Author: Megan Mitchell

Course Preparation Day

Course Preparation Day

Come join us for a full-day of training, collaboration, and course building assistance.

DateFriday, August 16th
Time10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
LocationInformation Commons, 2nd floor in room 230
Instructor and Student with a laptop

Attend Training

  • Attend in person or online via Zoom 
  • Each training session will be 30 minutes  
  • All sessions are introductory  

Build Your Site

  • Work on Sakai course sites individually or with other instructors 
  • Receive feedback from peers or ITRS staff 

Receive Help

  • Ask quick questions  
  • Check accessibility of course sites and course materials

Training Schedule

Each session will be 30-minutes long with a 15-minute break in between each session.

TimeSession Name
10:00 a.m.Getting Started in Sakai
10:45 a.m.Sakai Gradebook
11:30 a.m.Sakai Tests & Quizzes
12:15 p.m.Sakai Lessons and Resources
1:00 p.m.Sakai Statistics and Course Data
1:45 p.m.Using Zoom in Sakai
2:30 p.m.Course Accessibility
Summer Instructional Technologies Course

Summer Instructional Technologies Course

Are you creating your own Sakai site? Are you looking to use technology in a purposeful way? Join us this summer to explore educational technologies already available to the Loyola community and design your own Sakai course or project site. The upcoming session begins May 20th.

ITRS developed an online course available to the Loyola community and designed to explore technology tools. This six-week course allows participants to explore features and functions of technologies available to the LUC community, like Sakai, Zoom, and Panopto. Each week, participants will learn about one or more technologies to incorporate them into their educational experiences. At the end of the course, participants will have a fully-functional Sakai site template. This course supplements the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy’s Online Teaching Course.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at Check out the Instructional Technologies Course site to register.

Preparing for Sakai 12

Preparing for Sakai 12

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 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, so we can schedule another time to present the updates in Sakai 12.

4th Annual Information & Technology Showcase

4th Annual Information & Technology Showcase

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 like DocFinity, Oracle/LOCUS, ProQuest, and Gartner. All Loyola students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Registered participants will receive a box lunch and have an opportunity to win raffle prizes including a new laptop computer.

Visit the Info & Tech Showcase Registration page to register for the event.

For more information, please visit the ITS Info & Tech Showcase Event page. See you there!

Info Tech Showcase Resource Table