News and Announcements
2017-2018 Immersive Technology Wrap-Up
Summary of Academic Year Efforts
At the close of the 2016-2017 academic year, we recognized that in order to grow the Immersive Technology Initiative and impact more faculty and students, we needed a permanent spa…
Information about merging and unmerging your Blackboard Courses. Why Use It Instructors may use the Course Merge Tool when they want to merge enrollments of two sections of the same course (same department and catalog number) or merging different typ…read more
The Univeristy of Richmond updated to the New Box View service over winter break. A problem viewing documents as arisen so when a user goes into the Inline Grading interface within Blackboard Learn the New Box View service does not load. Instead the us…read more
Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a ma…read more
Another semester is in the book here at the University of Richmond. I’m looking forward to big developments next semester for the Immersive Technologies community. The Gottwald Reading room will open with new VR and AR capabilities, probably stud…read more
Blackboard will be unavailable for routine monthly maintenance Friday, December 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Please know the system will not be available between 6 p.m. and approximately 11 p.m. and no changes will be made to course content but there WILL b…read more
After the maintenance on December 29th, the following change will be reflected in the inline grading feature in Blackboard. Crocodoc transition to New Box View Blackboard’s current service for the implementation of inline grading is through…read more
Google Daydream Review
We recently let an Education student borrow our Google Daydream to review. Here are her thoughts:
The google daydream itself was a really neat piece of equipment with some glaring disadvantages. Besides the cost, the daydream is…read more
I apologize for the hiatus in our newsletter. I was on parental leave welcoming my son, Jack, into this world. It’s good to be back!
ARKit now available on iOS 11!
If you follow this newsletter closely, you know I’m very excited about the l…