Loyola University Chicago

Student Academic Services


The technology resources available are a way for you to enhance your classroom and student's experience.


LOCUS is used so students, faculty, and parents can go in-depth to either learn or go about doing certain tasks at school. LOCUS is a platform used so students can access various resouces regarding their academics, finances, or courses. As for faculty, LOCUS is mainly used so they can update student's grades and input updates that students may need to know of. 


Sakai is used for both students and faculty. Students will use Sakai to receive updates and materials about the classes they are currently taking. Faculty will use Sakai to upload the materials needed for their class and students. 

If faculty or students find themselves confused on how to use this software they can access this link for help: https://www.luc.edu/itrs/sakai/index.shtml 


This software allows students or faculties to read more on how to create their portfolios, access it, and gather information for sutdent learning and their education. 

To learn how to access your portfolio through Taskstream follow this link: https://www.luc.edu/experiential/eportfolio/tutorials/taskstream-tk20tutorials/

Need Tech Help? Look at the information below. 

The University Libraries provide an array of state-of-the-art technology, equipment and applications available to the Loyola community. See Locations & Maps to view the exact locations of computer labs in the building. For immediate assistance with technology-related inquiries, visit one of the technology advisers staffing the Information Commons service desks or contact the ITS Help Desk for other technology-related support.


All computers have access to a standard suite of commonly used software (such as the Microsoft Office suite) as well as a wide range of teaching software and tools utilized by different departments and schools. See the Digital Media Lab's software applications list for all applications provided.


Laptops are available for check-out and use by Loyola students, faculty and staff to. Both Windows and Macintosh systems are available. For more information, see the Digital Media Labs equipment loan program.

Digital Media Services

Both the Information Commons and Lewis Library provide Digital Media Labs featuring a wide array of robust workstations, multimedia applications and technical support for working with digital images, audio, and video. The labs also offer a wide variety of equipment for check-out, including digital cameras, video cameras, iPads, and audio equipment. See Digital Media Services for more information.


See Printing & Copying for information on printing services offered.


Scanners are available in Cudahy Library, the Information Commons, and Lewis Library. See Locations & Maps to view the exact locations of scanners in the building.


The University Libraries offer 100% wireless coverage. For more details about how to connect, visit the wireless locations page.

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