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Christmas is around the corner, and so is Sakai 22!

Don’t let final exams put a damper on your holiday spirit! Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) is hard at work and preparing to unveil a new version of the Sakai LMS just in time for the holidays. Loyola will… Continue Reading →

Panopto: New & Improved

Panopto has updated with many significant enhancements! The experience in recording, editing, and sharing asynchronous video content is now more intuitive than ever. The following are just a few examples: Speed – After recording content, video processing speed enables the… Continue Reading →

Interactive Learning with Top Hat

Top Hat is an interactive web-based response platform at Loyola. Instructors can leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and questions, and solicit real-time feedback. Students can use devices they already own, like smartphones, tablets, or laptops. Top Hat… Continue Reading →

Meet the New Labster [Same as the Old Labster]

Labster, a collection of virtual science labs spanning disciplines from exercise science to spectrophotometry (yes, that’s a real word), has a new look at Loyola! While the ever-growing catalog of simulations is still available, the workflow for adding and accessing… Continue Reading →

Coming Soon…ITRS Workshops for Summer Faculty

Attention LUC Faculty! It is our pleasure to announce an upcoming series of academic technology webinars. Please join ITRS for the following events (select the links in the session titles to register): Monday, April 25th, 11-11:30am  Zoom Basics –  Learn… Continue Reading →

New Features in Panopto for 2022

Panopto has updated with new and exciting features to significantly improve the processes of editing, sharing, and and viewing recorded sessions. The following features are now active and/or available: Video Reference Copies – The process of copying a session has… Continue Reading →

Are you ready for Sakai 21?

Sakai 21 is coming to Loyola, fittingly, on December 21st, 2021. This change is an upgrade-in-place, meaning that Loyola faculty, staff, and students do not need to make any changes to their Sakai sites or accounts. All good things take time,… Continue Reading →

Panopto: New & Enhanced Features for Summer 2021

Asynchronous lectures are growing in popularity, and fortunately, are becoming increasingly easy to record. Panopto, an invaluable tool for recording and uploading lectures and slides, is consistently growing in popularity and ease of use. Accordingly, ITRS is pleased to announce… Continue Reading →

Join ITRS for Summer Learning Opportunities

Loyola faculty, did you know ITRS offers year-round, free professional development opportunities? That’s right: while you’re sipping a tropical drink by the pool this summer, login for some learning! ITRS is offering the Instructional Technologies Course (ITC) from July 19th-August… Continue Reading →

Extended Reality (XR) at the Stritch School of Medicine

Extended Reality (XR) is a collective term encompassing Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies. These technologies are expanding in higher education, providing experiential learning opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of materials presented in class.  … Continue Reading →

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