Teaching Technology Essentials

Canvas  go to website

Penn State’s engaging, impactful, and intuitive learning management system (LMS) is available for students and faculty, from any device. To learn more about Canvas’ features and how to use them, visit the Canvas Learning Center website.

Labs  go to website

Find a computer lab, view lab hours, and even check which computers are available.

Printing Solutions go to website

Print course assignments and more with ease and convenience from a computer lab or personal device. For simple instructions on how to print at Penn State, visit lat.tlt.psu.edu/home/printing/instructions/.

Solstice go to website

Simultaneously share content to a room display using laptops and mobile devices.

25Live go to website

25Live by CollegeNET is a system for scheduling courses, meetings, and events. Visit the site’s Guidelines for Faculty and Staff page to get started.

iClicker go to website

iClicker empowers faculty and students to improve classroom engagement and feedback with the click of a button. To learn more about how to start using iClicker, visit clickers.psu.edu/instructors.

Classrooms go to website

Instructors can embrace reliable and innovative teaching technologies in Penn State’s general purpose classrooms. To learn how to unlock and use classroom podiums, review the podium guide.

Software at Penn State go to website

Free and discounted software is available to both students and faculty. Contact your local IT administrator for licensing information..

Turnitin go to website

Provide feedback on writing assignments via markup tools, rubrics, proofreading tools, and originality reports. For more information about how to use Turnitin’s Feedback Studio within Canvas, please reference the knowledge base article Turnitin: Feedback Studio for Instructors.

Cloud Storage  go to website

As Penn State faculty, you have unlimited cloud-based storage space through Microsoft OneDrive. To learn how to use OneDrive, visit the training page. Secure cloud storage is also available through Box at Penn State. To learn about trainings for Box, visit box.psu.edu/support-2/training/.

Starfish go to website

Starfish is a suite of academic advising tools that instructors can use to provide students with preferred contact information and feedback on their course progress. To learn how to use Starfish, review the online “how-to” guides. This service integrates with Canvas.

Courseware go to website

Courseware is an online resource that simplifies the process for faculty to navigate the authorized software and digital applications for use in course instruction. Review introductory information about the service on the Need to Know page. This service integrates with Canvas.