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Classrooms and Labs

Classroom Technology and Support

Instructors at University Park can email Penn State IT personnel at TechClass@psu.edu to set up a quick orientation or practice session in a General Purpose Classroom (GPC). In the email, instructors should include their name, contact information, availability, building name, and GPC room number.

For General Purpose Classroom (GPC) layouts and spacing to manage COVID-19 concerns, visit the LionSpaceFIS (Facility Information System) website. After launching the LionSpaceFIS program, click on the “Campus Viewer” button and search for the desired building and floor. Select a room on the map and click the photo or “View Gallery for all photos.”

Instructors must use the classroom podium computer to present their lessons, ensuring participation for remote students and in-person students. If you choose to use your laptop or another device, the in-room audio will not work. Ensure that your files are accessible online or via USB drive. Learn about Teaching with Zoom in a General Purpose Classroom (GPC) at University Park (PDF).

It is recommended that instructors arrive 15 minutes before class to set up the necessary technology. You can also see the Zoom at Penn State resources for more information.

For information on technology in college-controlled classrooms, please contact the local IT unit.

Tech Tutors can also help if instructors are in the physical classroom between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and would like a participant to log in to test Zoom. Instructors can visit the Tech Tutors website and click the yellow “Connect Online” button for help.

Computer Labs and Software

Services and Locations
Connect to Tech’s Services and Locations page provides students and faculty with various resources related to computer labs, software availability, and hardware requirements. Visit the Services and Locations page to find the most up-to-date information about computer lab hours of operations and procedures or to find out how to access software Adobe Creative Cloud, WebApps, and other tools.