Special Events

Teaching with Technology Survival Camp

This bootcamp, sponsored by VCU Online and joined by Learning Systems, running in-person and streamed live on August 18, 2022, will include morning and afternoon workshops and open office hours (9 – 11:45 a.m. and 1 – 3:45 p.m.) for faculty to drop in and ask questions. Open office hours will be held in 4110 of the Academic Learning Commons building. Workshops will be held in room 4100 of the Academic Learning Commons and via Zoom.

Workshops Zoom URL: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/3556791109

No registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact VCU Online at onlinepd@vcu.edu.

The workshop schedule for both dates is below. Attend all day or just drop in for the sessions of interest:

  • 9 – 9:45: Peer Review
  • 10 – 10:45: Google Tools
  • 11 – 11:45: Social Connection and Presence in Online Learning
  • 1 – 1:45: Communications
  • 2 – 2:45: Things You Take For Granted: The Syllabus, Learning Objectives, etc.
  • 3 – 3:45: Canvas Trip-ups and Policy Updates

Panda Pros

Panda Pros is an amazing opportunity for instructors to receive FREE one-on-one advice from a knowledgeable Instructure professional on using Instructure products. These pros are experts in product knowledge, pedagogy and design who are sure to help get all of our educators up to speed before the fall semester begins. Additionally, all appointments have been upgraded from 30 minutes to now 45 minutes sessions.

These 1:1 discussions are perfect for anyone, newbies or veterans alike, who provide instruction and/or assessments for learners in Canvas.

Sign ups are now open for Panda Pros coaching sessions to help with any question regarding the Canvas LMS at VCU. Instructors have until September 18, 2022 to take advantage of this individualized dialogue.

To make an appointment:

  1. Visit the Panda Pros sign-up page: https://www.instructure.com/panda-pros
  2. Select “Schedule Your Session”, to be taken to the bottom of the page.
  3. Select “Canvas Panda Pros Session”.
  4. Select your time zone and click “Continue”.
  5. Select a date and time for your 45-minute consultation that works for you.

Learn everything you need to know about the Panda Pros by visiting their Panda Pros slide presentation.


Past Events With Recordings

  • InstructureCon22 - Watch On-Demand
    This is a single-day, virtual event packed plenty of fun, impactful, useful experiences into a memorable day. Visit the InstructureCon22 page for more information.

VCU Faculty Bootcamps

Click enroll, and log into Canvas Catalog to access these workshop recordings.

  • January 2022 bootcamp - Enroll
  • August 2021 bootcamp - Enroll
  • May 2021 bootcamp - Enroll

VCU Faculty Showcase

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