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Instructional Technology & Research Support

Instructional Technology & 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.

ITRS Webinars

Collaborative Learning with the New & Improved VoiceThread

Are you looking for resources to facilitate collaboration your class? VoiceThread - an excellent tool for interactive, asynchronous, and collaborative learning - is now better than ever. As of this Spring, the new and improved VoiceThread is available and full of exciting new features. Join us on June 12th at 11am CT to learn the basics of creating, viewing, commenting, sharing, and more in the new VoiceThread interface.

Accelerated ITRS Pathway

Sakai Communication Tools

This interactive professional development session provides tips and effective practices for facilitating communication in online and technology-enhanced courses. Explore the Announcements, Calendar, Email, Chat, Messages, Discussions, and Conversations tools to help devise a comprehensive student communication strategy. Join us on June 5th 9am CT! Please note, this is a single 3-hour session with a 15-minute break at the halfway mark. At the conclusion, you will have met all the requirements to earn a Sakai Communication Tools digital badge. This is the quickest way to build your credentials library!

ITRS Webinars

Zoom AI Companion Webinar

Seeking assistance in condensing meeting minutes for extensive Zoom sessions? Aspire to customize chapters within Zoom recordings? Whether arriving late to a meeting or requiring swift summaries, the Zoom AI companion offers a solution. Join us for this webinar on June 6th at 2pm CT as we guide you through enabling and maximizing the functionality of the companion on your account. A panel of Q&A moderators will be in attendance to answer any questions throughout the session.

ITRS Blog

Empowering learners to work in community: Designing for collaborative learning

Learning tools designed to facilitate feedback and collaboration can help instructors save time on designing technical logistics for student activities. Some tools also offer multiple modes of engaging dialogue and feedback between members. Though several learning tools may overlap in learning activity type, such as written discussions or conversations, few offer specifically collaborative engagement adaptable for a variety of activities as much as VoiceThread. Read the entire article to discover why!

Health Sciences Support
Health Sciences Support

Request a Health Sciences Project

Health Sciences Instructional Innovation (HSII) reflects the diverse scope of instructional design, creative content development, and academic research fueled by technology-based learning. As a member of the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, you are invited to request and discuss collaborative projects and services within these areas.

Walk-In Support

Summer 2024

Health Sciences Campus: Support for educational technologies, course building, and instructional design is available in SSOM 180 on Wednesdays from 11am-2pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Lake Shore Campus: Support for Sakai and statistical advising is available in IC 204. Sakai support is Mondays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm, and Statistical advising is Wednesdays from 1pm-6pm and Fridays from 1:00pm-5:30pm. Hours are subject to change based on staff availability.

Online Support

Schedule a Consultation

ITRS offers faculty online consultations for a variety of teaching and research technologies, as well as learning analytics support and instructional innovation services for Health Sciences. Hours are subject to change based on staff availability.

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.