There are numerous public labs located across campus for use by students, faculty, and staff. (See map for lab locations.)
The systems in these labs are integrated with Penn State's Cooperative Lab Management (CLM) infrastructure. (CLM provides a common set of software packages to provide a uniform computing experience across the University.) To view the availability of computers in the labs by building/room, visit Current Lab Usage.
These systems and services may also be accessed remotely from on and off campus. For more information, visit Cloud Services.
In addition, you may also request software to be installed in a lab.
The public labs may be reserved. If you would like to reserve a lab for an entire semester, please contact the Registrar’s Office. Ad-hoc reservations are made via CollegeNet and are approved by BITS.
Keys to the podiums are distributed during new faculty orientation. Otherwise, a key may be requested via an IT Ticket.
Students can print up to 100 pages for free each semester. After that, the cost of printing is 5 cents per page.
Public Lab Software
Location of Software Titles
Students have access to a wide variety of software in the public labs. Since the software titles vary by location, refer to the Lab Software online database. You may search this database by software title, building, room number, etc. to find the location(s) where the software is installed.
Request Software for Labs
Faculty may request that software be installed in labs for an upcoming semester. To do so, please complete the Instructional Software Readiness Program form.
Accessibility of Software
Per University policy, software that is to be installed for students’ use in the classroom, lab, or other instructional area, must be accessible to students with disabilities. Prior to purchase, the software must be vetted by central purchasing for legal and PSU policy standards. You can view the vetting status of software titles at the Courseware website. If software isn’t accessible, you are required to submit an alternate access plan for students. For more details, please refer to the “Need to Know” or “Reviewed Courseware” sections on the Courseware site.
Scantron Test Scanner
The Scantron test scanner is a device that scans students’ answer sheets (i.e. bubble sheets) and outputs the test score for each student in the class. Please contact your school's staff assistant for instructions on how to prepare and submit a test for automatic grading.
- Accounts and Passwords
- Behrend Cloud - Remotely access your office PC, lab computers, and other systems
- Center for eLearning Initiatives (Behrend)
- Center for Teaching Initiatives (Behrend)
- Faculty Technology & Research Resources - Canvas/LMS, research tools, etc.
- Remote Teaching Resources
- Remote Learning Resources (students)
- Student Technology Resources
- Penn State Go Mobile App - Login to access Canvas, Penn State email, Starfish, grades, class schedules, library services, LionCash+, campus maps, etc.