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SoftChalk Cloud & Create Webinar

An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud and Create – Virginia Commonwealth Uinversity Join us for a webinar on Sep 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3816530589563745794 This one-hour plus class will show the many features of SoftChalk. In the overview;

September & October VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread Advanced Skills September 12 at 7:00pm ET – Register here In this workshop, participants will learn about more advanced VoiceThread features. We will demonstrate how to integrate Google Drive content via the Media Sources, change language displays, adjust playback settings, and more.

August, 2017 CIO Update

Welcome to the new academic year!  After all of our summer preparation, classes have begun and VCU is once again bustling with new and returning students “making it real.”  This month I’d like to highlight a couple of improvements we’ve made

Turning Technologies Classroom Clicker Changes

Our Academic Technologies team posted a new announcement concerning important changes to Turning Technologies Classroom Clickers. VCU Academic Technologies has upgraded the Turning Technologies integration with Blackboard to the latest version, which works with version 8 receivers. Although the user

July, 2017 CIO Update

The new academic year is fast approaching, and there are multiple efforts underway to prepare.  Our migration to multi-factor authentication continues to progress; we now have more than 15,000 registered users of DUO.  We continue to maintain and upgrade fiber

VCU 2Factor Migrates To Email, myVCU Portal, & Blackboard In August

VCU is continuing its effort to protect our community from cyber threats that may jeopardize the safety and security of our information. VCU 2Factor authentication will be extended to major services such as email and VCU Portal starting August 1,

New Google Backup & Sync – NOT Recommended for VCU Users

A new version of Google Drive called “Backup and Sync” will be released in mid-July. Although we have never recommended the use of the Google Drive sync client, we are aware that users may have this configured.  Collaboration Services wants

June, 2017 CIO Update

Earlier this month the Technology Services team, along with our Administration colleagues in Human Resources, Facilities Management, Police, Parking & Transportation, and Safety & Risk Management gathered to celebrate our accomplishments and to recognize those who this year exemplified great

May, 2017 CIO Update

As we successfully close another academic year and begin to close another fiscal year, the Technology Services team is now beginning to perform various maintenance and upgrade tasks to multiple systems and infrastructures as well as plan for the fall.  Over

April, 2017 CIO Update

For the past week or so, I think I’ve been living in Seattle. However, the sun has made an appearance today and I believe that all of the April showers will in fact lead to May flowers.  For this month’s

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.

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

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.

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