Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Technology Expectations for Courses

The Office of the Provost and Information Technology Services (ITS) have partnered to develop a list of technology expectations for Loyola courses. All or part of the suggested text below can be copied into your course syllabus. Please note that technology requirements are typically different for online, blended, hybrid, and traditional on-ground courses. Additionally, this is not meant to be a comprehensive list. We welcome ongoing suggestions from the Loyola community.

Suggested Syllabus Text

This course will require the use of technology. While students are not expected to own any specific technology for this course, they will be required to use technology to access course content, to complete and submit assignments and to communicate with the instructor and other students outside of designated class times.

The University has provided each student with a Loyola network ID to access institutional resources. It is expected that electronic communication with students will be via the Loyola ID and Loyola's email system, which can be accessed at: https://outlook.luc.edu/.

Your Loyola ID and password is your main resource for accessing Loyola systems. The Password Self-Service systems allows students, faculty, and staff on the University network to reset their own network password quickly and independently. Go to: http://www.luc.edu/its/services/password-self-service.shtml to learn more and to manage your password.

Course materials will be provided via the Sakai learning management system, which can be accessed at: https://sakai.luc.edu/. It is expected that students will access and submit assignments and other coursework via the Sakai system using their Loyola ID and password.

This course may include online activities such as live (synchronous) or outside of designated class time (asynchronous) activities. For online synchronous activities the instructor may require the use of computers with webcams and microphones. For these types of activities it is expected that students have access to and setup the necessary equipment prior to the online class. To learn more about technology support for online course activities go to: http://www.luc.edu/online/resources/technology/.

Digital Media Services (DMS) manages and maintains a number of multimedia and digital media computer labs and services across the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses. Students can visit the labs to checkout various technologies, receive consultation, and access various types of training for coursework. More information on hours of operation can be found at: http://www.luc.edu/digitalmedia/.

While the instructor will provide access to certain technologies and course materials within the Sakai learning management system, students may require additional technology support. The Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk provides general technology support. Please note that while the ITS Help Desk provides extended hours of support, it is not a 24-hour service. To learn more about Help Desk services and the hours of operation please go to: http://www.luc.edu/its/helpdesk/