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Inspiration can strike at any time. For Gary Barb, associate director for IT at the Harrisburg campus, it happened when he was teaching a course as an adjunct there. He said his students balked when he required them to use their Penn State email accounts for class communications.

Andrew Arvin, Rose Pruyne, and Lynn Koehler

Individually, we know a little bit. Collectively, we know a lot.

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Outreach and Online Education (OOE) IT was preparing to embark on three complicated University initiatives last summer when the unit's lead systems administrator accepted a new role. The timing could have created a number of challenges for the unit. Instead, another systems administrator in the unit saw the situation as an opportunity.

Recent Penn State IT News

New Zoom setting changes to take effect on Sept. 27

Zoom vendor is implementing changes worldwide to enhance meeting security.
On Sept. 27, the Zoom vendor is implementing changes worldwide to enhance meeting security. Zoom meetings will require a passcode (formerly referred to as a password) or a waiting room to be enabled for all meetings. Any Zoom meetings that have already been scheduled and do not have a passcode configured will automatically have waiting rooms enabled.  

Food Services launches Penn State Eats mobile ordering

Food Services launches Penn State Eats mobile ordering
Last week, Penn State’s Food Services launched Penn State Eats mobile ordering. The new mobile ordering system, integrated through the recently launched Penn State Go app, under the Dining tab. The new mobile ordering app allows students, faculty, staff and guests the option to order food from their mobile devices, providing them with a cashless and contactless food service experience.