Teaching with Technology
Sakai is the standard Learning Management System (LMS) at Loyola. It is a flexible, open-source collaborative learning environment that provides faculty and students with tools to support teaching and learning activities. Extensive documentation and individual or small group consultation is available.
ITRS supports a wide variety of electronic classrooms and learning spaces at both the Lake Shore Campus and Water Tower Campus. Extensive documentation and individual or small group documentation is available. Limited support is also provided for the Retreat & Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Health Sciences Division in Maywod, and Cuneo Mansion & Gardens in Vernon Hills.
Adobe Connect is the web conferencing solution at Loyola. It is used to conduct synchronous online class sessions, webinars, and meetings. Both internal and external documentation is available, as well as extensive training and consultation for faculty.
"Clicker" is a simple term used to describe a wireless handheld deviced that is used for polling participants during classes or meetings. Loyola has partnered with i>clicker to serve as the preferred university-wide vendor. Faculty can check out clicker kits on a semester basis. Extensive documentation and individual or small group consultation is available.
VoiceThread was recently adopted at Loyola as a collaborative communication tool which allows participants to comment in a number of ways (e.g., text, audio, video). Individual or small group consultation is now available. Documentation and additional information coming soon.
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. Documentation is available as well as extensive training and consultation for faculty and staff.