Nov. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt University Information Technology continuously strives to increase the security posture of Vanderbilt systems while also enhancing accessibility. VUIT is excited to announce upgrades to the Zoom and Box user experience, with updates coming soon.
Sep. 2, 2020—The Warren Center’s second installment of a series on making Zoom a more productive and inclusive space will focus on collaborative work online Sept. 3.
Aug. 24, 2020—Zoom is currently experiencing widespread outages with its web portal, which Brightspace relies upon. However, the Zoom desktop client is working, so students, faculty and staff should be able to use Zoom for teaching, learning and meetings throughout the day.
Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt professor and author Holly Tucker will teach an online summer course focused on pandemics, thanks to a new partnership between the Robert Penn Warren Center and OLLI at Vanderbilt.
Jun. 1, 2020—Encourage your child's musical and social development from the comfort of your home. Children will sing, dance and play as instructor Amy Alley joyfully recognizes and interacts with each child by name through Zoom.
May. 11, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 13, to discuss the phased reopening of Vanderbilt’s campus. The online meeting via Zoom will begin at noon CT, and registration is required to attend.
May. 1, 2020—Class of 2020 graduates, their friends, family members and supporters can now download university-, school- and Commencement-themed virtual backgrounds for their Zoom meetings, meetups and online celebrations. Giphy stickers also are available for Instagram Stories by searching #VU2020.
Apr. 21, 2020—Whether you’re taking a class, conducting a meeting or gathering with friends, just about everyone is jumping into virtual chats. Here are five easy tips to improve how your virtual chat looks and sounds.
Apr. 14, 2020—The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.
Apr. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 threw a wrench in their plans for meeting up in person, graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences decided to take their weekly hangout online.
Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.
Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.