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 June, 2009

Safely Download Free Software from

Safely Download Free Software from

June 25th, 2009

With, you can find the latest versions of free downloadable software, without worrying about spyware and pop-ups.  FileHippo’s pages are optimized for fast browsing; you can easily search for software by category or scan listings of the latest updates and most popular downloads.   Additionally, be sure to check out FileHippo’s Update Checker, which will scan […]

Get Organized with iGoogle

June 18th, 2009

When you open up your Web browser, you most likely begin surfing the Web by weeding through your bookmarks to find your favorite websites.  With iGoogle, you can easily customize an internet start page that will give you quick access to your Google resources such as Gmail, Google Search and Google Calendar as well as […]

Easily Share an Excel Workbook

June 4th, 2009

There is an incredibly helpful collaboration feature built into Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 that many people aren’t even aware of.  In both versions you can share an Excel workbook so that multiple users can make modifications at the same time.  If you store Excel files on Loyola’s shared network you can share your file with […]