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Course Preparation Day

Course Preparation Day

July 12th, 2019

Come join us for a full-day of training, collaboration, and course building assistance. Date Friday, August 16th Time 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Location Information Commons, 2nd floor in room 230 Attend Training Attend in person or online via Zoom  Each training session will be 30 minutes   All sessions are introductory   Build Your Site Work on Sakai […]


Summer Instructional Technologies Course

May 6th, 2019

Are you creating your own Sakai site? Are you looking to use technology in a purposeful way? Join us this summer to explore educational technologies already available to the Loyola community and design your own Sakai course or project site. The upcoming session begins May 20th. ITRS developed an online course available to the Loyola […]


Learning Analytics

Learning Analytics

April 8th, 2019

Learning analytics has become an increasingly hot topic of discussion in higher education. It can be best described as the process of interpreting course data collected from online interactions with content, activities, and other individuals. The goal is to use this information to improve student engagement and learning outcomes in future courses. ITRS is excited […]


Preparing for Sakai 12

February 15th, 2019

What’s New in Sakai 12? On May 12th, Loyola’s learning management system will be upgrading to Sakai 12. In this upgrade, students, faculty, and staff will see a few updates. Some of these changes include: Improved features in the Assignments, Gradebook, and Lessons tools Accessibility improvements Auto favorite new sites An updated text editor How […]


4th Annual Information & Technology Showcase

4th Annual Information & Technology Showcase

January 25th, 2019

The 4th Annual Loyola Information & Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Damen Student Center. Come learn about library and technology resources available to the University community. Take advantage of a variety of breakout sessions and a full array of resource tables from vendors […]


Sakai Gradebook Checklist

Sakai Gradebook Checklist

December 7th, 2018

We smell the coffee. We see the library rush. It’s that time of year again: finals. Source: Freeimages.com/andreajaccarino For instructors, we’d like to make your Sakai grading process as easy as possible so you can focus on what matters most: your students. Follow the ten steps below to make sure your Sakai gradebook is good […]


Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

November 2nd, 2018

When you’re in a Zoom meeting, do you ever wish you could draw something on the screen?   Guess what – you can! Zoom allows you (and your participants) to annotate on the screen!   Zoom has two lesser-known but interactive tools: Annotate & Whiteboard. Annotation allows you to draw on a shared screen, and […]


Attention Loyolans! We want to feature you!

Attention Loyolans! We want to feature you!

October 24th, 2018

Do you enjoy teaching or learning with technology? Do you aspire to be a “Sakai model” during your time at Loyola? Or maybe you’re just an enthusiastic Loyolan? We’re looking for photos of you, your peers, and faculty or staff to feature on our Sakai Login page. Review the guidelines below, and send your pictures […]


Is your password strong enough?

Is your password strong enough?

October 15th, 2018

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a good opportunity to reflect on how to protect ourselves against cybersecurity attacks and what we can do better. A strong password is one of your best defenses against cyber attacks. Creating a strong and unique password for each online account, and changing them with relative frequency, greatly reduces […]