Academic Tech Tips by ITRS

ITRS, or Instructional Technology & Research Support at Loyola University Chicago, is the team behind Academic Tech Tips.

Our staff specializes in a diverse range of academic technologies, ranging from classroom equipment solutions, research technologies, and learning design.

Visit Academic Tech Tips for updates on Loyola’s instructional and research technologies, upcoming events and upgrades, and other uses of tech in teaching and learning!

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ITRS Updates: February 2020

ITRS Updates: February 2020

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 […]


Preparing for Sakai 12

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 […]


Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

Annotating & Whiteboarding in Zoom

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

Access On Demand Training with Atomic Learning

May 22nd, 2014

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. […]