Members of the Penn State IT Service Desk, available seven days a week, are ready to help address any computer or technical concerns you have!
The Penn State IT Service Desk provides students with assistance in many areas, including (but not limited to) the following:
- your Penn State Access Account, including password assistance
- Canvas learning management systems
- Penn State email
- general operating system (Windows/Mac OS) questions
- general web browser questions
- software listed on the Technical Requirements page
If you have a computer or technical issue that isn’t on this list, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to help you!
In addition to providing assistance to students, we help ensure that World Campus courses are functioning properly, and we evaluate whether new technologies can improve your educational experience.
You can chat with us online, give us a call, or send us an email — whichever is most convenient.
Prepare Yourself and Your Computer
- Best Practices for Students: tips to make sure you can access your classes and important Penn State resources, no matter where you are.
- Technical Requirements: find out the minimum technical specifications for taking World Campus courses.
Get Technology Tool Training
Make the most out of technology tools and services at Penn State through IT Learning & Development. You can learn about Penn State’s wide range of technology services and our self-paced learning resources.
- Accommodating Disabilities: Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into the University's educational programs.
- Policy on Auxiliary Aids/Assistive Technologies (AT): The Penn State World Campus & Continuing Education HelpDesk is not responsible for installation, user training, or technical support of Assistive Technologies that are used by World Campus students or faculty.