- Penn State Account
You are automatically assigned a Penn State user ID. You will use your Penn State Account to log in to all the University’s sites and services for as long as you’re affiliated with Penn State.
- Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
2FA is an additional layer of security that requires verifying your identity on a secondary device.
Hit the ground running with Penn State’s campus WiFi by preparing your devices before you arrive. It only takes a few minutes. The University’s wireless setup page has step-by-step instructions, network information, and support services.
- Penn State Go
Use Penn State’s official all-in-one mobile app to access Canvas, LionCash+, campus maps, campus dining, and more.
Schedule courses, view transcripts, access financial aid information, pay tuition bills, and more with Penn State’s student information system.
Learning Tools and Resources
- Office 365
Access your Penn State email through Outlook and take advantage of other apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Explore all of Office 365’s offerings to unlock your creativity and increase your productivity.
Penn State’s online learning management system where you can access your courses, take quizzes, submit assignments, monitor grades, and communicate with instructors and classmates.
Join, host, and record meetings from your computer or mobile device.
Apps such as Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Hangouts, and Jamboard are available to all Penn State students.
Incorporate digital content into classwork with this cloud-based tool. Kaltura works in tandem with both Zoom and Canvas for storing, publishing, and streaming videos and other media.
Register through RoomGear to use game consoles, TVs, streaming devices, etc. in your residence hall. Use of personal wireless routers, hotspots, or devices that behave like wireless routers is not permitted.
Sites at Penn State
All skill levels, from novice to expert, can build websites, blogs, and portfolios with this WordPress-based service.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Unlock the power of digital storytelling with your free Creative Cloud (CC) account. Programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, and After Effects are available to every Penn State student.
A catalogue of free and discounted University-approved software is available to students.
With your own device(s), remotely access popular software found in Penn State computer labs.
Modern cloud-based, pay-as-you-go printing offering convenience and individualized experiences for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Dickinson Law, Fayette, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Hershey Medical, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, and University Park campuses.
Learn how to protect yourself from fake emails or calls designed to steal your personal information and where to report a phishing attempt.
Become familiar with intellectual property laws and guidelines and better understand Penn State’s policies.
Virus/Spyware Detection Tools
Download free antivirus software and learn best practices for staying safe online.
IT Service Desk
Provides troubleshooting and help with technical services, programs, and devices, and can be accessed at campus locations, by phone, or via 24-hour chat.
Sign up to receive email notifications about the status of services important to you, including WiFi, Canvas, LionPATH, and more.
Visit LinkedIn Learning’s library of thousands of free, on-demand tutorials to enhance your coursework and build your resume.
The Knowledge Base contains step-by-step instructions, general information, and frequently asked questions about many Penn State IT services.