Instructional Technology Lab

Category: Help, Learning Tools
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students


The mission of the Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) is to empower faculty to design and deliver technology-enhanced education. The ITL provides a number of services including professional development, course development, and technology support. In addition, we offer individual and group consultations on instructional design principles and the integration of technology into teaching.


  • Professional Development: We provide training and workshops on a variety of topics including the basic instructional tools supported at UIC. The goal of these workshops is to help instructors improve their use of technology by providing guidance on the use of best practices for teaching with technology.
  • Course Development: We offer support for the use of quality design standards and best practices in course design for technology-enhanced, blended, and fully online courses. This includes the exploration of collaborative tools, the redesign of courses to meet accessibility requirements, and the improvement of the course structure in general.
  • Technology Support: We ensure the availability of instructional tools and services for UIC faculty and students. UIC offers tools for services in the following areas:
    • Learning management system (Blackboard Learn)
    • Instant messaging (Blackboard Enterprise IM)
    • Virtual classroom or webinar (Blackboard Collaborate)
    • Lecture capture (Echo 360)
    • Video streaming (ShareStream)
    • Interactive digital content creation (SoftChalck)
    • Quiz creation (Respondus)
    • Plagiarism detection (SafeAssign)
  • Community Engagement: We continually strive to create a campus community that shares best practices for using technology for teaching and learning.


Phone 312-996-9824
In person East campus Richard J. Daley Library
Room LIB 1-030 (first floor of the Main Library on the west side of the building)
Hours: Weekdays 9am-5pm
West campus Benjamin Goldberg Research Center
1940 West Taylor Street
Room 181 BGRC
Hours: Weekdays 9am-5pm


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