As a Temple University student, you have the opportunity to take advantage of state-of-the-art technology resources that have earned Temple numerous awards. For example, Temple was recognized as a 2012 Laureate in the Computerworld Honors Program, by Computerworld as one of the "Best 100 Places to Work in IT" for seven consecutive years, and also by The Princeton Review as one of the premier technology campuses in the country.
You can access technology resources at Temple with an AccessNet account username and password. An AccessNet account enables you to log in to the university's online resources and services. For more information, see Obtain an AccessNet Account.
News for Spring 2013
Plan quality time with your group
The breakout rooms in the TECH Center offer students the privacy and resources needed to collaborate on group projects. These rooms are furnished with a flat panel wall display and a desk with a computer set up for group interaction. Three breakout rooms are equipped with multimedia, surround sound, a large screen, and a DVD/VCR console. In addition to the ten breakout rooms on the second floor, there are three additional rooms on the first floor.
To use this resource, students must request a room at the Information Desk on the second floor of the TECH Center.
Check system status for the latest updates
Tap into the Help Desk's central operations through the System Status page. Find out if a server is down, an upgrade is scheduled, or a new phishing scam is making the rounds.
The Help Desk is the central hub for tracking system and network issues, upgrade and maintenance periods, computer viruses, e-mail frauds, telephone availability, and just about anything that affects our technology resources. As issues are reported and also resolved, updates are quickly shared with the Temple Community in short, up-to-date news items on the System Status page.
Visit the TECH Center
The TECH Center is open 24 hours from Sunday at 11:00 a.m. through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Note that the TECH Center is open 24/7 during final exams and has special hours during semester breaks on on holidays. For the current hours, visit the TECH Center website.
Technology guide highlights resources
Numerous state-of-the-art technology resources are available to the university community for teaching, learning, and conducting business. The recent edition of the "Technology at Temple" guide provides a handy overview of the various resources for current Temple students. The guide features TUportal, classroom tools, security tips, information about computer and software discounts,and more.
Professionally produce a multimedia project
The multimedia studio in the TECH Center is a flexible space built to meet multimedia production or practice needs of students. The acoustically-treated studio includes studio lighting, audio and video equipment, and a computer on which to mix and engineer projects.
Note: To use the multimedia studio, you must make a reservation at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the TECH Center and attend a short orientation to the studio.
Use your laptop to "Print on the Go"
You can use a Windows or Mac laptop to print from a wireless network location to any "Print on the Go" station located in the TECH Center and other large labs. To use this service, you must first set up your laptop.
Note: Your document will be available to print for up to four hours at any "Print on the Go" station.
For more information, go to: www.temple.edu/cs/wireless/printing
Tap into Temple with TUmobile
Have you checked out TUmobile lately? TUmobile is a free smartphone app for accessing important information at Temple. The current version (2.2.0) offers a variety of performance enhancements and new features.
With TUmobile, Temple is at your fingertips to:
TUmobile is available for Android devices and the Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Learn more and download TUmobile at www.temple.edu/cs/tumobile.
Find a computer lab
In addition to the TECH Center, numerous computer labs are available on the various Temple campuses to meet your technology needs. Location and contact information is listed on the Computers on Campus web page. Note that lab hours may vary and access may be available only to students registered in specific programs.
Take advantage of Google Apps
Your TU Gmail account provides a number of useful programs in Google Apps. These programs can be a great benefit in completing your coursework and collaborating with classmates on group projects. In addition to creating and sharing documents and websites, you can also conduct video chats.
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Save and back up your files
As you work on your papers and reports, remember that it is important to back up your files. To avoid the possibility of losing your work, it is easy to save your files on the Bb Drive in Blackboard or on Google Drive in your TU Gmail account.
Forward TU Gmail to another account
Gmail offers the opportunity to automatically forward incoming mail to another e-mail address.
View grades via TUportal/SSB
As soon as your instructor submits your grades in the Banner system, you can view them in Self-Service Banner through TUportal. To access your grades:
For questions about accessing your grades, contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp website or at 215-204-8000.
HD Clinic troubleshoots personal computers
Professional consultants at the Help Desk provide technical support to currently registered students. This support includes the Help Desk Clinic (HD Clinic) where you can learn how to repair and maintain your computer affected by viruses and spyware. This service is provided at the Help Desk located in the TECH Center.