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 March, 2009


Enhance your Web Browsing Experience with Firefox Add-ons

March 26th, 2009

Whether or not you are already using Mozilla Firefox for Web browsing, it’s helpful to know how you can extend Firefox to more precisely meet your needs.  Firefox Add-ons, such as themes and extensions, are small pieces of software that add functionality to Firefox.  Add-ons enable you to customize Firefox’s interface, manage bookmarks on-line, display […]


Explore the Oceans and Mars with the New Google Earth

March 18th, 2009

In the newest version of Google Earth, users can explore the oceans, view 3D images of Mars and see how areas of the Earth have changed over time.  Google Earth is a free software program that enables users to search digital maps and view 3D satellite imagery. The new features are a significant upgrade to […]


Create an Image Slideshow

Create an Image Slideshow

March 12th, 2009

  If you have pictures that you’d like to share, instead of emailing individual photos or posting many images to your Blackboard course, consider creating a movie slideshow. With QuickTime Pro software, you can easily create a movie slideshow from a folder of images.   While you may have the free QuickTime Player already installed on […]


Safely Manage all of your Passwords

March 5th, 2009

As you know, the best way to maintain control over your privacy online is to create tough passwords that you change on a regular basis. But as the list of your online accounts that require unique logins and passwords grows, it becomes a great challenge to remember them all. If you have over a dozen […]