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!

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Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

Save Colors from the Web with Instant Eyedropper

August 26th, 2011

Instant Eyedropper is a free software program that allows you to easily copy and save any color you see on the Web. With Instant Eyedropper, you can identify and save the HTML color code so that you can use the color on your Web page or in an image editing program, such as Adobe PhotoShop. […]


Animations: Impact on Student Learning

March 4th, 2011

For this week’s Tech Tip, a professor of Biology at Loyola writes about academic 3-D animation software, Autodesk Maya, which comes with a free 3-year extended license: We are all teaching students who have grown up with computers, the Internet, watching videos and playing computer animation games. Their brains have been trained, from a very […]


Create 3D Models with Google SketchUp

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.