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Category Classroom Technologies

Spring 2018 Will Be the Last Semester for Gradebook Classic

Starting with Spring 2018 courses, the new Gradebook will replace Gradebook Classic on the course menu. Faculty still wanting to use Gradebook Classic for Spring 2018 will have to turn on the tool by navigating to Site Info, then Manage… Continue Reading →

New Features in Panopto

Panopto, Loyola’s lecture capture software, has some exciting new features. Panopto now allows users to easily upload slides to an existing session, change the thumbnail image for a session, access speech-to-text captions, and add quizzes to a session. For instructions… Continue Reading →

Panopto “My Folder” Update

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… Continue Reading →

Video Equipped Classrooms

While it’s possible to record with Panopto from any campus computer just by bringing in a microphone and/or web cam, there are a number of classrooms equipped to record video, audio, and screen capture with no additional equipment. In these… Continue Reading →

Wireless Capabilities in the Classroom

Some classrooms are equipped with technology that allows you to wirelessly connect your mobile devices to the projected screen without having to use a cable. It provides you the ability to move around the classroom with ease and you wouldn’t… Continue Reading →

Introducing Panopto 5.0

Panopto is a lecture capture platform used at Loyola to provide users with the ability to capture screen content, audio, and video simultaneously. Panopto can serve many purposes for instructors including allowing instructors to record their lectures in the classroom… Continue Reading →

Use an Educational PowToon Account to Enhance Presentations

PowToon is an easy to use resource that allows users to create animated videos and presentations. An instructor could use PowToon to enhance lectures or a student could use PowToon to create entertaining presentations. Creating a PowToon presentation allows the… Continue Reading →

Join the BigBlueButton Pilot

BigBlueButton is a web conferencing solution that Loyola is piloting this year. BigBlueButton allows instructors to host class sessions, meetings, or office hours online. Additionally, students are able to enter a BigBlueButton online room without their instructor. Therefore, students have… Continue Reading →

Using Apple TV in the Classroom

Apple TV provides the ability to wirelessly stream or mirror content from a mobile device to a projector. Shared content can include photos, movies, and any other viewable material on a connectable Apple device. Apple TVs have been in demand on campus… Continue Reading →

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