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Discover Sakai 11

Discover Sakai 11

June 14th, 2017

Sakai 11 is finally here! With the upgrade complete, you may be struggling to locate your course sites, update your Lesson page to the new design, and enter grades. Below is a quick, eight-minute video that highlights a few of the new enhancements, including an interface with a new clean, modern design. The Lessons tool […]


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 […]


New Evening Drop-In Time for Spring 2017

February 2nd, 2017

This spring, ITRS is adding two evening drop-in times on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting January 17th. We will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in person and online. Evening drop-in times are Tuesdays at the Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center Room 732 and Wednesdays at the Lake Shore Campus, Information Commons […]


2nd Annual Information and Technology Showcase

January 24th, 2017

The 2nd Annual Loyola Information & Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 9am to 1pm in the Information Commons and adjacent Donovan Reading Room. Come learn about existing library and technology resources through breakout sessions or visit some resource tables.  There are returning vendors such as Top Hat, Panopto, and SimplyMap, […]


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 […]


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 […]