It's a new school year and Technology Services would like to welcome you by highlighting some of the services available to help you throughout the year.
Please Note: Effective September 2015, Java will no longer be supported by Google Chrome. ImageNow WebNow, UI Web Colleague, VPN, Citrix, and other applications require Java, and these web application will no longer work with Chrome. Please use another browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari, to use these applications.
Faculty Technology Center Renamed
The Faculty Technology Center is now the Office of Educational Technologies (OET). The OET provides a bridge between you, the faculty, and the technology tools needed to help your students succeed. Our team consists of technology experts, instructional designers, and creative professionals here to help you use technology for the best educational outcome; enlightened and engaged students.
Faculty Technology Incubator Lab
This newly renovated lab and recording studio offers state-of-the art facilities for you to experiment and play with technology. This is a great place to try out new technologies, learn what's available, and create professional quality productions for students and professional peers. Features include:
- High powered Mac and Windows Yoga tablet computers,
- Widescreen monitors and projection
- Professional audio/visual production and editing software
- Recording studio with soundproofing/dampening and full lighting rig.
The most up to date Mac print drivers are available on our website for most Mac operating systems. For more information, please visit the Smart Printing website to download the Mac print drivers. Once downloaded, you should see ‘Mac_BW_Printing’ as the default printer and be able to select ‘Mac_Color_Printing’ (if color is needed) from the printer drop-down.
A software upgrade was installed in July that has improved the performance of Mobile Printing from mobile devices (laptops, phones, tablets, etc). To use Mobile Printing, send an email with your attached document from your @loyola.edu address to firstname.lastname@example.org for b&w or email@example.com for color. Learn more about mobile printing.
Learn more about Smart Printing
Grant Opportunities for Faculty
Technology Research Grant
Faculty Technology Grant
Moodle 2.8 - Moodle was upgraded to version 2.8 at the close of spring semester.
Panopto 4.9 - Panopto now offers HTML5 video, this means no need to keep updating Flash or Silvewrlight in order to watch recordings. Learn more about this new version..
VoiceThread - VoiceThread now has a full screen viewer and is fully integrated with Moodle.
Loyola’s Mobile App Incubator Contest
The third annual student mobile app development contest began in the Spring. Students, faculty and administration can still pitch ideas for Loyola mobile apps, and students can still register to build the apps, which will be voted on by the Loyola community to win a prize. The Idea Gallery closes September 14th, and registration for a team ends October 2nd. For more information, submit ideas, and registration, visit http://www.loyola.edu/igoforth.
Learn more about iGoForth
Our instructional designers are available for group, one-on-one, and drop in training sessions. In addition to our regular schedule of courses we now offer:
- Introduction to Wordpress
- Adobe Indesign for Publications
- Adobe Connect and Panopto for Mobile
View the Training Schedule
TechTalk is Educational Technology for faculty, by faculty. Join us for this monthly webinar series:
- September: Get ReIntroduced to Moodle
- October: Snow's Coming! Make a Video
- November: Recap of this Summer's Online Teaching Workshop
Technology Services is in the process of replacing all faculty, staff, and administrator desk telephones with new models that use Skype for Business. The new phones can do everything the old phones could do, and more. Over the summer, some departments have been completely transitioned to the new system, and their old telephones have been removed. We will continue rolling out new phones and transitioning departments to the new system throughout the fall semester.
Learn about the new phones
The Software Center is where you can go to install programs on your Loyola Windows computer. Programs that are currently available are: Adobe Creative Cloud, Skype, Audacity, iTunes, ImageNow and many more.
Learn how to access Software Center
Password Self- Service Tool
The password self-service utility enables you to reset your password at your own convenience without the need to contact the Help Center. The simple registration process involves selecting and answering preferred challenge questions and providing a non-Loyola email address for use during the verification process.
To register for password self-service: pwdreg.loyola.edu
Once registered, you can reset your own password here: pwd.loyola.edu
Learn about Password Self- Service
All Loyola University Maryland Employees (faculty, staff and administrators) are now eligible to receive up to $10 off per month on FiOS and High Speed Internet packages. Both new and existing Verizon customers are eligible for this discount. To sign up, go to Verizon.com/connections and enter your Loyola email address. Verizon Connections will send an email to your Loyola account with an embedded link. Click the link to sign up or apply the discount to your existing account.
Email Security: Being Safe
SPAM is a leading cause of security problems with e-mail. As you use your Loyola e-mail, remember a few things:
Never tell anyone your password
Be mindful of who the sender is
Be careful of hyperlinks
Please note: Any email about Loyola technology will be sent by Client Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn how to protect yourself online
Symantec End-Point Protection
Loyola offers free anti-virus protection to all members of the faculty, administration and staff through Symantec.