For University Faculty and Staff, we encourage you to visit our Technology Housekeeping page, that includes technology tips to ensure a smooth return to on-campus work and helpful tips when coordinating meetings with in-person and virtual participants.LEARN MORE
On August 8, Loyola will transition to Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) as our primary email anti-spam and protection filter to prevent unwanted email and spam from reaching out inboxesLEARN MORE
New Protected Location for Instructions and Forms Containing Sensitive Data
To reduce the risks of data loss, Loyola University Chicago will begin moving some of its documents and forms that deal with sensitive data to a more secure location. In the coming weeks, some of these forms on the HR and Finance webpages will be updated to require a Loyola login via UVID and password to access. This modification will ensure that only authorized personnel have access to the processes that specifically deal with sensitive information.
MFA protects you even if your Loyola password becomes compromised by using your LUC UVID and password plus one additional authentication method to verify your identity. MFA is required by the end of the Spring Semester. Enroll today at luc.edu/its/services/mfa/LEARN MORE
Loyola recently upgraded to Sakai 20. This latest software release provides your Sakai experience with a clean and contemporary user interface, along with new features and functionality. These include a new Rubrics tool, as well as enhancements to Assignments, Gradebook, Tests & Quizzes, and the Rich Text Editor. To learn more, including access to previously recorded faculty and student webinars, visit the Sakai 20 Upgrade page.LEARN MORE
New Zoom Cloud Recording Retention Policy
Starting October 1, 2020, all cloud recordings will be retained for 180 days. Cloud recordings older than 180 days will automatically be moved to a 30-day recycle bin. An email notification from Zoom will be sent to the cloud recording owner 7 days prior to permanent deletion from the recycle bin. To learn more, including how to attend information sessions and instructions on saving a local copy of cloud recordings, please visit Zoom Updates.LEARN MORE
Proctortrack is an automated online remote proctoring tool that uses AI technology to detect and deter academic misconduct by verifying student identity and scanning student activity throughout an exam. Proctortrack aligns with the Sakai Tests & Quizzes and Gradebook tools, allowing faculty to create and customize proctoring settings for each assessment. To learn more, including how to attend faculty and student information sessions, please visit Proctortrack.
ITRS is excited to announce the release of the new Learning Analytics Report (LAR). Learning analytics is best described as the process of interpreting course data collected from online interactions with content, activities, and other individuals. The goal is to use this information to improve student engagement and learning outcomes in future courses. The LAR currently presents course and student data from LOCUS, Sakai, Panopto, and Zoom. To access your LAR, you must schedule a 30-minute consultation with a Learning Design Engineer. Due to data protections, only the instructor of record for the course may access the LAR. For more information on this initiative, visit Learning Analytics. To request your LAR and to schedule a consultation, visit LAR Request Form. You will be prompted to enter your Loyola UVID and password.LEARN MORE
We are pleased to announce that Qualtrics is now available for use. Students, faculty and staff can log in to Qualtrics at luc.qualtrics.com using their LUC username and password. Your account will be created automatically upon login. All active account holders on previous LUC Qualtrics subscriptions, e.g., loyolaquinlan.qualtrics.com, were migrated to the luc.qualtrics.com subscription the first week of March 2020. We encourage anyone using an alternate online survey software product, e.g., Survey Monkey, QuestionPro, Zoomerang, to take advantage of this new service for their survey data collection needs.LEARN MORE
The ITC is designed to help faculty learn about the wide array of instructional technologies available at Loyola. At the end of the 4-week period, participants will have created a Sakai template that can be used for a future course. Participants can also earn a letter of completion. This course complements the Online Teaching Course (OTC). The next offering is now full. A second summer course has been added, and will run June 29 - July 24, 2020. For more information and to register, please visit Instructional Technologies Course (ITC).LEARN MORE
LastPass is a service that will securely store and manage account passwords, and takes the burden of remembering passwords off of the user. The benefits of this system include one easy place to save all credentials; a password generator that creates complex passwords to keep your accounts more secure; easy and secure password sharing that keeps everyone up to date; and synchronization across all platforms with support for all browsers, operating systems, and mobile devices. Coming this fall, Information Technology Services plans to roll out LastPass password management services to the Loyola community. You may have received a premature email message from this vendor; we assure you, it is comingMORE
New this year, as part of Loyola’s efforts to secure personal health information (PHI), the University has implemented required training as part of our efforts to remain in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA Training for all full-time staff began on August 6 and must be completed by August 31. Training for full-time faculty will begin on September 17. For more information please visit: www.luc.edu/hipaaREAD MORE
On Monday, August 20, Loyola’s wireless network “loyola” will be retired. All faculty, staff and students currently using “loyola” will need to change their wireless connection to “LUC.” The “LUC” wireless network provides a more secure and encrypted connection to Loyola’s network. If you are currently using “LUC,” no changes are required to your devices.READ MORE
Our Poster Submission Form has migrated to an ITS Service Portal service request form. This allows for greater flexibility including automatic cost calculations (no need for requesting quotes), receipts emails are carbon-copied to University Account Code budget administrators, and affords greater ability to monitor order progress as we receive and process your orders.LEARN MORE