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VCU Earns First Virginia Creative Campus Designation »

VCU is the first school in Virginia to earn the designation of Creative Campus from Adobe. By incorporating problem​-​solving into our curricula and fostering 21st-century methods of teaching and learning, VCU embraces teaching digital literacy skills in higher education. Our students learn the skill of persuasive communication, allowing them to clearly express ideas in the classroom and showcase their personal brands to future employers. Student engagement in coursework increases with more immersive projects, such as creating podcasts, web pages, and documentaries. As a Creative Campus, our students have the opportunity to graduate with the visual, audio, and animation skills that will accelerate their time to employment and put them ahead in the modern workplace.  Read more in VCU News.

Refer to adobe.vcu.edu to get started with Adobe Creative Cloud.

 

Learn More About Adobe Creative Cloud »

Learn more about purchasing a license and how Adobe Creative Cloud applications can enhance your creativity in the classroom and beyond. Stop by the Adobe table on the compass outside Cabell library Friday (8/23) 10am-noon. Or visit the table at the Larrick Center on the MCV campus 11am-1pm on 8/27 and 8/29. Explore adobe.vcu.edu for more details. #vcua . . .

Adobe Reps Visit VCU, August 19 »

Students, don't forget to join the Adobe reps Aug. 19th at the Cabell Library for demos, activities, and prizes. Visit adobe.vcu.edu for more details. Licenses are now available for purchase at a discounted rate! . . .

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available for Students »

Adobe Creative Cloud licenses are now available for VCU students to purchase at a significantly reduced cost! There is no charge for Spark Premium, and a license for Creative Cloud is $60 per year or $30 for 6 months. To purchase a license or learn more, please view the “Student Licenses and Purchasing” information on our website. . . .

Schedule Send in Gmail Now Available »

Write now, send later with Schedule send in Gmail. Schedule your emails in Gmail to be sent at a later date and time. When drafting an original email or reply in Gmail, you’ll now see an arrow next to the “Send” button. Clicking this arrow gives you the option “Schedule send” option. After clicking “Schedule send”, pick the specific d . . .

VCU eID Account Claim Changes »

VCU is improving its eID system, which allows users to log in and access university resources. All individuals with an active eID will be required to claim their account on the system. The account claim process will begin on or shortly before Jan. 29, and will occur during individual required annual password changes. To claim an account, users will be r . . .

Google Contact Updates January 15, 2019 »

On January 15, 2019, new Google Contacts will automatically become the default version.  This new Google Contacts version has been available to all users since August 20, 2018.  Users will still be able to revert back to old Contacts until February 12, 2019, when the new Google Contacts become permanent. . . .

Google Drive Trash Retention Changing »

VCU Collaboration Services will adjust Google Drive trash retention on Dec. 17. Documents deleted in Google Drive including Team Drive will be purged from trash and backup after 60 days. Previously, trash remained in Google Drive indefinitely. For more information, contact Doctor Gee at drgee@vcu.edu . . . .

Faculty and Staff Student Response System Survey »

Faculty and Staff Student Response System Survey The new VCU Student Response System, Top Hat, was fully implemented at the start of the fall semester. Academic Technologies would greatly appreciate your feedback, which will assist us with addressing concerns, understanding the features that are most important to you, and planning for future enhancemen . . .

Google Launches Smart Compose Feature And New Gmail Becomes Permanent »

Google is launching a new Smart Compose feature to all users after October 10. Smart Compose intelligently autocompletes your emails. It will be on by default for all Google G Suite users. Users can turn it off in Gmail general settings (Smart Compose > Writing suggestions off). The new Gmail interface will also become permanent after October 16. Use . . .

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