Technology Services

New Gmail Updating for All Users »

University Gmail users were given the option to switch to the new Gmail in May.  Those who have not yet switched will be automatically moved by Google on or after September 18, 2018, with the option to opt out of the new experience until October 16th, 2018.

The new Gmail will become permanent after October 16. Please visit our website for more information on the new Gmail.

Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration »

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction. If you wo . . .

Google Contacts Getting New Look »

Google Contacts is getting a fresh look and feel. New features include a rebuilt “find duplicates” feature, an automatic updating of contacts with shared Google profile information, and the VCU directory is easier to navigate through a more intuitive and faster “infinite” scroll. For more details, see this post on the apps.vcu.edu site.   . . .

Gmail New Interface Available May 22nd »

Gmail on the web is getting a brand new user interface. VCU customers will find the option to switch to the new Gmail user interface in their settings starting May 22. Simply select Settings - Try the new Virginia Commonwealth University Mail. Customers may switch back and forth as they desire. We have no target date for when Google will enforce this ch . . .

Blackboard System Upgrade is Complete »

The Blackboard System upgrade to the Q4 2017 Release is complete. The site was brought back online at 12:30 pm, Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Tutorials and help articles have been updated and are available in the Technology Services askIT Knowledge Base for Blackboard 9.1. If you discover any issues or have questions concerning Bb or at any time, p . . .

Additional Verification Prompt Coming May 7 to Chrome »

Since our organization uses SAML to sign users into G Suite services, starting sometime after May 7th, 2018,... Read the full story . . .

Campus Card Services Upgrade Scheduled, March 6-8, 2018 »

Campus Card Services will be performing a system upgrade to the card application and building access systems March 6-8, 2018. During this time, RamBucks, Meal Plans, Dining Dollars and Housestaff plans will not be available for payment.  Card production, CS Gold, AdminWeb, RamsLaundry, myVCUCard.com, attendance monitoring, and mobile reader services . . .

Google Calendar and Resources Have a New Look »

Google has redesigned the web calendar including a redesign of conference room (resource) scheduling. Since November, Google's new calendar has been available to all users. On February 28, all users will be moved to the new calendar when Google removes access to the old design. Calendar sharing to those outside the VCU domain will also be available. For . . .

Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled for May »

The Blackboard System system will be upgraded in May.  Visit our askIT page for more details. . . .

Google Team Drive Available for Faculty/Staff »

Google Team Drives are available for users in the VCU Faculty/Staff domain beginning today. Team Drives can be used for projects, committees, departments, or other team-related purposes, and will be available by request only. Collaboration Services recommends reviewing the information on the appsforVCU website's Apps page under Team Drive. This will . . .

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