At the Office of Educational Technology, things will always be changing and evolving. We are always working to improve the instructional experience for our faculty members, and with that, comes lots of improvements and upgrades. We will be updating this page every Monday with any changes being made within our department. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: November 10, 2016
Moodle will be upgraded to Version 3.1 between the hours of 7:00 am 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 28th. Moodle service will be interrupted during these hours.
For more information visit our Moodle Documentation Page
Turnitin Service Alert
Planned Maintenance; Saturday, Nov. 5
As a reminder, next Saturday November 5, the following services will be unavailable from 9am - 2pm EST due to necessary scheduled maintenance:
• Turnitin (including mobile)
"Where applicable, please be aware no submissions or grading will be possible through any of the services listed above during this time. We therefore advise that submission deadlines be set outside of this maintenance window."
Panopto for Mac Bug
for macOS Sierra users ONLY
Panopto for Mac has identified a bug that affects macOS Sierra (version 10.12) users; "when users hide or minimize Panopto for Mac during a screen recording on macOS Sierra, Panopto stops recording the screen." If you are having this issue, please contact the Office of Educational Technology, and we will help you update to the latest version of Panopto. This will fix the bug. This bug ONLY affects users on macOS Sierra.
Moodle System Maintenance: Monday, Oct. 24, 3am-4am ET.
Moodle will be unavailable during this time.
VoiceThread System Maintenance: Sunday, Oct. 9, 12am-2am ET.
VoiceThread will be unavailable during this time.
No More Clickers! Welcome to PollEverywhere
TurningPoint was Loyola University Maryland's hardware solution to live polling previously. Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, we will have to retire these clickers from use in the future. Poll Everywhere is a simple application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices like phones. People participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter. For more information, head to our Poll Everywhere support page.