Teaching with Technology
Sakai will become the standard Learning Management System (LMS) at Loyola on May 20, 2013. Blackboard will no longer be available after May 31, 2013. Sakai is a flexible, open-source collaborative learning environment that provides faculty and students with tools to support teaching and learning activities. Some documentation and individual or small group consultation is available.
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.
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.
Digital Media Room
The Digital Media Room (DMR) provides faculty with access to multimedia equipment and software. It is located in Granada Center Room 292 which is a quiet area suitable for audio and video recording.
"Clicker" is a simple term used to describe a wireless handheld deviced 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.
VoiceThread was recently adopted at Loyola as a collaborative communication tool which allows participants to comment in a number of ways (e.g., text, audio, video). Individual or small group consultation is now available. Documentation and additional information coming soon.
Panopto is a software-based lecture capture solution that Loyola will be piloting during the Spring and Summer 2013 academic terms. More information and resources will be available soon.
Blackboard is the standard Learning Management System (LMS) at Loyola. It is used to deliver both fully online and blended course offerings. Extensive documentation and individual or small group consultation is available.