How do I request assistance from Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS)?
You can request assistance by contacting the Help Desk at ext. 8-4ITS or email@example.com. Requests should be submitted at least 72 hours in advance. Equipment and support for Law School classes and events are arranged through Law School Media Services at ext. 5-7178.
Can I reserve a classroom or conference room through ITRS?
You can reserve an electronic space for a meeting or event by contacting Campus Reservations. Be sure to your technology requirements when making a reservation. External groups looking to utilize an electronic space should contact Conference Services.
What type of equipment will I find on an electronic classroom?
A typical electronic classroom consists of three basic units: 1) data projector; 2) computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse; and 3) equipment rack. The equipment rack includes main power, touch panel, auxiliary plate, DVD/VHS or Blu-ray player, and AV switcher with volume control.
How do I use the equipment in an electronic classroom?
Documentation for using the presentation system is provided in each classroom and is also available online by visiting the Classrooms section. You can schedule a tutorial with a classroom technician by contacting the Help Desk.
What are the options for video conferencing at Loyola?
Loyola has three primary video conferencing rooms: Granada Center West (2191), Information Commons 314, and Corboy Law Center 727. To reserve one or more of these spaces, contact Campus Reservations. Documentation for using the conferencing system is provided in each room and is also available online by visiting the Classrooms section. You can schedule a tutorial with a classroom technician by contacting the Help Desk.
Can I check out clicker kits from ITRS?
Yes, ITRS allows current Loyola faculty and staff to check out i>clicker instructor kits on a per semester basis. You can visit the Clickers section to make a reservation online and to schedule a pick-up time. Inventory varies by campus and is on a first-come basis.
Where can I find a complete list of centrally controlled classrooms maintained by ITRS?
A complete list of centrally controlled electronic classrooms can be found by visiting the Classrooms section. It has been broken down by campus. Many spaces are upgraded and go offline on a regular basis so lists may not be completely updated.
What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is Loyola University's online course management system. At Loyola, Blackboard acts as an electronic extension of classroom teaching. Faculty use Blackboard to post course materials online, facilitate discussion between students via electronic message boards, and administer tests and quizzes remotely
How can I get help with Blackboard?
- To get help with Blackboard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To find answers to your questions about getting started with Blackboard, check out our Faculty FAQ or Student FAQ
- For more advanced tutorials, visit Faculty Help Resources or Student Help Resources
How are instructors assigned in Blackboard courses?
Based on information in LOCUS, instructor assignments are updated daily.
How are TAs enrolled in Blackboard courses?
The role of TA can be given to a faculty member, staff member, or graduate student in LOCUS; or the current instructor of the course can email email@example.com, list the username of the person they want in the course and confirm that TA is the appropriate role. The role of TA in Blackboard gives access to student records, such as the Grade Center.
How are students enrolled in Blackboard courses?
Students are automatically enrolled in Blackboard courses after they register for classes with LOCUS.
Please note: Not all instructors use Blackboard to supplement their in-class teaching. If students do not see a course in their Blackboard account, they should ask their professor if he or she is using Blackboard.
How can instructors find out when their course shells will be available?
Dates when course shells become available for instructors, as well as the dates when student enrollments are loaded into Blackboard, and when students lose access to previous courses, are listed at Important Dates