PennO365 is a collaboration platform that provides a full-featured email system with integrated calendaring. PennO365 will become available to SAS faculty and staff in 2015 and will ultimately replace our facstaff.sas email and MeetingMaker calendar systems.
BlueJeans is available to all faculty, staff and students at Penn for no cost now through 6/30/2015. At the end of this trial period, SAS will determine if we should purchase a license for continued use.
Many faculty want students to use computers for taking quizzes or tests, but also want to prevent access to the internet or other resources during the test. The Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special web browser that students can use when taking tests in Canvas. Once a test is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading; they are unable to access other web sites or programs. The Lockdown Browser is intended for use in on-campus, proctored settings.
Two-step authentication is now available for PennKey users! All of SAS staff and faculty are encouraged to opt in. It's easy, and it dramatically increases the security of your PennKey protected accounts. Follow this link to opt in.
The University has set up a Class Mailing List for every official University course. The class mailing list has already been set up by the beginning of the semester. The instructor of record can send email to the list. Our data systems populate each class list with the addresses that are in the Penn Directory for every registered student in the class.