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 assist faculty in their efforts to integrate technology into teaching, learning, and research for the purposes of improving the quality of education at Loyola. Hours of operation run parallel to when classes are in session and ITRS staff are readily-available for consultation at both lakeside campuses. Drop-in support locations include Corboy Law Center 732 and Information Commons 204.
Sakai 12 Upgrade
Loyola will be upgrading to Sakai 12 at the conclusion of the spring semester and in time for the start of early summer sessions. The upgrade date is Friday, May 10th. This latest software release provides an improved look and responsive design for better performance on mobile devices. It also offers enhancements to several tools like Assignments, Gradebook, Lessons, Syllabus, and Tests & Quizzes. For more information including training opportunities, please visit Sakai 12 Upgrade.
Information & Technology Showcase
Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Information & Technology Showcase on Feb. 29th. Visit our Information & Technology webpage in order to view pictures from this event. More information about the next Showcase will be available in the Fall.
Learning analytics has become an increasingly hot topic of discussion in higher education. It can be best described as the process of interpreting course data collected from online interactions with content, activities, and other individuals. The goal is to use this information to improve student engagement and learning outcomes in future courses. ITRS is excited to announce a new learning analytics service for faculty beginning this April 2019. For more information including consultations, please visit Learning Analytics.
Instructional Technologies Course
Registration is now open for our Summer 2019 Instructional Technologies Course (ITC). This 6-week, comprehensive experience officially begins on Monday, 5/20 and runs through Friday, 6/28. Participants will spend about 8 hours a week engaged with the ITRS team, colleagues across the university, interactive activities, and relevant content. A certificate will be issued to participants successfully completing the course. For more information and to register online, please visit Instructional Technologies Course.