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March 2015 Archives

REDCap Introduction [4/1/15] »

Date: April 1, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4pm | Location: TAB 108 | 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 support purposes. Request an accoun . . .

Exploring PowerPoint 2013 [4/3/15] »

Date: April 3, 2015 | Time: 9am-11am | Location: TAB 108 | Register PowerPoint is a popular Microsoft Office tool. This workshop has been designed to introduce the basics of PowerPoint to you. The course will familiarize you with the easy-to-use interface allowing for unlimited creativity to design professional looking, high-quality, digital s . . .

Google Drive for VCU [4/30/15] »

Date: April 30, 2015 | Time: 1pm-3pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Google Drive is secure Google-hosted VCU storage space for your work related files including documents, spreadsheets, images, and other VCU files you work with. Google Drive provides the added benefits of allowing you to share your files with others, access them remotely, an . . .

Google Drive for VCU [3/31/15] »

Date: March 31, 2015 | Time: 1pm-3pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Google Drive is secure Google-hosted VCU storage space for your work related files including documents, spreadsheets, images, and other VCU files you work with. Google Drive provides the added benefits of allowing you to share your files with others, access them remotely, and . . .

UPDATE: Resolved – Faculty/Staff eID Password Issue »

This issue has been resolved.  Users who may have experienced this issue should login to https://login.vcu.edu/cas/login one time and this will sync their password with Google and their mobile device.  No other action is required.  For assistance, users may contact helpIT at 828-2227 or helpit@vcu.edu We are experiencing an issue with the passwor . . .

Excel 2013 Introduction [3/31/15] »

Date: March 31, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register This course covers the basics of using Excel 2013 in the office and teaching environments. Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data. Collected data displays graphically with a chart/graph or in table format. Basic terms and how . . .

WordPress Intermediate (part 2) [4/1/15] »

Date: April 1, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register A blog defines the way websites maintain a rolling newsfeed consisting of frequently updated information primarily focusing on a single topic. You should have already activated your personal VCU WordPress site and during this workshop you will become more familiar with the Wo . . .

LON-CAPA Grading Errors (3/25/15) »

The VCU Learning Systems Team began receiving reports of missing grades and student submissions in LON-CAPA late Monday (3/23). We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Additional details will be posted in the Learning Systems Blog as they become available. . . .

Access 2013: Database Design Strategies [3/26/15] »

Date:  March 26, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register Have you ever wanted to understand how to design well-formed tables and queries in MS Access? Have you ever wanted to know the pros/cons of table and query design? This is the course for you! More information:  Registration, prerequisites, & course details... | TS . . .

Google Docs, the Basics [3/26/15] »

Date: March 26, 2015 | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Technology Services is offering a workshop designed for people who are using Google Drive and are interested in learning the basics of Docs and Sheets. More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course details...  |  TS learnIT Homepage . . .

PowerPoint 2013: Animation Techniques [3/23/15] »

Date: March 23, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location:  Sanger B1-020 | Register PowerPoint 2013 is the latest presentation application from Microsoft. It uses the same interface as PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, the "Ribbon" to organize the commands and tools. Many users are not aware of the full potential the program and its new features. This worksho . . .

Network Maintenance Scheduled For Sunday Morning (3/22/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled network maintenance beginning at 6 A.M. on Sunday morning, March 22, 2015. There is a chance of brief outages less than 5 minutes across all subnets as any issues are corrected. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Monday Morning (4/13/15) »

Blackboard building blocks will be updated to the latest versions, beginning at 2:00am on Monday, April 13, 2015. These updates should be completed by 6:00am. Although the updates are being done without taking the system offline, there will be brief interruptions in service for the particular tool (and any dependent upon it) that is being updated. Bu . . .

Blackboard Email Sending Errors (3/17/15) »

The Learning Systems and Collaboration Services teams are continuing to work with Blackboard technical support to resolve the email issue.  Our goal is to have it resolved by Monday, March 23rd or sooner. Faculty are experiencing errors when sending emails from within Blackboard. This problem was first reported on Friday, March 13, 2015.Sendin . . .

SAS: File Management [3/19/15] »

Date: March 19, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4:30pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register SAS software is used for statistical analysis and reporting. SAS File Management introduces reading data into SAS and working with multiple SAS tables. Banner Users - Enterprise Guide, Web Report Studio, and integration of SAS with Banner WILL NOT be covered in thi . . .

Intro to IPv6 [3/19/15] »

Date: March 19, 2015 | Time: 9am-1pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register If you've heard lots buzz and hype surrounding this next-generation Internet protocol, but aren't sure how it impacts you or what you can do with it, this is the course for you. We'll cover basic IPv6 concepts, like prefixes and stateless addressing, and address practical uses . . .

Google Sheets Service Disuption (3/13/15) »

Google is investigating reports of an issue with Google Sheets. They will provide more information shortly.  Affected users will notice errors and latency when accessing Google Sheets. . . .

Gmail and Calendar [3/19/15] »

Date: March 19, 2015 | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Technology Services is offering a workshop designed for people who are using Google Gmail and are interested in learning more than just the basics of Gmail and Calendar. More information: Prerequisites, registration, & course details...  |  TS learnIT Homepage . . .

WordPress Introduction (part 1) [3/18/15] »

Date: March 18, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: TAB 108 | Register A blog defines the way websites maintain a rolling newsfeed consisting of frequently updated information primarily focusing on a single topic. You will activate your free VCU WordPress account and become familiar with the WordPress administrative dashboard and its available t . . .

REDCap Introduction [3/16/15] »

Date: March 16, 2015 | Time: 1pm-4pm | Location: TAB 108 | 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 support purposes. Request an account . . .

Banner Maintenance Scheduled For Thursday (3/12/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the systems that support eServices, Financial Aid, and Banner Forms beginning at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015. During this work, eServices and Banner will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Access 2013: Query Design [3/17/15] »

Date: March 17, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Have you ever wanted to understand Access Queries? How they are created? How to design them? How they work? Both Select Queries and Action Queries will be covered. More information: Registration, prerequisites, & course details... | TS learnIT Homepage . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Friday Morning (3/13/15) »

We have been notified by Blackboard Managed Hosting that they will be performing required maintenance on the VCU Blackboard instance this Friday, March 13th, 2015,  between 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. During this work Blackboard will be unavailable to the VCU community. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Access 2013 Intermediate [3/12/15] »

Date: March 12, 2015 | 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: Prerequisites, registration, &am . . .

Blackboard Course Enrollments Issue (3/6/15) »

Automated enrollment processes for Blackboard have caused all students to be temporarily un-enrolled from their Blackboard courses. The problem began around 5:30 a.m. We are working with Blackboard support engineers to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. More information will be posted on the Learning Systems blog as it comes available. Please co . . .

Cabell helpIT Center Walk-up Counter Closed Monday Morning (3/9/15) »

Due to construction needs at Cabell Library, the VCU helpIT Center walk-up counter will be opening at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 9th, 2015. Service Desk online requests, telephone and email support will be unaffected. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled (3/9/15) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled Blackboard maintenance on Monday, March 9, 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. . . .

Blackboard – Creating/Managing Tests and Surveys [3/9/15] »

Date: March 9, 2015 | Time: 8am-10am | 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 Type . . .

Blackboard – Presenting Dynamic Content [3/12/15] »

Date: March 12, 2015 | Time: 3pm-5pm | 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 . . .

Google Apps Connector for Blackberry Enterprise Server Shutdown March 5 »

On March 5, 2015, the Google Apps Connector server will be shut down. Users have been advised that Google support of this service will end on this date.  For further instructions see this link or contact Doctor Gee at drgee@vcu.edu. . . .

Blackboard – Mastering the Grade Center [3/4/15] »

Date: March 4, 2015 | Time: 3pm-5pm | 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 Calc . . .

Google Sites [3/3/15] »

Date: March 3, 2015 | Time: 1pm-2pm | Location: TAB 202 | Register Google Sites is an application that makes building a website for your organization as easy as editing a document. With Google Sites, teams can gather a variety of information in one place: including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text. Easily share it for . . .

Excel 2013 Charts [3/3/15] »

Date: March 3, 2015 | Time: 9am-12pm | Location: Sanger B1-020 | Register Excel is a spreadsheet program capable of calculating, analyzing, and displaying data. It is easy to create professional looking charts in Excel by choosing a chart type, layout, and a style. More information: Registration, prerequisites, & course details... | T . . .

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