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Online Services Supporting Instructors at Loyola New Orleans

Online Services Supporting Instructors at Loyola New Orleans



The most important online services that support teaching at Loyola New Orleans are listed here. Video tutorials are very brief. Some are in Flash video format, which will not play in the Safari Browser on Mac or iOS platforms.



"Accessibility" requires course materials be designed so that students with vision or hearing challenges can use them as successfully as other students. 

CLICK HERE for tips and suggestions on accessibility


You can adopt (order) textbooks for your course through the on-campus bookstore.

CLICK HERE for video introduction (1 min).

CLICK HERE to go to the Bookstore's web page.


LORA is the official system of record for courses, enrollments, and grades. Students expect to be able to view the syllabus for a course and see on LORA the syllabus for any course they are considering and book the instructor has ordered for the course

CLICK HERE for video introduction (3 mins 15 secs). 

CLICK HERE to go to the LORA web page.


The library has databases of articles, eBooks, DVDs, scanners, and audio, video, and computer equipment you may be able to use for your course.

CLICK HERE for video introduction (2 mins 21 secs).

CLICK HERE to go to the library's web page.


The Online Learning Team is here to help you get more out of Blackboard, the Learning Management System.

CLICK HERE for video introduction (3 mins 39 secs).

CLICK HERE to go to the general Blackboard Help Page for students and faculty. 

CLICK HERE to go to the web page of the Online Learning Team.


A set of short tutorial videos is available for a wide variety of specific topics within the Blackboard Learning Management System. Loyola has its own set of tutorials specifically focused on common issues, and Blackboard Inc maintains a set of more generic tutorials.

CLICK HERE for Loyola's tutorial videos.

CLICK HERE for Blackboard's tutorial videos.


A few of the most important tutorials for new faculty:

Getting Oriented with Blackboard Learn (2:50)

How to Add Content to a Learning Module (2:21)

Creating Assignments (1:21)

Grading Assignments (2:47)

How to Use SafeAssign in Assignments (4:23)

How Students Submit Assignments (3:33)


Your college or academic department may have its own recommendations or requirements for the structure of a course syllabus. The university has some general guidelines.

CLICK HERE for Loyola's syllabus guidelines


The Standing Committee for Online Education (SCOE) RECOMMENDS that courses taught online meet a minimum set of standards.

CLICK HERE to see the standards

Contact the Online Learning Team and ask to be enrolled in the Online Learning Resources course, containing links to helpful suggestions and information about teaching online.

CLICK HERE to see a slide presentation on adapting courses to online teaching

CLICK HERE to see the types of questions Blackboard supports for online tests

CLICK HERE to watch tutorial videos about online tests in Blackboard

CLICK HERE to watch a tutorial about online grading

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