Health Sciences Instructional Innovation
Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) provides leadership for Health Sciences in the use of innovative technologies and pedagogies that augment teaching and learning across the curriculum. We offer instructional design expertise and course construction capabilities in support of faculty efforts to enhance student learning and engagement. Our goal is to help Health Sciences faculty be innovative, self-reflective, and inspiring educators.
The following support and services are available to:
- Stritch School of Medicine
- Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
- Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
All About Sakai Online Course for Health Sciences
This fully online course is designed for Health Sciences faculty and staff in using Loyola's learning management system, Sakai. The primary focus will be how to use tools native to Sakai, along with the popular instructional tools Zoom, Panopto, and VoiceThread.
The weekly time commitment is 3 hours with optional live sessions every Monday 9:00 a.m.-09:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
At the end of the 4-week period, participants will have completed a course blueprint and Sakai course template that can be used for future courses and applications.
Next offering: July 18 - August 14, 2022 (course site opens on July 15th)
Instructional Design Support
Instructional Design is the process of combining evidence-based teaching approaches and educational technologies to create engaging, interactive, and inclusive learning experiences for students. In face-to-face, blended, or online learning environments, instructional designers and instructional technologists collaborate with instructors, programs, and department leadership to find innovative solutions to meet the different needs of learners.
Our process is guided by your needs, starting with getting to know you, your teaching context, and determining your course goals.
Following that, we'll work with you to create a strategy for mapping out your course's learning goals and instructional outcomes, which will serve as the foundation for the course's design.
As we go, we'll provide you guidance on assessment strategies, recommend the best technologies to utilize to encourage student participation and interaction, and make sure your course meets quality and accessibility requirements.
We'll continue to be a resource for you once your course is live. Contact us for help with problem-solving while you teach your course throughout the semester, or to analyze and revise once the semester is over.
How to Reach Us
To help you build engaging and pedagogically effective learning experiences, request a consultation with the ITRS team. Our one-on-one consultation sessions are provided for Course design and redesign, blended and online learning, learning strategies, accessibility and using Instructional technology tools within Sakai.
ITRS also provides assistance with using Loyola’s core instructional systems and interpreting your course data. We encourage you to explore our Instructional Technologies and Learning Analytics sections.
Please visit the ITRS scheduling site to select a service and request an appointment!
If you do not require a consultation to convey your request, please submit a service request. Click the button below and select 'HSC Offerings' under 'Filter Options' then select your request.