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Instructional Technology & Research Support

Information Technology Services

Technology Training

Quick Links: Adobe Connect, Atomic Learning, Loyola Media, Panopto, Sakai, VoiceThread, Self-Paced Tutorials, Any Time Any Where Training, Drop-in Support,


Training Sessions for Faculty

For training on a specific technology, please review the following or visit the University Calendar and filter for Instructional Technology & Research Support to see our upcoming sessions. 

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Need one-on-one help, or assistance with a different technology on campus?  Visit our faculty drop-in support locations for additional guidance.

Adobe Connect was adopted by Loyola for the purposes of providing the university community with a web conferencing solution for conducting synchronous online classes and meetings. It allows for flexibility in delivering rich content including streaming audio, video, and slide show presentations. The application also offers many tools for collaboration such as whiteboarding, document sharing, and live polling. Uploaded content is maintained for future meetings and sessions can be recorded for later viewing.

 For more information about Adobe Connect - click here.

 

Atomic Learning is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks, and presented in videos of one or two minutes, so learners can easily and quickly find the training they need on specific topics. Instructors can pull Atomic Learning videos directly into their Sakai courses.

 For more information about Atomic Learning - click here.

Loyola Media is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various audio and video media formats. Faculty, staff and students may upload media content to the Loyola Media server which automatically converts and optimizes your media for hassle-free distribution on the web. Once uploaded, Loyola Media will provide links and embed code that you can use to share your media with others.  Instructors can pull Loyola Media content directly into their Sakai courses.

For more information about Loyola Media - click here.

Panopto software provides an all-in-one interface to record screen content and video of the instructor simultaneously and can be used in classrooms on campus that are equipped with a built-in video recording system or from any PC or laptop.  The presenter has the option to record video or audio only along with PowerPoint and/or screen capture.

 For more information about Panopto - click here.

Sakai CLE is a an open-source system for collaboration, hence the acronym CLE (Collaborative Learning Environment). It can be used for LUC courses, research projects, student clubs, or any other group that has information they want to share with the larger LUC community.

For more information about Sakai - click here.

VoiceThread allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of a conversation. These conversations are not live - they take place whenever and wherever it is convenient for people to participate. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a webcam, a telephone, or an uploaded audio file.

For more information about VoiceThread - click here


Comments?  Questions?  Ideas for additional training topics on faculty use of technology? 

Send us an email at itrs@luc.edu!


Self-Paced Training and Tutorials

To learn how use the equipment in an electronic classroom or for information about Sakai, select the "Self-Enroll" option below to access a series of training modules.


Standard Electronic Classrooms 101

Prerequisite: None
Length: 1 hour
Platform: Adobe Connect, online, self-paced
Assessment: Multiple choice quizzes

Abstract: This course introduces participants to the standard electronic classroom at Loyola. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to 1) recognize the components of a standard classroom system, 2) demonstrate operation and troubleshooting, 3) identify the types of connections available, and 4) know how to access support and resources. It has been designed as a self-paced, online course. Participants should be able to complete it within one hour.

Enroll Here - Login with username and password, click on the Training Catalog tab and choose the "Instructional Technologies" folder, then select "Electronic Classrooms"  to enroll in 5 short lessons for Standard Electronic Classroom 101.

 

Specialty Electronic Classrooms 102

Prerequisite: 101
Length: 1.5 hours
Platform: Adobe Connect, online, self-paced
Assessment: Multiple choice quizzes

Abstract: This course provides an overview of the specialty classrooms available at Loyola. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to 1) identify the campus locations of specialty classrooms, 2) locate the features of a specialty classroom, 3) operate a document camera, 4) operate an interactive whiteboard, 5) distinguish between video and lecture capture systems and record a session, and 6) facilitate a video conference call. It will be designed as a self-paced, online course. Participants should be able to complete it within one and a half hours.

Enroll Here - Login with username and password, click on the Training Catalog tab and choose the "Instructional Technologies" folder, then select "Electronic Classrooms"to enroll in 6 lessons for Specialty Classrooms 102.

 

Sakai 101, Migration from Blackboard to Sakai

Prerequisite: None
Length: 30 minutes
Platform: Adobe Connect, online, self-paced
Assessment: Multiple choice quiz

Abstract: This course introduces the concept of a learning management system, and assists with migrating from Blackboard to Sakai. By the end of this course, participants will be able to 1) define a learning management system, 2) compare and contrast the layouts and features of Blackboard and Sakai, and 3) know how to access support and resources available. It has been designed as an online, self-paced course with a short assessment at the end. Participants should be able to complete it within 30 minutes.

Enroll Here - Login with username and password, click on the Training Catalog tab and choose the "Instructional Technologies" folder, then select "Sakai"  to enroll in 1 short lesson for Sakai 101.

 

Sakai 102, An Introduction to Sakai

Prerequisite: 101
Length: 1.5 hours
Platform: Adobe Connect, online, self-paced
Assessment: Multiple choice quizzes

Abstract: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the Sakai collaborative learning environment. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to 1) navigate within Sakai, 2) customize course structure, 3) add and organize course content, 4) demonstrate the ability to communicate with students, 5) use collaboration tools to connect with students, and 6) apply assessment strategies. It will be designed as an online, self-paced course with a short assessment at the end of each module. Participants should be able to complete it within one and a half hours.

Enroll Here - Login with username and password, click on the Training Catalog tab and choose the "Instructional Technologies" folder, then select "Sakai"  to enroll in 6 lessons for Sakai 102.


Any Time, Any Where Training

Atomic Learning

Looking for training for a specific tool such as Microsoft, Excel or Outlook. Atomic Learning provides any time, any where training for more than 250 software applications. 24/7 training that is accessible to you by a web browser or mobile device.

Loyola

Instructional Technology and Research Support (ITRS)
Division of Information Technology Services
1032 W. Sheridan Ave. · Granada Center, Room 240 · Chicago, IL 60660
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