Classrooms and Labs

Classroom Technology and Support

Instructors at University Park can email TLT 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. If instructors are scheduled to teach, they should have card-swipe access into any building with GPCs. TLT personnel have access to individual classrooms.

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

Penn State computer labs will be reopening for the fall 2020 semester. Physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures will take place in accordance with CDC recommendations. It may be necessary to reduce computer availability and adjust hours of operation to accommodate physical distancing and the necessary cleaning and disinfecting procedures. The University will monitor and evaluate cleaning protocols for these areas and adjust as needed.

WebLabs provides remote access to student computer lab resources via a web browser, giving students, faculty, and staff the ability to access computer lab software from any location.