Teaching with Technology
Adobe Connect is the web conferencing solution at Loyola. It is used to conduct synchronous online class sessions, webinars, and meetings. Both internal and external documentation is available, as well as extensive training and consultation for faculty.
Atomic Learning is an online, on demand training site that subdivides topics into small chunks and presents the training through one to two minute videos. There are over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications. Atomic Learning is also integrated with Sakai, allowing instructors to create assignments and link Atomic Learning training completion to the Sakai gradebook.
ITRS supports a wide variety of electronic classrooms and learning spaces at both the Lake Shore Campus and Water Tower Campus. Extensive documentation and individual or small group documentation is available. Limited support is also provided for the Retreat & Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Health Sciences Division in Maywod, and Cuneo Mansion & Gardens in Vernon Hills.
"Clicker" is a simple term used to describe a wireless handheld device that is used for polling participants during classes or meetings. Loyola has partnered with i>clicker to serve as the preferred university-wide vendor. Faculty can check out clicker kits on a semester basis. Extensive documentation and individual or small group consultation is available. This will be the last year of using the "Clickers" as Loyola is in the process of selecting a new classroom response system.
Loyola Media is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats. Faculty, staff and students may upload media content to the Loyola Media server which automatically converts and optimizes your media for hassle-free distribution on the web. Once uploaded, Loyola Media will provide links and embed code that you can use to share your media with others via Sakai or the web.
Panopto software provides an all-in-one interface to record screen content and video of the instructor simultaneously and can be used in classrooms on campus that are equipped with a built-in video recording system or from any PC or laptop. Documentation is available as well as extensive training and consultation for faculty and staff.
Sakai is the standard Learning Management System (LMS) at Loyola. It is a flexible, open-source collaborative learning environment that provides faculty and students with tools to support teaching and learning activities. Extensive documentation and individual or small group consultation is available.
VoiceThread allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation. These conversations are not live - they take place whenever and wherever it is convenient for people to participate. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a webcam, a telephone, or an uploaded audio file. VoiceThread is also integrated with Sakai so instructors can create assignments and link VoiceThread participation to the Sakai gradebook.