Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Student Continuity Loans

For Faculty & Staff requests, visit the COVID19 Technology Continuity Request page to learn more.

Background for COVID-19 Student Continuity Loans
Digital Media Services has established COVID-19 Student Continuity Loans to enable the circulation of equipment to enable students with significant gaps in personal technologies to continue coursework and attendance. If you have a significant gap in your remote technology functionality that prevents you, as a student, from adequately attending courses or completing coursework, DMS has a modest inventory of certain loaner equipment. Supply chains are challenged during COVID-19 and to serve the most pressing needs of our students please refrain from requesting loaner equipment if your remote technology equipment is sufficient.

Request Process and Availability
Students must complete and submit a COVID-19 Technology Continuity Request (Students), identifying the gap in technology needs for continuity with class attendance and coursework. Requests will be reviewed in the order in which they’re received. Upon approval, the requestor will be contacted to coordinate equipment pickup. All loaner equipment is expected to be returned by the scheduled return date unless an extension is requested and granted. Equipment loan inventory should be reserved for those who have deficiencies that would impact remote teaching and remote work. While Loyola will make best efforts to fulfill requests, it is possible that equipment might not be available.

Responsibility During Your Loan
By submitting your request, you agree to the terms and conditions as outlined by the Digital Media Services' Loan Program Policies.

PhotoEquipment Details
Laptops
[Section Link] Lenovo T460 Laptop (200px)

PC Laptops - Lenovo Thinkpads

Digital Media Services primarily circulates the Lenovo T460 model PC laptop that features a Dual-Core i5 2.4GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and a 14-inch IPS Full HD Display. We have several other similar models as provided by Information Technology Services. These have been reconfigured to enable documents or files saved to not be deleted upon reboot. Other software applications may be installed, if prompted for an administrative password, enter the password associated with the user logged into the workstation.

PC Login information:
Username: .\localdmluser
(be sure to include the period and backslash as it is part of the username!)
Password: dmluser1

Other Notes

  • Lenovo T420 and T430 physical wireless switch. These models have a physical switch on the side to turn wireless on/off. Upon circulation, we verify these are enabled - but if you experience issues connecting to wireless, be sure to check the side for a switch with a wireless icon (green beneath the switch should be visible).

Mac Laptops - Apple MacBook Airs

Digital Media Services offers some Apple Mac laptops, that offer a slim profile and standard iLife software and browsing. All Mac laptops include built-in webcams and microphones.

Mac Login information:
Username: localdmluser
Password: dmluser1

Recommendations
for Purchase

Information Technology Services recommends Lenovo brand laptops first, however other brands like Microsoft Surface or common manufacturers (Apple, Dell, HP) are also suitable for common web application and word processing activities - be sure to verify the laptop has an on-board webcam/mic.

Visit our TechConnect - Technology Discounts page for personal discounts from Lenovo and Apple.

Wireless Hotspots
Boost Mobile Coolpad Surf Wi-Fi Hotspot

Coolpad Surf Wi-Fi Hotspot

This device provides wireless access on the go utilizing Sprint's Cellular Network. Connect up to 10 devices simultaneously. Internet access is provided via Sprint Cellular 4G LTE network. The Coolpad Surf has a 2600mAh battery that lasts up to 45hrs standby or 6.4hrs of continuous use. Portable and lightweight, the device is about the size of a credit card and can easily fit in your pocket. USB Cable and Charger included, as well as printed and laminated instructions. Please be aware that signal strength and experience may depend upon Sprint's network traffic and your location and visibility to Sprint cellular towers.

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Webcams
‌‌‌‌‌‌[Section List] Logitech C920 Webcam HD 200px

Logitech or Microsoft Webcams

Our Logitech and Microsoft webcams feature HD 1080P video with widescreen video for sharp, smooth video quality. Plug-and-play, no additional drivers required to use. Compatible with Windows and PC computers. Great for users participating in or hosting meetings through Zoom.

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Recommendations
for Purchase

Digital Media Services recommend Logitech brand webcams, however, any HD webcam (1080p, 720p, "HD") with built-in microphones are also suitable.

With our Lenovo Affinity Program (TechConnect), personal discounted prices for webcams directly from Lenovo here. B&H PhotoVideo also offers general academic/student discounts (B&H EDU Advantage) and may sell some webcams. You may be able to find webcams from such retailers as Best Buy, Target, Walmart or even CVS/Walgreens.

Wired Headsets
[Section List] Logitech Headset Wired H540 200px‌‌‌‌‌‌

Logitech Wired Headset

This USB wired headset is comfortable and well-suited to participate in web conferencing on platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Gmail Voice and Video chat, and more. This headset also features a slim-profile microphone and easy-to-access controls for volume and EQ.

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Recommendations
for Purchase

Digital Media Services recommend Logitech brand headsets first, however, any headset that has a built-in microphone and wired, USB connection (not wireless) is also suitable.

With our Lenovo Affinity Program (TechConnect), personal discounted prices for wired headsets directly from Lenovo here. B&H PhotoVideo also offers general academic/student discounts (B&H EDU Advantage) and may sell some webcams. You may be able to find webcams from such retailers as Best Buy, Target, Walmart or even CVS/Walgreens.

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