Technology Resources

Text, Image, & Media Production Facilities in English

Hibbs 341 is the department’s primary production room and supports advanced tools for faculty and student work in text, audio, video, and web production. Graduate student access is granted based on program enrollment, course enrollment, or identified project need. This room is adjacent to two computer classrooms and smaller workrooms.


Screen capture an audio editing session underway in VCU English production facilities. Adobe software and production machines are available to all VCU English graduate students for their work with individual scholarly or creative projects.


Hibb 408 Graduate Work Room is open to all enrolled English graduate students where they will find six open machines for general use and two tables for use with laptops. These general use machines are parallel in equipment and software to the Hibbs 330 and 331 computer classrooms. Notable software for Hibbs 330, 331, and 408 follows: Adobe Design Suite, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Celtx (screenwriting), Trelby (screenwriting), and Processing.

General Support

Depending on your problem or needs, there are a number of units at Virginia Commonwealth University to turn to for technology support. Some of these resources are listed below. If you need help determining where to turn to for support, contact Michael Keller,

VCU Technology Services
Faculty and student accounts, EIDS, Blackboard, General classroom computers and consoles, Email, Software, Google Apps, & much more are managed through by VCU Technology Services. If you need help with a VCU supported function, contact the helpIT Center in James Branch Cabell Library.

College of Humanities & Sciences Technology Services
The College of Humanities and Sciences Technology Services supports a number of computer classrooms, including English Computer Classrooms in Hibbs 330 and 331, as well as providing support for all CHS faculty and staff.

Faculty who have a question or problem about there office computer are encouraged by CHS Technology Services to report the problem directly; the technicisns prefers to talk directly to the faculty member to schedule service times and to ask about preservation of data.

English students, including graduate students assistants, with support or equipment questions should first contact Michael Keller, who will advise on next steps.

Any machine supported by the College of Humanities & Sciences is tagged with a label reading “Property of Humanities & Sciences” followed by “For service call 828 6180 |” If you don’t see the tag, the machine you are at is likely not maintained by the CHS Technology Services office.

Gmail & Google Apps
Gmail and Google Apps are now defaults for all students and faculty. Students should see Google and myVCUmail Student Email for more information. Faculty and staff, should review Apps for VCU. Google drive, by the way, allows users to store documents in the cloud for easy access to projects or papers from any web enabled location. Google drive also makes it easy to share documents as read-only, comment-enabled, or fully editable.

Blackboard is VCU’s preferred (but not required) platform for deliveriy of course-support materials.In addition, students and faculty may store and share personal files using Blackboard’s “Content Management System.”

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 16, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 22, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 26, 2018

Spring Break
MARCH 4-11, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 23, 2018

Last Day of Classes
MAY 1, 2018



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