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Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

November 2nd, 2018

When you’re in a Zoom meeting, do you ever wish you could draw something on the screen?   Guess what – you can! Zoom allows you (and your participants) to annotate on the screen!   Zoom has two lesser-known but interactive tools: Annotate & Whiteboard. Annotation allows you to draw on a shared screen, and […]


Attention Loyolans! We want to feature you!

Attention Loyolans! We want to feature you!

October 24th, 2018

Do you enjoy teaching or learning with technology? Do you aspire to be a “Sakai model” during your time at Loyola? Or maybe you’re just an enthusiastic Loyolan? We’re looking for photos of you, your peers, and faculty or staff to feature on our Sakai Login page. Review the guidelines below, and send your pictures […]


Is your password strong enough?

Is your password strong enough?

October 15th, 2018

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a good opportunity to reflect on how to protect ourselves against cybersecurity attacks and what we can do better. A strong password is one of your best defenses against cyber attacks. Creating a strong and unique password for each online account, and changing them with relative frequency, greatly reduces […]


ITRS’s All-New Instructional Technology Course

September 11th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about creating your own Sakai course or project site? Did you take the Faculty Center for Ignition Pedagogy Online Teaching Course and want to learn more? Do you want to incorporate more technology into your teaching? Check out our new course! For the first time, ITRS has developed a […]


Introducing Piazza

July 31st, 2018

Piazza is a Sakai tool that can be used as an alternative to the Sakai Forums tool to easily manage Q&A with your students. Designed to simulate a live discussion, Piazza allows students to post and respond to one another’s questions and allows instructors to answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit any content.   […]


Spring Changes

April 11th, 2018

Panopto will replace Kaltura Information Technology Services (ITS) is transitioning from Kaltura (Loyola Media) to Panopto for video repository and video streaming services beginning in January 2018 and completing the transition by June 2018. Panopto provides all the functionality of Kaltura while offering additional services such as classroom capture and integration with the Sakai system. […]


3rd Annual Information and Technology Showcase

January 26th, 2018

The 3rd Annual Loyola Information & Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 9:30am to 3:15pm in the Damen Student Center. Come learn about existing library and technology resources through breakout sessions or visit some resource tables.  There are returning vendors such as Top Hat, Panopto, and SimplyMap, as well as new […]


Spring 2018 Will Be the Last Semester for Gradebook Classic

December 6th, 2017

Starting with Spring 2018 courses, the new Gradebook will replace Gradebook Classic on the course menu. Faculty still wanting to use Gradebook Classic for Spring 2018 will have to turn on the tool by navigating to Site Info, then Manage Tools. It is strongly recommended that only one Gradebook tool be available on the course […]


Opinio Upgrade

October 18th, 2017

On October 10, 2017 LUC’s online survey software application, Opinio, was upgraded to version 7.6.5. The upgrade provides a number of bug fixes and improvements, e.g., improved cell phone interface, as well as the addition of new features. Notable new features allow the user to: move surveys between folders using drag’n’drop and “move” buttons; search […]