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Hoonuit, Atomic Learning new online learning framework

Hoonuit, Atomic Learning new online learning framework

October 12th, 2016

Atomic Learning now offers a new learning framework, hoonuit. Hoonuit Online Learning Framework, works to personalize online learning through four components: Learn It, Do It, Share It, and Prove It. Learn It is comprised of the traditional learning videos in which users discover a new concept through watching short videos. Do It then provides an […]

Zoom Into Fall

September 7th, 2016

This fall, Loyola is unveiling a new conferencing solution called Zoom. It is considered the primary platform for administrative and large group meetings, but it has the flexibility to be so much more. The only hardware requirements are a computer, webcam, and USB microphone. Zoom allows for robust audio, video, file and screen sharing, collaborative […]

Panopto “My Folder” Update

August 19th, 2016

Panopto is Loyola University Chicago’s lecture capture software. Panopto allows users to create sessions using a combination of audio, video, slides, and screen capture. As of August 1st, all Loyola faculty, staff, and students now have access to a “My Folder” in Panopto. This will allow users to create, edit, share, and store sessions within […]

Video Equipped Classrooms

June 1st, 2016

While it’s possible to record with Panopto from any campus computer just by bringing in a microphone and/or web cam, there are a number of classrooms equipped to record video, audio, and screen capture with no additional equipment. In these video equipped rooms, you are able to use controls built into the touch panel to […]

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 […]