Staying connected while traveling to other educational or research institutions just got easier, now that Loyola University Chicago has joined eduroam, a secure federated network service linking more than 5,500 locations worldwide. Eduroam -- short for education roaming -- allows Loyola students, faculty, and staff to use their LUC credentials to access wireless network hotspots while visiting other eduroam-affiliated institutions. Click this news item for more information!
VoiceThread allows instructors to place collections of media including images, videos, documents, and presentations, at the center of a conversation – wherever and whenever you like! Faculty can use VoiceThread for collaboration and to lead conversations using any mix of text, microphone, webcam recordings, or audio files. The latest version of the VoiceThread integration with Sakai has some important changes and exciting new features including the option to create VoiceThread assignments linked with the Sakai Gradebook - You must add the tool to your course site after August 16, 2014 - or delete and re-add the tool - to reveal the new features! Click this news item for more information.
Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) assists faculty with integration of technology into teaching, learning, and research. 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!
Interested in interacting and networking with colleagues in the Sakai Community? Consider attending the faculty-friendly Sakai Virtual Conference! This inaugural conference will be held completely online with an emphasis on pedagogy and best practices, targeted more toward the teaching and learning aspects of using Sakai. Click this news feature to be redirected to the conference website and registration.
Need help getting started with Sakai? Want to learn more about organizing your course content, communication tools, and assignments? Do you have questions about video conferencing, document cameras, SMART boards and other equipment on campus? Review our new self-paced training modules on Sakai and Electronic Classrooms! Click on this news feature for more information.
Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks and presented in videos of one or two minutes - instructors can even pull Atomic Learning videos directly into their Sakai courses. 24/7 access to training offers flexible, just-in-time learning - Atomic Learning narrated video tutorials are ready when you are!
Record, share, and archive your class lectures with Panopto, a new lecture capture platform that Loyola piloted in 2013. Panopto software provides an all-in-one interface to record screen content and video of the instructor simultaneously.
The ITS Green Team was created in the Fall of 2012 to help promote green practices within our department. Our awesome team meets monthly to promote initiatives geared toward a more sustainable work place. We are always in search of new ways to “Go Green!” and are looking for enthusiastic staff to join in the fun. Click here to see what we have been up to, and how you can get involved!