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Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor Webinars

UPCOMING WEBINAR DATES: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor Instructor Training Thursday,  Jan. 19 at 3pm ET – Register Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 3pm ET – Register

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

So You Want to Experience Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Online Workshop)

So You Want to Experience Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 1/12/2017  from 2:00pm – 3:00pm *This is an online workshop. A link to join will be sent beforehand to those who register. For Faculty and Staff only. Go to [Keyword: Blackboard] or

So You Want to Explore VoiceThread (In-house Hands-on Workshops)

So You Want to Explore VoiceThread – VoiceThread lets you upload, share and discuss documents, videos, and images. Come learn how this tool can work for you in a hands-on environment. In a Blackboard course or on its own, VoiceThread is

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor Webinars

Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session will include coverage of the

VoiceThread Workshops

VoiceThread Basics 1 – Upload, Comment, and Share January 10 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,

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

September, 2016 CIO Update

With the school year in full swing, I thought it might be useful to share with everyone some information put together by Scott Davis, our Director for Application Services, in collaboration with colleagues in Information Security and Technology Support Services. 

Updates to Listserv Subscription Scripts

Web Services is in the midst of a long process of upgrading the servers that make up the Jupiter Web System. One part of the upgrade process is eliminating old insecure scripts. These scripts are used to subscribe people to

MyForms – Upcoming Change

This is a notice that on Thursday, September 29th Web Services will be making a change to (Change Management #9001004). The change will add a unique email subject for each email sent by the application so that Gmail does

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