Penn State IT Links

  • Course management system (Canvas): Many professors will make course material available on a course management system. Examples include PowerPoint presentations, handouts, homework assignments and quizzes. 
  • Email (office365.psu.edu): Web based interface for checking your Penn State email. It is crucial for students to regularly check their Penn State email. If you want to forward your email to another system (such as gmail or yahoo), follow these directions.
  • LionPATH (launch.lionpath.psu.edu): Schedule courses, update your address information, check your Bursar account (billing, balance, aid), view semester grades, and much more.
  • Online directory (www.work.psu.edu/ldap). A full directory of all Penn State students, faculty, and staff. This site allows you to search for people using either their user ID, name, or email address.
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) Secure Server (www.work.psu.edu), Change your Penn State password, set up an email forwarding address for all of Penn State email to be forwarded to, update your directory entry, and check your space quotas on your personal web space.
  • Cloud storage: Take advantage of unlimited space at box.psu.edu.
  • Alerts
    • Information Technology Services (ITS) Alerts Page (https://pennstate.service-now.com/sp?id=services_status). Notifications of past, current, and future ITS alerts, such as outages to services such as Canvas, network connectivity, and various other services can be found here.
    • PSUAlert (https://psualert.psu.edu/psualert). Notifications for campus closures, severe weather, and more. Users can choose to receive an SMS text message, email, or phone call. 
  • Blogs and websites
    • Sites at Penn State (sites.psu.edu) gives students, faculty and staff the ability to create blogs quickly and easily using WordPress.
    • Personal web server (www.personal.psu.edu) provides space for students, faculty and staff the ability to create web sites.
  • Software
    • Free Microsoft software for students (office365.psu.edu). Available for all current students, faculty, and staff for download directly to personal devices.
    • Use software online (webapps.psu.edu). Use software such as ArcGis, Mathematica, MATLAB, Microsoft Office and SolidWorks in a virtual environment online.
    • Download free software (downloads.its.psu.edu). Downloads for various software, including the Cisco VPN Client, email clients, file transfer utilities, and calendaring software.
    • Discounted software from the Software Store (software.psu.edu).