Instructional Technology and Research Support
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.
Advanced Instructional Technologies Course (AITC)
The AITC is an upper-level course designed for faculty, but can also be taken by staff. It provides an opportunity to investigate advanced features of Loyola’s instructional technologies, including Zoom, Panopto, VoiceThread, Respondus LockDown Browser, Turnitin, and more. The next AITC will run April 12 - May 7, 2021. Participants successfully completing the course earn a letter of completion. This course complements the Online Teaching Courses (OTC), Design and Facilitate. For more information and to register, please visit Courses.
Sakai 20 Upgrade
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, please visit Sakai 20 Upgrade.
In a HyFlex (hybrid flexible) course, the instructor facilitates class activities for both on-campus on online students simultaneously. In addition to the standard classroom technology, classrooms for HyFlex courses are equipped with dual monitors at the instructor workstation, a camera facing the front of the room, microphones to capture the instructor and students, and speakers to hear online students. ITRS and OOL will be partnering to offer HyFlex training for faculty teaching on campus in Spring 2021. For more information and to register, please visit HyFlex Classrooms.