »

Date: March 5, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location:  TAB 108 | Register Topics will include basic HTML for page creation using HTML5 and CSS for layout, text formatting, lists, hypertext links, inline graphics, etc. What do you do when your Web page has errors? How can you fix errors in code that your editor makes? Best practices in Web desig . . .

Avaya Voicemail Currently Experiencing Issues »

The web interface for Avaya voicemail is currently experiencing issues.  You may not be able to access voice and fax messages through the interface.  We are working to correct the issue but do not have an estimated time for resolution.  In the meantime, please use the telephone user interface for access to your messages. . . .

LockDown Browser-Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Exams [webinars] »

Date: February 27, 2015 | Time: 12pm-1pm | Location: online | Register This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. Register here: Friday, February 27th at 12pm ET (9am PT) More . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled (3/3/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled Blackboard maintenance on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, between 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. During the maintenance, Blackboard Collaborate services will be intermittently unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

UNIX Essentials for Developers [2/23/15] »

Date: February 23, 2015 | Time: 10am-4pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register The purpose of this course is to provide participants with basic working knowledge of the Unix system model, from a programmer's perspective, and ways to accommodate that model in a platform-neutral fashion when desired. The course will feature comparative analysis of seve . . .

SAS: Data Management [2/19/15] »

Date: February 19, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register SAS software is used for statistical analysis and reporting. SAS Data Management introduces learning to program the SAS Data Step. Banner Users - Enterprise Guide, Web Report Studio, and integration of SAS with Banner WILL NOT be covered in this class. More i . . .

Blackboard – Presenting Dynamic Content [3/2/15] »

Date: March 2, 2015 | Time: 8am-10am | Location:  online | Register Best Practice Topics: Where will you get content for your course? How can you best present it? Are there already some exemplary courses? In what ways can you use instructional design models in planning your course? Course Organization Textbox Editor tools, including Mult . . .

Blackboard – Mastering the Grade Center [2/23/15] »

Date: February 23, 2015 | Time: 8am-10am | Location:  online | Register Best Practice Topics: How can you use the Grade Center to flag "at risk" students? What are some Grade Center shortcuts? Column Organization Columns and Manual Grade Entry Display Options and Settings Grading Periods and Schemas Download Grade Center to Excel . . .

Blackboard – Creating/Managing Tests and Surveys [2/24/15] »

Date: February 24, 2015 | Time: 3pm-5pm | Location:  online | Register Best Practice Topics: What are the benefits of different question types? What are strategies to deter cheating? How can tests be used in ways other than summative assessment? Assessment Cycle Creation Process Auto-Graded Question Types Instructor-Graded Question T . . .

Network Maintenance Scheduled For Thursday Morning (2/19/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network maintenance from 6:00 a.m - 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, February 19, 2015. VCU voice and data will possibly be interrupted for approximately 20 minutes for the West Broad Street Parking Deck. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Network Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Morning (2/20/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network maintenance from 6:00 a.m - 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning, February 20, 2015. VCU voice and data will possibly be interrupted for approximately 15 minutes for the following locations: TAB 1000 W. Franklin 104 N. Belvidere 201 N. Belvidere 809 W. Broad 814 W. Grace 817 W. Broad 938 W Grace Broa . . .

Banner Forms Maintenance Scheduled For Friday (2/13/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the systems that support eServices and Banner Forms beginning at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015. During this work, eServices and Banner will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Server Maintenance Scheduled (2/12/2015) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance at the Computer Center for Thursday, February 12 from 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM.  Systems effected by this maintenance include Servers: Windows, Servers: VMware. The server and vCenter application will be unavailable during this period. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with an . . .

Maintenance Scheduled Friday Morning for REDCap (02/13/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance on REDCap for Friday morning, February 13, 2015,  between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. During the maintenance, RedCap will be briefly unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

StudyMate Instructor: Engage Students with Learning Activities [webinar] »

Date: February 18, 2015 | Time: 3pm | Location: online | Register Learn how to save time by creating online exams using official publisher test banks with Respondus 4.0. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. Register here: Wednesday, February 18th at 3pm ET (12pm PT) More information: Prerequisites, registrat . . .

Anthem Phishing Email Scams (2/6/15) »

Following the recent data breach at Anthem, Anthem is alerting its customers, including VCU personnel to be careful of email scams using the recently stolen information. These scams may look like they are from Anthem, and may include links that show “click here” for credit monitoring. Please be advised that Anthem will not be sending email notifica . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled (2/27/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled Blackboard maintenance on Friday, February 27, 2015, between 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. Blackboard will not be available during this maintenance. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Respondus 4.0: Create and Manage Exam Content [webinar] »

Date: February 12, 2015 | Time: 3pm | Location: online | Register Learn how to save time by creating and managing your online exams with Respondus 4, including importing test questions from Word files, using official publisher test banks, and more. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. Register here: Thursday, Fe . . .

“VCU ***Terror Email Alert” Spam Message (2/3/15) »

Many in the VCU community have received a message purported to be from VCU News related to a terror threat. This email message is a fake. We ask the VCU community to please do not respond to this message. Please delete this message.  If you have responded to the message with personal information, please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpI . . .

Getting to know your iPad [2/4/15] »

Date: February 4, 2015 | Time: 10am-12pm | Location: Cabell B-35 | Register This seminar will review the fundamentals of using the iPad. Setting up an iPad for the office and one for the home may require different settings. Become familiar with these settings and file backups, apps downloads at home or the office, email configuration, contact . . .

Publisher 2013 Introduction [2/4/15] »

Date: February 4, 2015 | Time: 9am-11am | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Microsoft Publisher 2013 gives the individual the power to create professional quality publications such as: newsletters, business cards, calendars, and invitations. No matter what your technological skill set or creative comfortability - Publisher is easy and fun to . . .

Computer Data Management Best Practices [2/3/15] »

Date: February 3, 2015 | Time: 10am-12pm | Location: Cabell B-35 | Register Learn the best practices of managing data on your computer. This workshop will help you work more efficiently and effectively with your files and folders, which will help you maintain a well-organized computer using the Windows 7 operating system. More information: P . . .

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