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Instructional Technologies Courses

Instructional Technologies Courses

ITRS offers two online courses throughout the year, each designed to provide opportunities for professional development in using Loyola's instructional technologies in teaching and facilitation contexts.

Instructional Technologies Course (ITC)

The ITC is an introductory course for the Loyola community (faculty, staff, and students) to survey Loyola's learning management system, Sakai. Each week, participants will explore native tools in Sakai, the integrations Panopto and Zoom, along with best practices for developing optimal online learning activities.

The weekly time commitment is approximately eight hours, including participation in a weekly online synchronous session. At the end of the 4-week period, participants will have created a Sakai template that can be used in future courses. Participants can also earn a Letter of Completion.

The ITC complements the Online Teaching Courses (OTC) Design and Facilitate, given by the Office of Online Learning.

Fall 2020 ITC will be offered October 19th - November 13th

Register here for ITC Fall 2020 

Advanced Instructional Technologies Course (AITC)

The AITC provides the Loyola community with an opportunity to investigate advanced features of Loyola’s instructional technologies, including Zoom, Panopto, VoiceThread, Respondus LockDown Browser, and more.

The course will be grounded in a series of guiding questions prompting participants to consider how they might use instructional technologies to increase student engagement and interaction, promote academic integrity, and use insights gleaned from learning analytics to inform future course design. Prior completion of the Instructional Technologies Course (ITC) or moderate comfort with Sakai is highly recommended. 

The AITC is 4 weeks long and is completely online, with weekly 45-minute synchronous meetings hosted in Zoom (schedule to be determined based on participant availability).

Fall 2020 AITC will be offered September 21st – October 16th.

Fall 2020 registration closed

For questions, please email ITRS@luc.edu.

Last Modified:   Thu, September 17, 2020 4:17 PM CDT