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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 […]


Are Your Courses Ready for the Fall 2017 Term?

Are Your Courses Ready for the Fall 2017 Term?

August 3rd, 2017

Import, Design, Publish The Fall Term is just around the corner. Here are a few tips to help with any last-minute course items you might want to implement, before (or after) you click the Publish Now button. Do you have some course content you would like to use from a previous term? Check out the “How do I […]


Discover Sakai 11

Discover Sakai 11

June 14th, 2017

Sakai 11 is finally here! With the upgrade complete, you may be struggling to locate your course sites, update your Lesson page to the new design, and enter grades. Below is a quick, eight-minute video that highlights a few of the new enhancements, including an interface with a new clean, modern design. The Lessons tool […]


New Features in Panopto

April 10th, 2017

Panopto, Loyola’s lecture capture software, has some exciting new features. Panopto now allows users to easily upload slides to an existing session, change the thumbnail image for a session, access speech-to-text captions, and add quizzes to a session. For instructions on updating slides or thumbnail images, please click here. Automatic captions are now available to […]


Sakai 11 is Almost Here!

March 21st, 2017

On May 12th, Loyola’s learning management system will be upgrading to Sakai 11. Per this upgrade, you will discover a few changes within Sakai. Some of these changes include: A new Gradebook tool Anonymous forum discussions More customization options for lessons A new Hot Spot question type within exams We will be introducing the new […]