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Tech for Students

Stay connected with these tech resources and tips.

  • If you have questions or need assistance with these resources, please contact the Help Desk.
  • For additional information about resources, see the COVID-19 tab when you log in to TUportal.
  • Need to learn Zoom on your own time? Watch a previous webinar recording on Zoom Training for Students.
  • Learn two tips on how to protect your meeting from Zoom bombing.
  • See how Zoom is addressing security issues from Zoom CEO, Eric S. Yuan.
  • Tip: There continues to be enormous traffic on the Internet. If you are experiencing inconsistent audio or video transmission with Zoom, try moving your computer closer to your router.

Software for your computer

  • You can download and install Microsoft Office 365 for Windows and Mac on up to five PCs or Macs via the Microsoft Download link on TUportal under TUapplications.
     
  • You can also download the entire Adobe Creative Cloud and get apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro and Illustrator via the Adobe Creative Cloud link on TUportal under TUapplications.

Course and Collaboration Tools

  • Canvas
    Continue to access your course content, assignments, announcements, grades, discussion boards and other integrated/external applications at canvas.temple.edu. See the Canvas Student Guide or Canvas How To Guides for instructions on using Canvas.
     
    Have a question? Contact Canvas support at:
    - Hotline: 1-844-683-6439
    - Live Chat: Live Chat
     
  • Zoom
    Temple’s primary web and video conferencing system is available through zoom.temple.edu. You can set up meetings and share computer screens for real-time collaboration. You can also record your session.
     
    To learn more and get started, see the online training videos and documentation on the ITS Zoom page.
  • File Storage and Sharing
    Temple offers three different options for storing and sharing your files:

    OWLbox
    OneDrive
    Google Apps
     

  • Microsoft Teams allows you create a collaborative workspace and add members. Once you form your team, you can post messages, chat and share and live-edit files. It's very helpful for working on projects with others. (Note that if you are using TUGmail, calendar features will not function because your calendar is in Gmail.)

    To access Teams, go to teams.office.com and log in with your AccessNet and password. Note that the first time you login, you may have to first enter your AccessNet username @temple.edu email address and then select work or school account before you login.

    To learn more about Teams, see the Microsoft Teams website. You can also download the Teams desktop or mobile app.
     

  • Microsoft Planner allows you to create a visual dashboard of your project components and their statuses in one convenient place. You can share the dashboard too.

    To access Planner, go to tasks.office.com and log in with your AccessNet and password. Note that the first time you login, you may have to first enter your AccessNet username @temple.edu email address and then select work or school account before you login.

    To get started, see the Tech Bits on this topic, Part 1 and Part 2. Also see the Microsoft Planner website for more details.