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Top Hat Training: Discover Interactive Learning Software

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Top Hat

ITRS is proud to announce a series of trainings on Top Hat, a web-based platform that allows students to use their smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices to participate in and engage with in-class activities.

Top Hat’s student-centric experience engages and motivates learners with captivating virtual classroom features, interactive course content, and built-in assessment capabilities. Instructors can choose between seven different poll question types for instant feedback, create an online discussion board, explore a fun tournaments option, and access an enhanced gradebook.

To learn more about Top Hat, register for a training session or visit the ITRS Top Hat Page.

ITRS Updates: February 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Greetings!  

Here is a list of upcoming events, services, and other updates from the ITRS team.  

Upcoming Events

The 5th Annual Information Technology Showcase will take place on February 20th from 9am to 3pm in the Damen Student Center on the 2nd floor. Stop by for a program featuring optional breakout sessions and service provider partner presentations on Zoom, LOCUS, Top Hat, VoiceThread, and many more. We encourage you to register for the showcase for free catered lunch and prize opportunities. 

Training & Support

We offer training sessions for SakaiPanopto, and Zoom.  

For 1:1 assistance, please feel free to utilize our drop-in hours or contact us to schedule an appointment: 

ITSservicedesk@luc.edu 

773.508.4487 

*No drop-ins will be available on February 18th and 20th due to staff conferences and events.  

Preparing for Sakai 12

Friday, February 15th, 2019

What’s New in Sakai 12?

On May 12th, Loyola’s learning management system will be upgrading to Sakai 12. In this upgrade, students, faculty, and staff will see a few updates. Some of these changes include:

  • Improved features in the Assignments, Gradebook, and Lessons tools
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Auto favorite new sites
  • An updated text editor

How to Learn More

Register for Training

If you would like to learn more about the Sakai 12 changes, please register for one of the “What’s New in Sakai 12?” training sessions. We will hold training sessions throughout the next few months. For dates and links to registration, please visit our Sakai 12 Upgrade page.

Attend an Open Forum Discussion

Join one of the Open Forum Discussions on the following dates:

  • March 29th, 2019 – 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • April 26th, 2019 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

To access the open forums join us online at https://luc.zoom.us/my/dropin. Registration is not required– just stop by!

If you are unable to make a training session or an open forum discussion, feel free to contact us at ITRS@luc.edu, so we can schedule another time to present the updates in Sakai 12.

Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

When you’re in a Zoom meeting, do you ever wish you could draw something on the screen?

 

Guess what – you can! Zoom allows you (and your participants) to annotate on the screen!

 

Zoom has two lesser-known but interactive tools: Annotate & Whiteboard. Annotation allows you to draw on a shared screen, and Whiteboard allows you to write on a blank screen everyone can see.

 

To annotate, select the Annotate tool while sharing your screen. This option will bring up a new toolbar with a variety of ways to doodle on your screen. When you want everyone in your meeting to focus on your screen, you can use the spotlight, highlighter, pen, or arrow. The spotlight acts like a laser pointer and turns your cursor into a red dot. The highlighter and pen options act like, well, a highlighter or a pen. You can write, highlight, draw, or doodle whatever you want in 16 different colors. The arrow leaves a placeholder on your screen that will have your name on it for a more lasting reminder. When you’re ready to move on to the next thing, you can erase the annotations by selecting the clear button.

 

 

Zoom’s whiteboard option replicates writing on a whiteboard in a live classroom by displaying an empty canvas for you and your meeting’s participants to annotate on. To access the whiteboard feature, select “Whiteboard” when you share your screen.

 

To learn more, check out Zoom’s documentation on Annotation as a Viewer or reach out to us! You can email us at itrs@luc.edu or come to our drop-in sessions at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.

 

Article by: Meg Mandolia

Sakai 11 is Almost Here!

Tuesday, 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 Gradebook tool this Summer. During the Summer semester, you will still have access to both the current Gradebook (Gradebook Classic) and the new Gradebook. We encourage everyone to begin familiarizing themselves with the new Gradebook tool, since we will be removing Gradebook Classic from Sakai by the Fall semester. When using the new Gradebook this Summer, keep in mind that any changes you make to one of the Gradebook tools will reflect automatically in the other Gradebook tool, so you won’t need to make any changes twice.

You can begin working with our Sakai 11 development site to explore some of these changes on your own at https://lucdev.longsight.com/. Please note that this is an early development site and should only be used for testing purposes. Any courses you are building should be created in our current instance of Sakai 10. When Loyola makes the switch to Sakai 11 in May, your courses and course materials will transfer over accordingly.

If you would like to learn more about the Sakai 11 changes, please register for one of our training sessions or come to one of our Open Forum Discussions held on Fridays. If you are unable to make it to either one, feel free to contact us at ITRS@luc.edu so that we may schedule another time to introduce you to these new features in Sakai 11.

For more information please visit http://luc.edu/itrs/sakai/sakai11upgrade/.

Panopto “My Folder” Update

Friday, 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 Panopto. Additionally, users can use Panopto as a repository for pre-existing audio and video files they have created.

Users still have the capability of adding Panopto to a Sakai course or project site, as well as the ability to access Panopto through a Sakai site. To login to Panopto outside of Sakai, please click here. Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) offers more information, step-by-step instructions, tutorial videos, and training sessions. You can visit our website here.

For further questions regarding Panopto at Loyola University Chicago, please contact the ITRS by emailing itrs@luc.edu.

ITRS Technology Training for Faculty – Register Today!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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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 system, VoiceThread for online collaboration, and more!  When you are ready to register for a session, view our registration marketplace.

 
Space is limited, but we are adding more sessions each term, so be sure to check back often! You may also follow our ITRS training calendar under the University Calendar and then filter for “Instructional Technology and Research Support”.

 

Come learn about the various instructional technologies available at Loyola, and collaborate with faculty peers for new ideas about teaching with technology. Need more one-on-one support? Don’t forget, you are always welcome to stop by a drop-in location for additional guidance… just be sure to check the schedule on our website at: http://www.luc.edu/itrs/resources/Dropin.shtml

Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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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.

Try Atomic Learning by logging in at https://www.atomiclearning.com/login/luc using your Loyola credentials, and type your keywords into the Search box – or check out the featured Training & Resources, like Outlook 2013 or Computer Literacy Basics.

There is a free Atomic Learning app for iPad® available in the App Store. To log into the app, use your Loyola UVID and password, and type in “luc” under Advanced.

For a video introduction to Atomic Learning, visit https://connect.luc.edu/p6obwzxiy1e/.