Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Spring 2018 Technology Changes

Important Technology Changes Coming This Spring

Loyola University Chicago is planning for a series of important technology changes that will occur throughout the spring semester.  As service offerings from our product and service providers have evolved over time, these changes are intended to retain technologies that are offering the most desirable and attractive features at the present time, and reduce duplicative technology solutions (and associated costs). Please review the changes listed below to learn about what the change is, the targeted timeline for each change, if and how you might be affected, and what you may need to do to prepare for the change.

In short the following changes will occur beginning December 2017 through May 2018:

  • Microsoft OneDrive will replace Box as Loyola’s cloud-based storage solution.  Go here to learn more about this change.
  • Panopto will replace Kaltura as Loyola’s video repository and streaming service. Go here to learn more about this change.
  • Zoom will replace Adobe Connect as Loyola’s Web Conferencing and Online Synchronous Classroom solution. Go here to learn more about this change.
  • Sakai course sites greater than 2 years old will be deleted and a regular practice of deleting course sites greater than two years old will be instituted. Go here to learn more about this change.

 

See a detailed view of the ITS Technology Changes Program Milestones and Timeline.

 

If you have any questions about any of these projects contact the ITS Help Desk.  The Help Desk can be reached by phone, dial 773.508.4ITS or 773.508.4487, or e-mail the Help Desk at helpdesk@luc.edu.

Thank you for your review and attention to these important technology changes taking place over the spring 2018 semester.

Bruce Montes, Director, Academic Technology Services bmontes@luc.edu

Dan Vonder Heide, Director, Infrastructure Services dvonder@luc.edu