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, 2009


Get another Point of View with Dispute Finder

August 27th, 2009

When you are reading articles on the Web, you are generally getting information from one source at a time. It can be a challenge to determine not only what is accurate but to also find evidence for alternative points of view.  Dispute Finder, a new free online tool, provides alternative sources to disputed claims on […]


Free Office 2007 Online Tutorials

August 13th, 2009

If you’ve recently upgraded to Office 2007, then you are most likely aware of the learning curve involved to adapt to the new version. If you are still learning the ropes or are planning on making the switch, it’s helpful to know that Microsoft offers free tutorials to help you with the transition.  Guides to […]


Easily Create Online Photo Galleries

August 6th, 2009

PictoBrowser is free slideshow creation tool that allows you to display pictures from your Flickr account on your website or blog.  The main advantage of using Pictobrowser is that you can embed a photo gallery of your images directly on your webpage, rather than linking to your Flickr account.   Once you’ve uploaded photos into a Flickr […]