Meet Your Instructional Technologist: Rosemary Tyrrell

LMU ITS has a great Instructional Technology department ready to help faculty use technology in teaching. An Instructional Technologist is embedded in each college and school on campus, and you can also find them in the Faculty Innovation Center on Level 3 of the Library. In order to help you get to know this department, we created our new video series, Meet Your Instructional Technologist. For the next few weeks, you’ll meet the helpful people in this department and get to know them a bit better.

This week meet Rosemary Tyrrell, Instructional Technologist for Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.

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Instructional Technology at Loyola Marymount University

Welcome back to campus! Let’s kick off the 2015-16 Academic Year with a bit of fun. Jeff Schwartz, the Instructional Technologist for the College of Business Administration, created this video to acquaint faculty with Instructional Technology at Loyola Marymount University, and introduce the Instructional Technology team.

Want to learn more about Instructional Technology?

If the video has piqued your curiosity (or at least gave you a chuckle), then be sure to drop by the Faculty Innovation Center (Room 309 in the William H. Hannon Library). It’s the epicenter of Instructional Technology on the LMU campus. There, you can explore technologies to use in your teaching (such as 3D printers and scanners, virtual reality development kits, Arduino kits, and more), and get to know your school or college’s dedicated Instructional Technologist.

Tech Training Tuesday: Organizing Outlook Email

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In this series, author and Office pro David Rivers walks you through an Office project every week—from showing you the top five shortcuts to use on your spreadsheets to helping you organize Outlook email, create envelopes and labels, or perform a mail merge. You’ll unleash the full power of Office as you follow along with this series. Check back each week for another invaluable tip. Have a topic you want covered? Log in and let us know by clicking the Feedback button.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Organizing Outlook Email course!

Tech Training Tuesday: Editing and organizing logins with LastPass

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LastPass Password Management Fundamentals shows how best to use this popular password-management and -retrieval platform. Author Suzanna Kaye helps viewers save time, increase security, and reduce stress by learning how to store and retrieve password and identity information securely with LastPass.

First, learn how to set up and use LastPass on desktops, phones, and tablets; upload existing passwords and generate new ones; organize data; and work with identities and Secure Notes. Then discover how to share logins and folders with others, sync data, use the LastPass Tab and LastPass Wallet apps, and understand best practices for adjusting LastPass security settings and alerts.

Topics include:

  • Creating a complex master password
  • Creating a LastPass account
  • Installing LastPass
  • Uploading logins
  • Using form fill profiles and secure notes
  • Sharing logins
  • Adjusting security settings
  • Auditing your security with LastPass
  • Backing up and syncing LastPass data

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Editing and Organizing Logins course!

Tech Training Tuesday: Organizing and filtering with the Todoist app

Managing To-Do Lists

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Discover top techniques for tracking to-dos on paper as well as apps for effectively managing your digital to-do lists. Organization expert Suzanna Kaye explains how to approach to-do lists and prioritize items using various proven techniques. She then explores the top five apps for digital to-do list management, exploring their strengths, weaknesses, and functionality.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Managing To-Do Lists course!

LMU Life Sciences Building: Learning Spaces

Just weeks away from the first day of the 2015-16 academic year, here’s the last video in the LMU Life Sciences Building series. This video is all about how the new LMU Life Sciences Building puts science on display, and encourages students to learn by doing. The main way they’ll do that? By attending classes in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms designed for hands-on, active learning. These classrooms and labs are almost ready to welcome Seaver College of Science and Engineering students, but the video is a great way to sneak in before the school year starts—and hear how Seaver professors Jeremy McCallum, Hawley Almstedt, and Victor Carmona will use some of the spaces for their teaching. Plus, you’ll get to meet Information Technology Services’ very own Matt Frank, the manager of Classroom & Creative Services, who worked tirelessly to help equip the new classrooms and labs.

LMU Life Sciences Building: Learning Spaces from LMU ITS on Vimeo.

Work with Creative Services

ITS’ Creative Services department is dedicated to the creation of multimedia-based resources to improve student learning and faculty outreach. We offer filming, editing, podcasting, web, and innovative pedagogical consultation services to LMU faculty and staff. If you’re interested in having Creative Services create a video for you, visit the ITS website.