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May VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread Basics 4 – VoiceThread and your LMS May 2 at 7:00pm ET – Register here We will work on integrating VoiceThread into a learning management system. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants

April VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread Basics 1 – Upload, Comment, and Share​ April 11 at 7:00pm ET – Register here Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step,

March, 2017 CIO Update

It is definitely March, and I have a busted bracket and the start of some spring allergies to prove it.  Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend another excellent annual ACCS (Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia) conference in Portsmouth.

New Learning Systems Website

To enhance the services that we provide, Learning Systems is excited to introduce our very first website. Here, in one place, you will find information about all of our support services, our team, news, alerts, and links to teaching and learning

Blackboard Availability – May 16, 2017 Upgrade Planned

The VCU Blackboard system will be unavailable beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, while it is upgraded to a newer version. Begin Time: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) End Time: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 8:00pm (EST) Blackboard will NOT be available during

February, 2017 CIO Update

Compromise of data and IT systems through the use of stolen credentials continues to be one of the top cyber threats faced by our University. A compromise may not only place University information at risk, but can also jeopardize your

January, 2017 CIO Update

As the New Year comes into full swing, Educause (the primary professional organization for Higher Education IT) has released its Top 10 Issues list for the coming year.  This year’s list and associated materials are particularly helpful in contextualizing our

Banner Production Down Friday, January 27 6 pm – 10 pm for Upgrades

Banner Forms and Banner Self Service (eservices) will be unavailable from 6 pm – 10 pm on Friday, January 27 for upgrades.

December, 2016 CIO Update

As we wind down the year 2016, please accept my best wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season and a wonderful 2017!  For this month’s update, I thought I would share information about a project being completed over the

New CAS Redesign

At the start of the 2017 spring semester, VCU Technology Services will be switching to a new Central Authentication Service (CAS) website design. The internet and VCU’s web experience goals have changed since the current design was implemented in 2011.

November, 2016 CIO Update

Fall is in the air, and winter is definitely approaching.  As we prepare for Winter Closing and the new year, I’d like to highlight a couple of initiatives as well as wish everyone a great Thanksgiving. VoiceThread VoiceThread, which replaced

October, 2016 CIO Blog

It is definitely Fall in Richmond with beautiful weather, folks on Hanover getting ready for Halloween, and all of us getting our jackets out again.  Fall is my favorite season, and this year even more so since my beloved Cubs

T4 Version 8

On October 12th, 2016 version 8 of the TerminalFour web content management system was released to the university. Technology Services is currently in negotiations on how to properly migrate sites from v7 into v8. At the moment the plan is

Pubapps Upgrade

This is a notice that on Thursday, October 20th Web Services will be migrating all websites hosted on Pubapps to new Pubapps hardware (Change Management #9001131). This change will go through approval by the Change Advisory Board (CAB) October 13th.

2017 Banner Production Upgrade Dates

2017 Tentative Banner Production Upgrade Dates Banner Forms and eServices will be unavailable at 6 pm on these dates. Duration is contingent on number and size of upgrades/patches. FRIDAY PROD 1/4/17 1/27/2017 3/3/2017 4/21/2017 5/19/2017 6/16/2017 7/28/2017 9/29/2017 11/17/2017 1/5/2018

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