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Information Technology
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Piazza, a Q&A platform, moves to a paid model  in August 2021
-- Tech TAs helped faculty navigate remote teaching technology during pandemic
-- Enterprise Systems and Services launches in Penn State IT
-- New Penn State Sign In replaces WebAccess
-- On July 7, account holders will be logged out of many Penn State resources

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STORIES:

Piazza, a Q&A platform, moves to a paid model  in August 2021
Piazza, a question-and the-answer platform, will be moving to a paid model  in August 2021. Top Hat may serve as a complementary tool, available at no cost for all Penn State faculty, staff and students, with features such as polls, discussions and assessments that seamlessly sync with the Canvas gradebook.

https://news.psu.edu/link/S3N4_zrX
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Tech TAs helped faculty navigate remote teaching technology during pandemic
Tech TAs provided valuable services to hundreds of Penn State faculty during remote and hybrid teaching brought on by the pandemic. Innovative thinking, collaboration, and grit rapidly moved the program from an idea to implementation.

https://news.psu.edu/link/wf6MNLtm
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Enterprise Systems and Services launches in Penn State IT
As of July 1, the Enterprise Project Management Office and Enterprise Applications will combine into one unit, Enterprise Systems & Services, under Penn State IT.

https://news.psu.edu/link/JLCpVdLc
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New Penn State Sign In replaces WebAccess
A new Penn State sign-in process has replaced WebAccess for accessing secure University online applications such as Canvas, LionPATH and Workday.

https://news.psu.edu/link/jZQZ4bPb
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On July 7, account holders will be logged out of many Penn State resources
Beginning July 7, Penn State Account holders will log in to secure University applications such as Canvas, Lion PATH, Workday and Office 365 apps through a new Penn State sign-in process rather than through WebAccess.

https://news.psu.edu/link/57FryKJp

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Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/jkB3_sgH

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