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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 helpdesk@luc.edu. 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: http://www.luc.edu/itrs/resources/technologytraining/   Topics for training include Adobe Connect web conferencing, Atomic Learning online tutorials, Panopto lecture capture, Sakai learning management […]


Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

May 22nd, 2014

Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 short tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Instructors can pull Atomic Learning videos directly into their Sakai courses. To find a tutorial on a particular subject, use keywords and optionally add filters for application, topic and category. […]


Recover Audio Playback when using a Microphone

Recover Audio Playback when using a Microphone

February 27th, 2014

If you’re using a program with audio recording capabilities, such as Adobe Connect or Panopto, you may have experienced being unable to play audio when you have your microphone plugged in.  A quick fix to be able to play audio when using an external mic, is to set your speakers as the default playback device.  […]


Convert Media Files with Format Factory

Convert Media Files with Format Factory

January 15th, 2014

Format Factory is a handy tool for the Windows platform that allows you to easily convert media files from one format to another. Whether you need to reduce the size of a media file for uploading to the Web or you need to convert files for iPod or iPhone compatibility, file conversion software can be […]


Create a Shared Google Calendar

Create a Shared Google Calendar

December 4th, 2013

Not only can Google Calendar help you manage your own schedule, you can also create a calendar to share with your students, co-workers or an organization.  This is a useful tool because there are several options for sharing your calendar.  Some of the sharing features in Google Calendar include: *  Share only available/busy times on your schedule (no details). […]


Create Charts Online with Gliffy

Create Charts Online with Gliffy

November 6th, 2013

Gliffy is a web-based application for creating diagrams. There are a variety of graphics and templates available such as Venn diagrams, flowcharts, floor plans and different shapes to help you get started. Here are some examples of Gliffy diagrams: On the site, there is an option for a free or premium membership. With the free […]


Rid Distractions with Freedom Software

October 4th, 2013

If you constantly find yourself checking your email, updating your Facebook, reading blogs, shopping online or watching YouTube videos (when you are trying to get important work done) there is hope yet!  With Freedom, a  program available for Mac and PC users, you can set parameters to disable your internet access from 60 seconds up […]