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Technology at Temple

2020-21 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. 

Tech Tools for Coursework and Instruction

  • 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, 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 registering for classes, accepting your financial aid, paying bills and selecting your meal plan.
  • TUmail (E-mail) 
    Stay in touch via email, keep organized with calendars and tasks. 
    its.temple.edu/email-account 
  • Canvas
    Access course content, assignments, announcements, grades, discussion boards and other integrated/external applications. 
    canvas.temple.edu
  • Zoom
    Collaborate with other students online through free web conferencing.
    zoom.temple.edu
  • TUmobile
    Browse your class schedule, grades, campus maps and more on your smartphone.
    its.temple.edu/tumobile
  • Google G Suite
    Access the many online tools Google has to offer (Drive,
    Meet, Docs/Sheets/Slides). Work online or offline, anytime, and on any device to collaborate, be creative, think critically, and work one-on-one or with the whole class. 
    its.temple.edu/googleapps
  • Microsoft 365
    Download Office for free on up to five Macs/PCs, plus five mobile devices and tablets.  Use various online tools to meet and collaborate with your peers via Teams, maintain class notes with OneNote, and store and share your files in OneDrive. You can also access the Office products online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to create, edit and collaborate on documents, organize tasks, and much more. 
    its.temple.edu/microsoft365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Each semester, students can subscribe and download Adobe Creative Cloud (which includes Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Acrobat Pro and more) for free for coursework.
    its.temple.edu/adobe
  • LinkedIn Learning
    Access over 20,000 instructional videos on business, creativity and technology topics taught by industry experts.
    linkedinlearning.temple.edu
  • Sites.temple.edu
    Provides a simple solution for building and hosting personal websites using the WordPress platform. 
    sites.temple.edu
  • Remote Labs
    Remotely access many specialized software programs needed for coursework from off campus. 
    its.temple.edu/remotelabs
  • 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
  • Tech Bits
    Receive announcements about new resources, technology tips through Tech Bits, an email sent to the university community.
    its.temple.edu/tech-bits

Tech Labs on Campus

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:

  • Over 600 PC and Mac workstations
  • 150 software applications*
  • 13 break-out rooms
  • 3 WhisperRoom booths suitable for recording podcasts, vocal narrations and other individual recording sessions
  • 2 MediaScape collaboration tables
  • wireless loaner laptops and iPads
  • wireless printing
  • poster printing
  • 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

*Figures are approximate and dependent on annual school and college software requests.

Other Computer Labs
In addition to the TECH Center, Temple offers school and college computer labs on Main Campus, as well as at Temple’s other campuses, such as the Health Sciences Center (HSC) TECH Center. Most labs feature workstations with general and specialized software, and printing for lab workstations, laptops and other wireless devices. For a list of computer labs, visit:
its.temple.edu/computerlabs

Battery Share
Borrow a power bank from one of our automated kiosks for up to five hours to charge your laptop or mobile tech devices when studying at the library or Center City campus.
its.temple.edu/batteryshare

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

Print on the Go
Use your print quota—submit and pick up 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/computer-lab-accessibility-tools

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. 

Tech Help

The Help Desk provides a wide range of technology, application and university support. Extensive hours are also available throughout the year. Details available at: its.temple.edu/techsupport

  • Help Desk Location: 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

 

Get Connected

Wireless Internet
Access wireless internet in key university locations including residence halls.
its.temple.edu/connect

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

OWLcard/Diamond Dollars
Add funds to your physical Temple OWLcard, or OWLcard Mobile, to make purchases on campus. With OWLcard Mobile you can make purchases on campus, swipe into your residence hall and other buildings, and pay for your residence hall laundry all via your phone.
finance.temple.edu/owlcard

Tech Shopping

Shopper’s Guide
View recommended/required computer specifications and take advantage of education discounts on computer equipment and software.
its.temple.edu/shoppersguide

OWLtech Store
Shop for a computer and tech gear at the OWLtech store. Located in Pearson Hall on Main Campus.
its.temple.edu/owltech

Computer Recycling Center
Buy significantly discounted recycled/refurbished university computers and other electronic devices.
its.temple.edu/crc