Instructional support abounds at Penn State. If you have a question about teaching, there are many people who can help. These professionals include instructional consultants, learning designers, educational technologists, and librarians. You will find them in University-level units, on local campuses, and in our libraries. They consult on instructional technologies, course design, library and open educational resources, and more.
Centralized University Teaching Support for All Campuses
Information Technology, Learning and Development (ITLD)
Offering live and self-paced online training on all things IT-related, including Canvas, Kaltura, Office365 tools, and more.
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE)
Supporting instructors in engaging students in learning, with expertise in course planning, motivating learning, assessing learning, large course instruction, mid-semester feedback, and more.
Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)
Supporting instructors with innovative ideas to advance learning, such as immersive experiences, artificial intelligence, blended learning, 3D printing, collaborative learning, and more. Schedule a consultation with TLT.
Tech TAs provide remote assistance for both Zoom and Canvas during in-person, online, and hybrid classes or provide Zoom support during one-time events. Tech TAs can moderate Zoom chat, administer polls, enable security settings, and more. They can also help build pre-created Canvas content, activate Learning Tool Integrations (LTIs), and communicate with students.
Instructors who need help troubleshooting or learning university supported technology tools should contact a Tech Tutor instead of a Tech TA.
Local Teaching Support
Find your local course liaison who can provide personalized consultations and support for delivering your courses.