Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services


Instructional Technology and Research Support

ITRS Pathways and Gradescope Logos

Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) is a service-oriented group committed to enriching the educational experience at Loyola University Chicago. Our mission is to support faculty in their efforts to integrate technology and innovation into teaching and research to create meaningful learning experiences for students. We are readily available for online and campus consultations at Health Sciences, Lake Shore and Water Tower. Please take a moment to explore our website for resources and professional development opportunities.

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ITRS Pathways

Build your own professional development itinerary and earn digital badges! ITRS Pathways provide flexible opportunities for learning throughout the year. An ongoing schedule of live, interactive sessions is now available. Our second series spotlights Sakai Communication Tools: 1) Announcements and Calendar, 2) Email, Chat, and Messages, 3) Discussions, and 4) Conversations. You can register for a single session or complete all four sessions to earn a Sakai Communication Tools digital badge (3 contact hours). Session dates and registration will be available in February 2023. ITRS issues digital badges though Credly. For more information, please visit Professional Development.


Gradescope is an assessment tool that enables faculty to administer assignments and exams across paper-based, digital, or in-class modalities while grading with streamlined rubric creation and AI feedback. Join ITRS on June 20 for a 30-minute introduction to accessing Gradescope, using Gradescope to set up assessments in Sakai, and to use resources for streamlined and successful assessments for students and instructors. For more information, please visit Gradescope.

Infobase Learning Cloud

Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit) is a self-service online training and professional development library open to all faculty, students, and staff. Discover a wide variety of technical and soft-skill topics, with more than 1,600 courses and 100,000 videos. ITRS is hosting an information session on June 8 where you can learn how to access and navigate the software, as well as integrate training modules with Sakai. For more information, please visit Learning Cloud.

Schedule a Consultation

ITRS offers faculty consultations on a variety of teaching and research technologies, as well as learning analytics support and instructional innovation services for Health Sciences. Please visit ITRS Consultations.