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6 Tech Services VCU Freshmen Should Know About

By: Lauren Vickers We’re about two months away from the start of school – nervous yet? The first year at college can be overwhelming. To relieve some stress, VCU Technology Services offers all students access to more applications, resources and

June, 2016 CIO Update

Summer’s here and the time is right

May, 2016 CIO Update

It feels like summer!  With the heat of summer, we usually begin worrying about keeping our data center cool and fully operational as the demand for power strains the electrical grid in downtown Richmond.  We can now worry a lot

Workshops Partner Collaboration

There may be an app for that, but how do you get the most out of it for your needs? Appy Hour is a monthly brown bag workshop that highlights different topics for VCU faculty and staff. The free sessions

April, 2016 CIO Update

Spring in RVA is in full swing with lots of tree pollen in the air and on the windshield.  As we march toward the end of Spring Semester (and all this pollen), I would like to highlight two changes coming

VCU Presents Top Tips to Google

Director of Collaboration Services, Marie Scott, visited Google’s Mountain View Campus earlier this year to co-deliver a presentation titled Inspiring Users to Adopt and Engage. As a follow-up to that event, Marie was invited to share her top tips for

T4 Support for April 13-15

The Web Services T4 team (Sam, Curtis, Corie and Joel) will be away Wednesday, April 13th – Friday, April 15th as we are attending the annual T4 conference. We will try monitor critical Service Desk tickets during the limited periods of down time. If

VCU Mobile has been updated

Over the past few days, a new version of VCU Mobile has been released for both Apple IOS and Android devices.    The primary change was that VCU Mobile now uses the mobile version of the VCU Events Calendar (events.vcu.edu) instead

March, 2016 CIO Update

Spring has sprung and many brackets are busted, so March is definitely upon us.  As always, there are many projects and initiatives underway at VCU and in Technology Services, and in this month’s update I will highlight a great new

February, 2016 CIO Update

My January update focused on infrastructure improvements, so this month it makes sense to focus on some of our newer services.  Many individuals on the Technology Services team have been working diligently to implement and support the new tools and

January, 2016 CIO Update

Welcome to a new year and a new semester!  As VCU and Richmond brace for a possible “snow event,”  I thought I would focus the first CIO Update of 2016 on some of the critical work we are doing to

T4: A change in our transfer schedule.

Greetings TerminalFour users and pals, As many of you have likely experienced, there are segments of time during the average day where T4 is predictably slow. To address this issue, we’re going to have to adapt our current transfer policy

T4 Basics, a beginners course to T4.

We’re rolling out a T4 Basics class, designed to kickstart users into understanding how to navigate the sometimes tumultuous TerminalFour interface. Classes, for the time being, will be once a month, eight people per class. For now, all classes will

Nearly 25% of the myVCU portal visits are from phones and tablets

The trends in accessing VCU resources is clearly moving towards smartphones primarily and tablets.  In 2015, nearly 1/4 of the visits to the myVCU Portal was from a mobile (smartphone) device or a tablet.

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