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System Upgrade

Sakai 10

On Saturday, May 9th Loyola will be upgrading to Sakai 10. The system will be unavailable from approximately 6:00-9:00AM CDT. Faculty and students are not required to change anything. This latest release will provide many new enhancements and fixes to the learning management system. "What's New in Sakai 10" sessions will be held throughout the summer and early fall in a variety of dates, times and formats. A complete session schedule and instructions on how to register will be available in early May.  

Response System


TopHat is the new web-based response platform that Loyola will began using in the Fall . TopHat provides a way to receive instant feedback from your students using devices they already own to increase student engagement. There are seven different questions types, discussion boards and the ability to create polling tournaments. Instructors can receive reports on daily attendance, student participation and student performance.  

New Password Reset System

Password Self-Service

In the coming weeks, the IT Help Desk is launching Password Self-Service, a new system that will allow students, faculty, and staff on the University network to reset their own network passwords quickly and independently. The tool will replace the existing Personal Account Manager (PAM) and eliminate the need to contact the ITS Help Desk when passwords are forgotten or accounts are locked. With Password Self-Service, users can set up a series of personalized challenge questions to be answered if a password or account issue arises. The text and alternate email address are other means to unlock or reset an account. You can choose to either use challenge questions, use text messaging, or use an alternate email account to proceed.  

Get Help

Faculty Drop-in Support Schedule

ITRS provides individual and small group consultations on teaching with technology regularly in Klarchek Information Commons 204, Corboy Law Center 732, and online at https://connect.luc.edu/itrs-dropin. Click to learn more information and view our current drop in schedule.  


FOTL Keynote Address

Dr. Carolyn Shields presented the keynote address at the Spring 2015 Focus on Teaching and Learning conference at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Shields is a renowned educator and speaker from Wayne State University who shared her expertise on incorporating issues of social justice into curriculum. Watch a recording of the session by clicking here!  

Spring 2015

New Faculty Training Sessions on the Calendar – Register Today!

Looking for help with Adobe Connect web conferencing, Atomic Learning online tutorials, Panopto lecture capture, our Sakai learning management system, VoiceThread for online collaboration, and more? Review our new training calendar and sign up for one of our sessions today! Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot and be ready for the start of the semester. Click this news item for more information.  

Record Lectures

Panopto Lecture Capture

Record, share, and archive your class lectures with Panopto, a new lecture capture platform at Loyola starting in Spring 2014. Panopto software provides an all-in-one interface to record screen content and video of the instructor simultaneously.  


Instructional Technology and Research Support (ITRS)
Division of Information Technology Services
1032 W. Sheridan Ave. · Granada Center, Room 240 · Chicago, IL 60660
25 E. Pearson St. · Corboy Law Center, Room 731 · Chicago, IL 60611

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