VCU askIT Knowledge Base

The VCU askIT Knowledge Base is a searchable self-help interface provided by VCU Technology Services that contains documentation, instructions and other resources for applications and services.  The teaching and learning section includes topics such as:

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VCU Instructional Technology Toolkit

Our Instructional Technology Toolkit is a compilation of faculty resources created and maintained by Academic Technologies. You'll find links to step-by-step guides, quick videos, best practices for teaching online, frequently asked questions and more.  These resources are organized by type, as follows:

  • Classroom Resources (centrally supported classrooms)
  • Online Course Resources
  • Pedagogical Resources
  • Zoom Desktop Conferencing Resources
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VCU Workshop Recordings

VCU Canvas workshops are recorded, stored in Kaltura, and are available for viewing any time.

Click enroll, and log into Canvas Catalog to access the recordings below.

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VCU Pedagogical Resources

Strategies, materials and best practices for developing online, technology-enhanced courses. 

  • ALTLab/VCU Online - Assistance with design, development, and technology; best practices in accessibility, instructional quality, and student success. They also have an Online ID Ideas Blog.

  • Virtual Open Office Hours - Provided by Learning Systems and ALTlab/VCU Online on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12pm to 2pm and open to all faculty. The Zoom link to join is available on the ALTLab website.

  • VCU CTLE - promotes and enhances teaching effectiveness across modalities, writing and scholarship progress, and career planning through faculty-centered programs and services.

  • VCU Libraries - Access to materials, books, film, open and affordable content, workshops and assistance from library subject and research specialists.
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Vendor and Community Resources

Vendors offer resources for utilizing their products, such as instructor guides and videos, user forums (communities) and information about future enhancements and features. 

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Other VCU Resources

  • Update your name - visit the Call Me By My Name page, which allows you to indicate a name/name of use, gender/gender identity and pronouns which will update across all VCU platforms. 

  • Login issues could be a result of a problem with your VCU eID or Password.  Your VCU eID is a username that authenticates you to many VCU web applications and electronic services.

  • Can't find the answer to your questions? VCU IT Support Center can point you in the right direction.

  • Interested in purchasing instructional technology tools? Visit Purchasing Instructional Technology Solutions.
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