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!

Archive for the ‘Zoom’ Category


Coming Soon: Panopto 9

Coming Soon: Panopto 9

June 29th, 2020

  Panopto 9.0 Greetings from ITRS! We are pleased to announce the arrival of Panopto 9, Loyola’s official lecture capturing platform. The following features and enhancements are now available to all Loyola users: Panopto Capture – An exciting new web-based recorder that allows users to easily capture video, audio, screens, and applications using a web […]


Top Hat Training: Discover Interactive Learning Software

Top Hat Training: Discover Interactive Learning Software

June 17th, 2020

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. […]


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 […]


Panopto Updates

Panopto Updates

January 5th, 2020

Panopto 8.0 Panopto, Loyola’s official lecture capturing platform, now includes new features and functions. Users are now able to access deleted recordings through their Recycling Bin. When embedding video, there is the option to customize the embed size. Additional, the choice is now available for instructors to allow viewers to download their slides, PowerPoint, or […]


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 […]


Spring Changes

April 11th, 2018

Panopto will replace Kaltura Information Technology Services (ITS) is transitioning from Kaltura (Loyola Media) to Panopto for video repository and video streaming services beginning in January 2018 and completing the transition by June 2018. Panopto provides all the functionality of Kaltura while offering additional services such as classroom capture and integration with the Sakai system. […]