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Technology at Temple

2021-22 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 Resources For Academic Success

  • Canvas
    Access course content, assignments, announcements, grades, discussion boards and other integrated/external applications.
  • Zoom
    Collaborate with other students online through free web conferencing.
  • LinkedIn Learning
    Access instructional videos and training on business, creativity and technology topics taught by industry experts.
  • TUportal
    Access popular Temple resources and more, all in one place, by logging into the university's official intranet, TUportal, at 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 when you are able to  register 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. 
  • Google Workspace (Google Apps)
    Access the many online tools Google has to offer (Drive,
    Meet, Docs, Sheets and 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.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Each semester, students can subscribe and download Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Acrobat Pro and more) at no charge for coursework.
  • Microsoft 365
    Download Microsoft 365 for free on up to five Macs/PCs, plus five mobile devices and tablets. Utilize 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 Microsoft 365 products online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to create, edit and collaborate on documents, organize tasks, and much more.
  • TUmobile
    Browse your class schedule, grades, campus maps and more on your smartphone.
    Provides a simple solution for building and hosting personal websites using the WordPress platform.
  • Cherry & White Directory
    Find contact information for students, faculty and staff and personalize your email address by creating an alias.
  • Tech Bits
    Receive announcements about new resources, technology tips and much more through Tech Bits, an email sent to the university community.
  • OWLab
    Remotely access many Windows specialized software programs needed for coursework from off campus.

Technology on Campus*

TECH Center
The state-of-the-art TECH Center is 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 applications1
  • 13 break-out rooms2
  • 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:

1Figures are approximate and dependent on annual school and college software requests.

2Due to COVID capacity restrictions, the current number of Break-out rooms available for reservation is 11.

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:

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.

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.

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.

Adaptive Technologies
Accessibility tools, available on over 1200 campus computers, providing adaptive technologies to students with disabilities.

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. 

*Quantified data such as count of computers, count of breakout rooms, etc., was verified by ITS staff. 

Technical Support

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

Get Connected

Wireless Internet
Access wireless internet in key university locations including residence halls.

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.

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 pay for your residence hall laundry all via your phone.

Technology Shopping

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

OWLtech Store
Shop for a computer and tech gear at the OWLtech store. Conveniently located on Main Campus in Pearson Hall.

Computer Recycling Center
Buy recycled/refurbished surplus university computers and other electronic devices below market price.