Continuing online operations

Loyola is continuing online operations while we prepare for reopening safely in the fall. Coronavirus resources

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Tutorials & Resources

Please expand sections below to access materials of interest. 

This Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist is a very useful place to start. 

The SSC put together this video on "Tips for Success as an Online Student". Please feel free to share. 

Wondering what experienced online/on-campus instructors are doing in their classes? View our webinar here

Do you need help with Canvas? PowerPoint? Zoom tech support or account services? 

Please email Erin Dupuis (


Are you new to Zoom? Want to have an "expert" help by sitting in on your first couple of sessions or running through a practice session? Please reach out to Team Zoom!

Request help here. 



Blackboard Tutorials (provided by Bb Loyola Team)

Blackboard Live Tutorial, including course organization (Tutorial by Erin Dupuis, 3-14-20)

        Note, there was a question asked about course mergers. This only works under very specific circumstances. 

Using the Test, Surveys, and Pools Bb Tool (OLT)

Setting up and Using Assessments in Bb (live session with Dan Guo)

Using Bb Collaborate (live session with Dan Guo)

Guides and Tips for Bb - quick google docs (OLT)

Tracking Statistics (Tutorial by Corina Todoran)

Zoom Tutorial - The Basics (Tutorial by Erin Dupuis, 3-25-20)

Please keep in mind that not every course will need zoom. Also, your students may not be able to access courses  synchronously if they are sharing resources with siblings/parents. 

Zoom In & Outs (Workshop with Team Zoom!, 4-7-20)

Quick Zoom Tutorials (Provided by Zoom)

Adding a Virtual Background (Tutorial by Erin Dupuis, 3-18-20)

Getting Started with Breakout Rooms (Provided by Zoom)

Register for a Zoom-Provided Live Training

Zoom's Tips for Working From Home

5 Tips (Best Practices) for Teaching Live Classes

Tips & Tricks for Educating with Zoom

We are currently working on a teaching conference in June. Details coming soon!


Previous (and recorded) Loyola webinars: 

Provost Q&A Sessions are available here

Other Workshops and Webinars can be found here




Publishers/Developers with Free Resources

Google Statement:

Google has rolled out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers globally through July 1, 2020. And we’re working to support increased demand for public livestreaming on YouTube. You can have up to 250 participants per call which is great for online classes and Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain.”

Connecting businesses and educators with advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities | Google Cloud Blog


McGraw-Hill Statement:

As news continues to spread about the preventive and protective measures around COVID-19, I am reaching out to personally help you transition your current ongoing course online. We are also offering you and your students free access for the rest of your active term to our premium online learning software tool, McGraw-Hill Connect®

All you need to do to get started is reply that you would like assistance, or you can complete a simple online form, which I am happy to help you with. We will then follow up with next steps to ensure a smooth transition into Connect, including pairing with your LMS. Connect can offer numerous resources and learning tools for you to use as your class moves online. 


Top Hat Statement:

We’re making the Top Hat platform free of charge for professors and students who have current, active classes, to complete their semester.

Access Top Hat here. 


Wiley Statement:

Instructors and their students without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, or zyBooks, can receive free access to our courseware for the remaining Spring 2020 term. This access will provide personalized, auto-graded assignments, activities, assessments, and lecture replacement resources, as well as dedicated support from our Customer Success Teams. 

Instructors teaching at impacted institutions looking to provide continuity of learning can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta by simply completing this request form . Instructors looking for zyBooks access can apply through the zyBooks website.


JoVE Statement:

JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th.


GoReact Statement:

Does your course have in-class assignments or activities where you observe, give feedback, and grade students performing a skill?  This can be anything from student teaching observations, group presentations, musical performances, speaking in a foreign language, mock interviews, or clinical observations. 

Departments can onboard and use GoReact at no extra charge through June 30th. Your institution can use GoReact for as many departments, courses, instructors, and students as you need, for free. Access request here. 


Hawkes Learning Statement:

In light of recent school closures and the significant impact on both faculty and students, Hawkes Learning is offering FREE access to our online learning software for the duration of the spring term for anyone that has been affected by a campus closure due to Coronavirus.
Email with your name, school name, and course.