Online Learning and Technology Resources

  • Summer Academy for Faculty and Staff

    Because of quickly changing circumstances, we knew we needed to be prepared for a variety of scenarios this fall. In June, IUP offered its Summer Academy, a professional development program designed to help faculty and staff members gain new perspectives and skills in using technology in teaching, in organizing and planning events, and in providing support to students. Learn more about the Summer Academy.

    Virtual Tech Support

    A Virtual IT Support Center is offering support to the IUP community through Zoom videoconferencing technology. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Access the Virtual IT Support Center. This service supplements and does not replace other methods of getting IT support.

    Help with Online Instruction

    The IUP IT Support Center has a resource page to help students with online instruction.

    Equipment You Need for Taking Classes Online

    See the IT Support Center’s list of things you’ll need to take classes online.

    Computer and Internet Access on Campus

    For students in need of computer and internet access, the Ruddock Hall computer lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions about accessing the lab can be directed to or 724-357-2596. No more than six students may be in the lab at one time.

    For internet access, the IUP wireless network is available near various campus buildings to members of the IUP community. Recommended parking areas for internet access are Washington Street (west side), Johnson, Whitmyre, 11th Street (near Stephenson Hall), Stadium, Reschini, Stouffer, and South Campus.

    Zoom Technology and Security

    Many IUP meetings and classes are now conducted using Zoom technology. Learn more about Zoom, IUP’s online meeting tool, and see how to secure Zoom meetings. IUP Information Technology Services and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education are monitoring Zoom security announcements and making changes as recommendations are released.

    See tips on Zoom etiquette to help classes and meetings go smoothly for all involved.

    Go to Zoom Backgrounds to add a little IUP to your Zoom meetings or classes.