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Create an iTunes U Course!

April 11th, 2016

iTunes U is a section within the iTunes Music Store that allows users to upload educational audio and video files for others to download on their computers and mobile devices. This gives faculty the opportunity to create an asynchronous course for their students, allowing them to view the courses in their own time. You would […]


Wireless Capabilities in the Classroom

March 4th, 2016

Some classrooms are equipped with technology that allows you to wirelessly connect your mobile devices to the projected screen without having to use a cable. It provides you the ability to move around the classroom with ease and you wouldn’t be constrained to the front of the classroom. There are currently two different systems connected […]


Introducing Panopto 5.0

February 8th, 2016

Panopto is a lecture capture platform used at Loyola to provide users with the ability to capture screen content, audio, and video simultaneously. Panopto can serve many purposes for instructors including allowing instructors to record their lectures in the classroom or to pre-record their lectures. Pre-recording lectures allows instructors to “flip their classroom” and use […]


Inactivity Alert for Lesson Pages within Sakai

January 6th, 2016

A new inactivity alert feature has been added as an option to all lesson pages within Sakai. When activated, the alert will automatically trigger and email for any user that has not selected a specific lesson page. Instructors have the ability to set one time, daily, or weekly reminders for users that have not selected […]


Use an Educational PowToon Account to Enhance Presentations

December 3rd, 2015

PowToon is an easy to use resource that allows users to create animated videos and presentations. An instructor could use PowToon to enhance lectures or a student could use PowToon to create entertaining presentations. Creating a PowToon presentation allows the user to add visually appealing backgrounds and animations with audio and text that will keep […]


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 […]