Academic Services

  • The IT Support Center provides support for a number of services related to the academic mission of the university.

    Learning Management Systems

    • Computing Guidelines for Online Learning
      • If you are using a computer for online learning, these guidelines will help you to know hardware and software specifications it needs to meet.
    • Desire2Learn
      • D2L is a vendor-hosted learning management system contracted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer collaborative learning tools, activity-based learning, and interaction with materials that encourage critical reflection.
    • iblog
      • iblog is the blogging service for IUP. It is hosted through Edublogs | CampusPress and runs on the WordPress platform.
    • itube
      • itube is the IUP implementation of Kaltura’s open source video platform.
    • Moodle
      • Moodle is an open-source learning management system that offers collaborative learning tools, activity-based learning, and interaction with materials that encourage critical reflection.
    • Plagiarism Prevention
      • To assist instructors in detecting plagiarism in student work, and to protect students from plagiarism, IUP subscribes to the Turnitin service, funded through technology fees.
    • Zoom Online Meeting Tool
      • Zoom has replaced Blackboard Collaborate as IUP’s online meeting tool.

    Communication and Collaboration

    • Drop-Add Daily Email Digest
      • The Drop/Add Daily Email Digest was created at the request of ACPAC. The digest provides an email notification to instructors when students drop or add their courses.
    • How to Create a Course Section Email List
      • Course Section Email Lists (CSEL) enable you to send messages to all of the students in a particular section with one email address.
    • Project Directory Service
      • The Project Directory Service provides “project” disk space for each individual course-section being offered in the current academic semester.
    • Request Student Picture Service
      • The Request Student Picture Service was created at the request of ACPAC to provide authorized faculty members with photos of students in their courses.

    Facilities

    • Multimedia Classrooms
      • This web page contains everything you need to know about multimedia classrooms: where they are, how to use the equipment, and frequently asked questions.
    • Public Computer Labs
      • The IT Support Center coordinates the operation of several university public computer labs. These computer labs are available for student use and contain a wide variety of software.
    • Virtual Computer Lab VCL
      • Using VMWare, the Virtual Computer Lab provides remote access to a Windows desktop so you can access the software applications found on the PCs in the public computer labs. This service is provided for all registered students, faculty, and staff members.

    Test Scoring

    • Test Scoring Services
      • Test Scoring Services, housed at the IT Support Center in Delaney Hall, offers test scoring of tests via optical-scanning forms. University faculty can administer tests on general purpose answer sheets and have them scored.