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Are you ready for Sakai 21?

Sakai 21 is coming to Loyola, fittingly, on December 21st, 2021. This change is an upgrade-in-place, meaning that Loyola faculty, staff, and students do not need to make any changes to their Sakai sites or accounts. All good things take time,… Continue Reading →

Panopto: New & Enhanced Features for Summer 2021

Asynchronous lectures are growing in popularity, and fortunately, are becoming increasingly easy to record. Panopto, an invaluable tool for recording and uploading lectures and slides, is consistently growing in popularity and ease of use. Accordingly, ITRS is pleased to announce… Continue Reading →

Join ITRS for Summer Learning Opportunities

Loyola faculty, did you know ITRS offers year-round, free professional development opportunities? That’s right: while you’re sipping a tropical drink by the pool this summer, login for some learning! ITRS is offering the Instructional Technologies Course (ITC) from July 19th-August… Continue Reading →

Extended Reality (XR) at the Stritch School of Medicine

Extended Reality (XR) is a collective term encompassing Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies. These technologies are expanding in higher education, providing experiential learning opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of materials presented in class.  … Continue Reading →

Activate Your Lecture

To accommodate the substantial number of students enrolled in your class you are assigned to teach in the large lecture hall and so, you rely on lecture as your pedagogical approach. Does this describe your situation? Perhaps, you teach in… Continue Reading →

Bringing Global Accessibility Awareness Day to Loyola

If you follow ITRS on Twitter, you know we were recently celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which occurs on the third Thursday of May every year. The spark behind GAAD is that accessibility awareness, testing, and design should be mainstream and… Continue Reading →

We’re Here for You: Introducing ScheduleOnce

Do you need help setting up your Sakai site? Are you curious which instructional technologies will help your online learning vision come to life? Just need a friendly face to talk you through some tech troubles? ITRS is here for… Continue Reading →

Panopto 10: Coming Soon

Panopto 10 Greetings from ITRS! We are pleased to announce the arrival of Panopto 10, Loyola’s official lecture capturing platform. The new version will be available on December 20th, 2020 and will include several new and improved features: Tags — Panopto’s… Continue Reading →

What’s New in Sakai 20?

Sakai 20 is coming to Loyola on Monday, December 21st, 2020! On 12/21 from 7am to 12pm, Sakai will be unavailable.  Once the upgrade is complete, the following new and improved features will be available:  Sakai Grader with a document preview for the Assignments tool  A… Continue Reading →

Coming Soon: Panopto 9

  Panopto 9.0 Greetings from ITRS! We are pleased to announce the arrival of Panopto 9, Loyola’s official lecture capturing platform. The following features and enhancements are now available to all Loyola users: Panopto Capture – An exciting new web-based… Continue Reading →

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