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.
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Archive for the ‘Google’ Category
December 4th, 2013
Not only can Google Calendar help you manage your own schedule, you can also create a calendar to share with your students, co-workers or an organization. This is a useful tool because there are several options for sharing your calendar. Some of the sharing features in Google Calendar include: * Share only available/busy times on your schedule (no details). […]
November 11th, 2011
Google Voice is a unique phone managing and messaging system that allows you to unite all of your phones under a single number. Once you set up an account, you get a Google Voice phone number that you can route all your calls through—home, work, and cell— so that they ring on a single device. […]
May 27th, 2011
Cooliris is an app for iPhone and iPad users that provides an interactive slideshow view of images and videos you find online. The Cooliris plugin is currently compatible with: Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, and more. Once you install Cooliris, all you need to do is mouse over images and videos on many supported sites, then click the […]
May 6th, 2011
If you are working on a project or planning a trip, Google’s Bookmark Lists offer an easy way to organize and share the links you find. To use Google Bookmarks, you must have a Google account or create one. Once you log into Google, start searching through Google and click on the star next to […]
January 21st, 2011
Trimble’s SketchUp (formerly a part of Google) is free three-dimensional imaging software. It features simple tools that help you design 3D content. You can create shapes, buildings, machines or models. SketchUp allows you to share your creations on its website’s gallery or export them into TIFF, JPEG and PNG files.
March 4th, 2010
With the increasing amount of information available on the Internet, means for consuming online resources are constantly evolving and becoming more image driven. Many sites use images to represent news from around the world. Seeing an interesting picture may expose you to a topic that you wouldn’t have otherwise noticed. BBC News posts a daily slideshow in the Day in Pictures section. Google […]
January 29th, 2010
Google Wave is a new online tool that provides a platform for real-time collaboration and communication. Google has combined features of instant messaging, wikis, email and word processing so that users can work together to create and edit documents called “waves.” These waves allow any participant to edit any part of the document and there […]
December 10th, 2009
If you use Gmail, there is a handy new feature that will enable you to add Google Gadgets to your Gmail page. Google Gadgets are interactive mini-applications that you can display on your Web page, such as weather, personalized news and more. When you add a Gadget, it will always appear on the sidebar of your […]
October 8th, 2009
You may already be using the online word processor Google Docs to create and store documents online for free, publish them in multiple formats and access them anywhere and anytime you can connect to the Internet. If you are unfamiliar with Google Docs, you can check out a previous Loyola Tech Tip to learn about […]
September 3rd, 2009
If you have favorite news sites or blogs that you like to visit every day, you may already be already using a feed reader to manage your subscriptions. Web-based feed readers such as Google Reader, enable users to subscribe to and read multiple weblogs and news feeds all in one place, from any computer or […]