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Need help or additional information? This web page is here to help. Detailed information can be read below and you can use the direct links found on the right in the "resource links" section.

Temple University Computer Services

Having trouble with your e-mail account, computer, blackboard, or more? Use the following links to get the help you need fast.


50 GB of Free OWLbox storage space. Students can store, share and collaborate on projects, edit and sync files in owlbox.temple.edu. A link to OWLbox is available on TUportal.

Blackboard Mobile Learn App

The Blackboard Mobile Learn App is to be discontinued and no longer supported after December 31. As a replacement, Blackboard recommends using the next gen mobile App, BbStudent. The app is available thru the App Store and Google Play. Any questions, contact the Help Desk thru the Request Help/Service tab on the cs.temple.edu home page. You can also call 215.204.8000

Office 2016 Purchase

Microsoft Office 2016 for both the PC and Mac is available free for matriculated Temple Students. Students log into TUportal, click on the MY Portal tab, and, under TUapplications, click on Microsoft Download. Additonal information can be found at: https://computerservices.temple.edu/office-365

Tips for Excel

Basic Excel tips and tricks PLUS powerful functions such as VLookup

Excel Tips

Photo Resource Site

Looking for free images for your blog or website? This site provides links to photo sites with images that are either public domain or listed under Creative Commons or Creative Commons Attribution (requires a link back to the photographer). The photo sites are rated from Near Perfect to Last Resort (but better than clip art)

Photo Resource Site

Scratch Programming Language

Scratch is a free graphical programming language developed at the MIT, Media Lab, to make programming easier to learn (scratch.mit.edu). Scratch uses programming blocks to animate a graphical image called a sprite. Groupings of blocks that you build are called scripts. To get started click on the link below, and set up an account by selecting Join Scratch. All scripts you create will be stored on this site.

Scratch Programming Site

Windows Movie Maker Live

Having trouble creating your movie? You can watch this training video for help on editing your movie project. Keep in mind you are not required to use Windows Movie Maker for your movie project, but it is a relative straight forward program to use.

training video

Library Article Search Tool

Finding articles for class discussions and debates is a critical part of Cyberspace and Society. Temple library has set up a web page to make it easier for you to find that perfect article. Visit the site linked below and click on the "Academic Search Premier" link found in the left hand column. Note: if off campus, you will need to log in before you can search.

academic search premier

Wiki Information

Need help setting up your group wiki? All the information you need can be found by visiting this wiki help page.

Browser Upgrades

If you are looking for an alternative to Internet Explorer at home, there are a number of options:

1. Mozilla Firefox - Firefox is an extremely capable browser with above average security. For fun, you can use different themes to change the look of your browser and add extensions to increase the usefulness of the browser. Try it out!

2. Chrome - Chrome is a very popular, free browser from Google.

3. Opera - Another option to Internet Explorer.

Java Scripts and Beyond

Adding little things to your site can add excitement and make your site more user friendly. Here are a couple of sites to help you

Java Scripts



http://www.wsabstract.com/javatutors/muliplejava.html - advanced (when you want more than one java script per page



Check your website optimization status:


Add a counter to a web page:

http://freelogs.com (best bet - but free counter has small text link advertisement)

Google Docs

Google Docs is a web based office suite and data storage service. Our lab's goal is to provide experience with the Google Docs Office suite, specifically to create a survey that can be used to gather data from users. Cyberspace Google Docs Lab


During the semester you will create a blog using Temple University's blackboard web site.

Temple University "blogging" - includes information on how to blog using blackboard.

Blogger.com blogging - includes information on how to blog using Blogger.com. You can continue your blogging experience outside of Cyberspace and Society by using this free online tool.