Academic Tech Tips by ITRS

ITRS, or Instructional Technology & Research Support at Loyola University Chicago, is the team behind Academic Tech Tips.

Our staff specializes in a diverse range of academic technologies, ranging from classroom equipment solutions, research technologies, and learning design.

Visit Academic Tech Tips for updates on Loyola’s instructional and research technologies, upcoming events and upgrades, and other uses of tech in teaching and learning!

Archive for August, 2008


Blackboard 8.0 New Features!

August 27th, 2008

Over the summer, Loyola’s Information Technology & Services upgraded Blackboard from version 7.3 to version 8.0, just in time for the Fall 2008 semester. While this is a major upgrade, the interface has not changed (except for the Grade Center). So we should be able to do everything we could do with 7.3 without taking a […]


Sharing Files between Mac and PC

Sharing Files between Mac and PC

August 15th, 2008

If you’re a Mac user and you share Microsoft Office documents with PC users then you need to make sure that the file extension is included when you a save a file. A file extension is typically a three letter code that appears at the end of a file name and is used by the […]