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Technology at Temple

2018-19 Overview

Discover the many technology resources available for students in our Technology at Temple Guide.

Note: You can also view a pdf version of this guide.

Temple Tech Essentials

  • TUportal
    Access popular Temple resources and more, all in one place, by logging into the university's official intranet, TUportal, at tuportal.temple.edu. Inside the intranet, you'll find a hub for the tools, apps and communication you need to succeed, as well as convenient access to other important university systems directly on one site. 
    Use TUportal to access your class schedule and coursework, check your tuition balance, set up appointments with your advisor and much more. You'll also find the Next Steps channel, which gives your personalized need-to-know updates when it's time for you to complete important tasks, such as when you are eligible to register for classes, accepting your financial aid, paying bills and selecting your meal plan. 
  • Duo/Two Step Verification
    Protect your personal information and implement an extra level of security when visiting selected websites by enabling Two Step Verification and downloading the Duo Mobile app onto your smartphone. 
    its.temple.edu/twostep
  • Microsoft Office 365 & OneDrive
    Download Office for free on up to five Macs/PCs, plus five mobile devices and tablets, to type up papers with Word, take class notes with OneNote, store your files in OneDrive and much more. You can also access Office Online to create, edit and collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents, organize tasks, set up teams and more.
    its.temple.edu/office365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Each semester, students can subscribe and download Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Acrobat Pro and more) for free for coursework.
    its.temple.edu/adobe
  • TUmail & Google Apps
    Stay in touch with email and chat, keep organized with Google calendar and tasks, create and collaborate on documents and websites and much more!
    tumail.temple.edu
    its.temple.edu/googleapps
  • Sites.temple.edu
    Provides a simple solution for building and hosting personal websites using the WordPress platform. 
    sites.temple.edu
  • OWLbox
    Use 100GB of free storage in the cloud for collaborating, storing and sharing documents.
    its.temple.edu/owlbox
  • TUmobile
    Browse your class schedule, grades, campus maps and more on your smartphone.
    its.temple.edu/tumobile
  • Print on the Go
    Use your print quota to submit and pick up print requests at any Print on the Go station from your laptop or mobile device.
    its.temple.edu/printgo
  • Adaptive Technologies
    Accessibility tools, available on over 1200 campus computers, providing adaptive technologies to students with disabilities. 
    its.temple.edu/computerlabs
  • Get Connected
    Access wireless internet in key university locations including residence halls.
    its.temple.edu/connect
  • OWLcard/Diamond Dollars
    Add funds to your physical Temple OWLcard, or the NEW OWLcard Mobile, to make purchases on campus. With OWLcard Mobile you can make purchases on campus, swipe into your residence hall, and pay for residence hall laundry all via your phone. 
    finance.temple.edu/owlcard
  • WebEx
    Collaborate and meet with other students online through free web conferencing.
    its.temple.edu/webex
  • Canvas
    Access course content, assignments, announcements, grades, discussion boards and other integrated/external applications. 
    canvas.temple.edu
  • LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com
    Access over 20,000 instructional videos on business, creativity and technology topics taught by industry experts.
    lynda.temple.edu
  • OWLtech Store
    Shop for a computer and tech gear at the new OWLtech store. Located in Pearson Hall on Main Campus. 
    its.temple.edu/owltech 
  • Shopper’s Guide
    Take advantage of education discounts on computers and software.
    its.temple.edu/shoppersguide
  • Computer Recycling Center
    Buy significantly discounted recycled/refurbished university computers and other electronic devices.
    crc.temple.edu
  • Tech Bits
    Receive announcements about new resources, technology tips through Tech Bits, an email sent to the university community.
    its.temple.edu/tech-bits
  • Cherry & White Directory
    Find contact information for students, faculty and staff and personalize your @temple.edu email address by creating an alias.
    directory.temple.edu

State-of-the-Art TECH Center

Located on Main Campus, Temple’s award-winning computer facility, is a major hub providing students with a vibrant environment to study, socialize and collaborate while taking advantage of premier technology including:

  • 600 PC and Mac workstations
  • 250 software applications
  • 13 break-out rooms
  • 3 WhisperRoom booths suitable for recording podcasts, vocal narrations and other individual recording sessions
  • wireless loaner laptops and iPads
  • wireless printing
  • 2 MediaScape collaboration tables
  • 3D printing and scanning
  • specialty labs for video editing, music and graphic design
  • quiet study rooms
  • media studio for shooting video and recording audio
  • internet lounge
  • cell phone charging lockers
  • cafe

Learn more: techcenter.temple.edu

Other Computer Labs

In addition to the TECH Center, Temple offers school and college computer labs with general and specialized software. 

For a list of computer labs, visit its.temple.edu/computerlabs.

Laptop Share

Borrow a laptop for up to four hours from one of our automated kiosks, located around Main Campus. Take it to class, study with it in the library, or use it wherever you want. Then return it to the kiosk most convenient to your location.

its.temple.edu/laptopshare

Classroom Technology & Tools

  • Over 500 smart classrooms feature computers, built-in multimedia, internet and wireless access.
  • Instructors can record and share class lectures online using lecture capture programs.
  • Wireless projection (Kramer/Apple TV) is available in Wachman Hall, the Science Education and Research Center (SERC), and the Tuttleman Learning Center, as well as other expanding locations.

Technical Support

The Help Desk provides a wide range of technology and application support. 24-hour technical support is available Sunday morning through Friday evening with extensive Saturday hours during the fall and spring semesters. Extensive hours are also available during summer sessions. Details available at: its.temple.edu/techsupport

  • The Help Desk: Located in the TECH Center (Room 106)
  • Satellite Help Desk location: OWLtech store
  • Online: Submit requests for help or chat online at tuhelp.temple.edu
  • Call: 215-204-8000