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Spring 2018 Will Be the Last Semester for Gradebook Classic

December 6th, 2017

Starting with Spring 2018 courses, the new Gradebook will replace Gradebook Classic on the course menu. Faculty still wanting to use Gradebook Classic for Spring 2018 will have to turn on the tool by navigating to Site Info, then Manage Tools. It is strongly recommended that only one Gradebook tool be available on the course […]


New Features in Panopto

April 10th, 2017

Panopto, Loyola’s lecture capture software, has some exciting new features. Panopto now allows users to easily upload slides to an existing session, change the thumbnail image for a session, access speech-to-text captions, and add quizzes to a session. For instructions on updating slides or thumbnail images, please click here. Automatic captions are now available to […]


Sakai 11 is Almost Here!

March 21st, 2017

On May 12th, Loyola’s learning management system will be upgrading to Sakai 11. Per this upgrade, you will discover a few changes within Sakai. Some of these changes include: A new Gradebook tool Anonymous forum discussions More customization options for lessons A new Hot Spot question type within exams We will be introducing the new […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]