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 February, 2009


How to Send Huge Email Files

February 26th, 2009

Have you ever tried sending digital pictures or video files or music files to a friend or family member, only to be stopped by the ISP (or your friendly employer) because it was too big? At Loyola we limit both inbound and outbound email attachments to 20 megabytes (20mb), which means the complete size of […]


How to Zip Multiple Files

How to Zip Multiple Files

February 19th, 2009

Sending a picture or a document as an email attachment is an easy way to share files between computers. But what if you have many files that you’d like to send, or an entire folder? Well, you could attach each item individually in an email; however this solution can be time-consuming for you and cumbersome […]


Easily Create and Share Diagrams with Webspiration

Easily Create and Share Diagrams with Webspiration

February 12th, 2009

With Webspiration, you can easily create a visual map that will help you organize concepts, plans and ideas. Webspiration is a useful tool for students to brainstorm ideas and make connections between concepts. Faculty and staff can also benefit from creating diagrams to assist with project management and planning. With a free Webspiration account, you […]