Posts Tagged ‘e-learning’

ITRS’s All-New Instructional Technology Course

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about creating your own Sakai course or project site? Did you take the Faculty Center for Ignition Pedagogy Online Teaching Course and want to learn more? Do you want to incorporate more technology into your teaching? Check out our new course!

For the first time, ITRS has developed a comprehensive course available to the Loyola community (including faculty, staff, and students) designed to explore our wealth of different technology resources. This six-week course provides you the opportunity to explore the different features, functions, and purposes of the technologies available to the LUC community. Each week you will learn about one or more technologies and strategies for incorporating them into your educational experience. At the end of the course, you will have a fully-functional Sakai course template that you can use for a course you will actually teach.

We are looking forward to launching this new course and seeing you this fall! If you have any questions, email us at ITRS@luc.edu. Check out our site to learn more about our new Instructional Technologies Course and to register: https://www.luc.edu/its/itrs/instructionaltechnologiescourse/

Introducing Piazza

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Piazza is a Sakai tool that can be used as an alternative to the Sakai Forums tool to easily manage Q&A with your students. Designed to simulate a live discussion, Piazza allows students to post and respond to one another’s questions and allows instructors to answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit any content.

 

Piazza is set up in the style of Wikipedia, making it easy to find content and contribute to a discussion in a meaningful way without having to scroll through long forum threads and hunt for a high-quality answer. Also like Wikipedia, responses to questions in Piazza are community-edited by instructors and students, leading to high-quality answers and a collaborative, community-building experience.

 

Piazza encourages all your students to engage in the discussion – even the shy ones. By providing your students with the option of anonymity, even the shyest students in your class can ask and answer questions. They can even be encouraged by your endorsement to speak up in person.

 

If you’re interested in using Piazza in your class or want to learn more, read through ITRS’s Piazza documentation, check out a sample class here (login with Loyola credentials), or stop by ITRS’s Drop-In hours.

Easily Create Visual Tutorials

Friday, December 9th, 2011

If you teach, train or support computer users, using screen captures can be an efficient way to provide instructions.  Taking multiple screen shots and formatting your images in a word processing program can be time-consuming.  Screen Steps is an all-in-one program that allows you to capture images, add text and annotations then export your document to Word, PDF, html or a blog or Web page.

Cost – 39.95 with the option to take an additional 15% education discount: http://www.bluemangolearning.com/screensteps/purchase/

Screen Steps Help Resources:
http://bmls.screenstepslive.com/spaces/screensteps/manuals/screensteps