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4th Annual Information & Technology Showcase

4th Annual Information & Technology Showcase

January 25th, 2019

The 4th Annual Loyola Information & Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Damen Student Center. Come learn about library and technology resources available to the University community. Take advantage of a variety of breakout sessions and a full array of resource tables from vendors […]


Sakai Gradebook Checklist

Sakai Gradebook Checklist

December 7th, 2018

We smell the coffee. We see the library rush. It’s that time of year again: finals. Source: Freeimages.com/andreajaccarino For instructors, we’d like to make your Sakai grading process as easy as possible so you can focus on what matters most: your students. Follow the ten steps below to make sure your Sakai gradebook is good […]


Attention Loyolans! We want to feature you!

Attention Loyolans! We want to feature you!

October 24th, 2018

Do you enjoy teaching or learning with technology? Do you aspire to be a “Sakai model” during your time at Loyola? Or maybe you’re just an enthusiastic Loyolan? We’re looking for photos of you, your peers, and faculty or staff to feature on our Sakai Login page. Review the guidelines below, and send your pictures […]


Facilitating Meeting Times: The Sakai Sign-Up Tool

September 28th, 2018

As an instructor, you often make yourself available to meet with students outside of class. You might hold office hours, meet with individual students, or schedule group meetings each semester. How do you organize your meeting times? Picture this scenario: You host office hours for two days per week each term. Students drop-by occasionally at […]


ITRS’s All-New Instructional Technology Course

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]