Previous Tech Tips


Join the BigBlueButton Pilot

October 29th, 2015

BigBlueButton is a web conferencing solution that Loyola is piloting this year. BigBlueButton allows instructors to host class sessions, meetings, or office hours online. Additionally, students are able to enter a BigBlueButton online room without their instructor. Therefore, students have the ability to utilize BigBlueButton rooms for group work at times that are convenient for […]

Top Hat, Let the Polling Begin!

Top Hat, Let the Polling Begin!

September 10th, 2015

Top Hat is Loyola University Chicago’s new response system. This “bring your own device” web based platform takes classroom polling to a new level. Student engagement can be compiled through seven different questions types, including sorting and clicking on target, discussion boards, and even tournaments. Instructors have the ability to allow students to view old […]

Welcome to Sakai 10

May 13th, 2015

Loyola’s Learning Management System (LMS), Sakai, was recently upgraded on May 9th to version 10, moving from version 9.  This new release provides many new enhancements and fixes to the existing system.  Faculty and students are not required to change anything as we move to this new release and will find some benefits in some […]

Using Apple TV in the Classroom

March 17th, 2015

Apple TV provides the ability to wirelessly stream or mirror content from a mobile device to a projector. Shared content can include photos, movies, and any other viewable material on a connectable Apple device. Apple TVs have been in demand on campus for several years but it wasn’t until recently, when the 3rd generation model was released, […]

What’s New in Panopto 4.8

February 13th, 2015

Panopto is a lecture capture platform that enables instructors to capture live classroom sessions, create pre-recorded lectures and share recordings with students in Sakai. With the recent upgrade to Panopto 4.8, some new features have been added to improve video playback experience, simplify access to video content and streamline video management. Video Playback Video streaming […]

Are Your Courses Ready for the Spring 2015 Term?

Are Your Courses Ready for the Spring 2015 Term?

January 9th, 2015

Import, Design, Publish The Spring 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 […]

Loyola Media in Sakai

October 31st, 2014

Do you have dynamic media files you would like to share with your students through Sakai, but not take up valuable course site space? Consider adding the Loyola Media tool to your course! Loyola Media is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video […]

New VoiceThread Integration Features

New VoiceThread Integration Features

September 30th, 2014

VoiceThread ~ Interact, Collaborate, Communicate! Looking for a way to collaborate and communicate with your students online in a fun, engaging format? Check out VoiceThread which is fully integrated with Sakai, and now offers new features including the option for assignment linking to the Sakai Gradebook. VoiceThread allows instructors to place collections of media including […]

NVivo 10 Increased Availability for Fall 2014

September 12th, 2014

There’s good news for qualitative researchers at Loyola! The university has moved from a per seat license to a site license for NVivo 10. All faculty are now eligible to use NVivo. If  you require NVivo 10 and you do not yet have an association to the software on your LUC desktop, email Provide […]

ITRS Technology Training for Faculty – Register Today!

ITRS Technology Training for Faculty – Register Today!

July 31st, 2014

Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) assists faculty with the integration of technology into teaching, learning, and research. You can review our training opportunities and calendar of sessions offered on our new Technology Training webpage:   Topics for training include Adobe Connect web conferencing, Atomic Learning online tutorials, Panopto lecture capture, Sakai learning management […]