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Top Hat Student Response System Training Survey »

Academic Technologies will be scheduling Top Hat training sessions for faculty and staff over the next few months. To assist with planning and scheduling, your input would be greatly appreciated.  Please participate in this short survey  Turning Technologies and other Student Response Systems (SRS)  will no longer be supported by VCU Technology Services after May 16, 2018.

For more SRS information, visit

Zoom Training for Faculty and Staff Scheduled for April 2 »

On April 2 at 12:30 PM, representatives from Zoom will host an online training session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff. This session will review pre-event, live-event, and post-event best practices ranging from how to schedule events to how to engage attendees, manage Q&A sessions and follow-up after the session concludes. A wide range of ava . . .

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,, 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 . . .

Google Directory Update – Friday, Jan 12, 2018 »

On Friday, Jan 12, 2018, Collaboration Services will update the Google Directory to remove the middle initial in the VCU Google domain for faculty/staff. Google does not have a middle initial field, so we have been combining the first name and middle initial in the first name field. You may have noticed that a typeahead in Gmail requires knowing the mid . . .

New Student Response System (SRS, aka “clickers”) »

Top Hat is a cloud-based solution which offers many new features for classroom engagement, is more compatible and functional than our current SRS (Turning Technologies). Students can use their own mobile device, purchase a Top Hat account, and receive credit for existing Turning Technology devices. Top Hat is available for use now, and the vendor has de . . .

Available November 13 – A new look and new features to Google Calendar on the web »

Google has redesigned the web calendar similar to the mobile application with a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size, including a redesign of conference room (resource) scheduling. For complete details go to To seek end-user assistance, and to report your Google Apps and other email related issues, please c . . .

“Ask Doctor Gee” Brown Bag Workshop (Nov. 10th) »

Application Services and Collaboration Services present an "Ask Doctor Gee" brown bag lunch workshop in Sanger Hall, Room B1-020. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so attendees should bring lunch and questions. Dessert will be provided. All sessions are led by a certified Google Educator. To register, visit the website below. For more infor . . .


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