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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

Redesigned Interface for VCU’s eLearning Environment

The Learning Systems team just completed the Blackboard upgrade, and you will immediately notice that it looks different. For several years, Blackboard has maintained the same look, and over time it has become very “dated”. The Learning Systems team, within

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

Banner Production Down Friday, June 16 from 6 pm – 9 pm for Upgrades

Banner Forms and Banner Self Service (eservices) will be unavailable from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 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

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