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Are Your Courses Ready for the Fall 2017 Term?

Are Your Courses Ready for the Fall 2017 Term?

August 3rd, 2017

Import, Design, Publish The Fall Term is just around the corner. Here are a few tips to help with any last-minute course items you might want to implement, before (or after) you click the Publish Now button. Do you have some course content you would like to use from a previous term? Check out the “How do I […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Top Hat, Let the Polling Begin!

Top Hat, Let the Polling Begin!

September 10th, 2015

Top Hat is Loyola University Chicago’s new response system. This “bring your own device” web based platform takes classroom polling to a new level. Student engagement can be compiled through seven different questions types, including sorting and clicking on target, discussion boards, and even tournaments. Instructors have the ability to allow students to view old […]


Welcome to Sakai 10

May 13th, 2015

Loyola’s Learning Management System (LMS), Sakai, was recently upgraded on May 9th to version 10, moving from version 9.  This new release provides many new enhancements and fixes to the existing system.  Faculty and students are not required to change anything as we move to this new release and will find some benefits in some […]


Are Your Courses Ready for the Spring 2015 Term?

Are Your Courses Ready for the Spring 2015 Term?

January 9th, 2015

Import, Design, Publish The Spring Term is just around the corner. Here are a few tips to help with any last minute course items you might want to implement, before (or after) you click the Publish Now button. Do you have some course content you would like to use from a previous term? Check out […]