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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 . . .

October 4, 2017 – Google Drive Gets Easier with Drive File Stream »

Google’s Drive File Stream is a new desktop application coming to VCU on October 4th that allows you to quickly access all of your Google Drive files on demand, directly from your computer, meaning you use almost none of your hard drive space and spend less time waiting for files to sync. It will look and function similar to a mapped network drive on . . .

Turning Technologies Classroom Clicker Changes »

Our Academic Technologies team posted a new announcement concerning important changes to Turning Technologies Classroom Clickers. VCU Academic Technologies has upgraded the Turning Technologies integration with Blackboard to the latest version, which works with version 8 receivers. Although the user interface has some minor differences from past vers . . .

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 to make you aware of this new version, even though we recommend that you not plan to upgrade to Backup and Sy . . .

Add the new VCU Google Academic Calendar to your Google Calendar »

There's a new VCU Google Academic Calendar. The new calendar features automatic updates with the University's Academic Calendar. The previous VCU Google Academic Calendar has been decommissioned. The new calendar can be added using the steps located here. . . .

Upcoming Kaltura Training – September 2016 »

Have you experienced Kaltura yet? Kaltura is VCU’s cloud-based video management system that facilitates the conversion and distribution of audio and video formats online. It combines intuitive methods for recording, publishing and interactive viewing on any device in or outside of the classroom.  Join us and learn more about this great resource! . . .

Student Class Schedule in myVCU »

Students can now view their class schedule directly in the myVCU Portal!  The Student Schedule gadget is located below the Alerts and Announcements gadget in the standard portal. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Google Provides Updated Gmail Inbox Look »

Google has begun rolling out a new Gmail inbox interface to VCU student,, faculty, and staff accounts this week. Customers are not required to implement the new look, it is a choice. Google touts this change as a way to give customers more control of email communications and more easily cut through the noise to get to just what they need. For more in . . .

Now Enjoy 30GB Combined Storage In Gmail & Google Drive »

Many VCU community members are seeing the storage in their appsforVCU faculty/staff and myVCUmail student email accounts combined with their Google Drive storage for a total of 30GB across both Google Apps for Education services. This increase was announced earlier by Google but we have been waiting for it to take effect. Saving a 1GB file in Google Dr . . .

Web Services Receives Award for VCU Mobile »

Scott Davis, VCU Technology Services Director of Applications Services, traveled to the Blackboard World conference last week to receive the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Mobile Innovation Award for his team's work on VCU Mobile. VCU was one of the first schools to deploy a mobile application in 2009 to give the VCU community easy, on-the-go access to VCU re . . .

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