Penn State Reads: Protect Your Privacy and Join the Conversation

When you are an online student, completing course work probably isn’t the only thing you do online. You may make purchases, conduct personal business, connect with friends and family, play games, and do more. But do you know what information about yourself you are leaving behind online? According to one study, 93% of adults said…

Technology Tutoring for Penn State World Campus Students

Tech Tutors are a group of tech-savvy Penn State students who provide real-time technology support and one-on-one training for peers, staff, and faculty on software commonly used in Penn State World Campus courses. The software programs that Tech Tutors can assist you with include: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign PASS…

How-to: Forward Penn State and ANGEL Course Email

Hey there! So, you got everything set up and are starting classes? Email? Which one – WebMail or ANGEL? Yes, they are two different things. WebMail is your Penn State email that is used for official correspondence with the University. ANGEL email is designed for correspondence between you, your professor, and your classmates. How can…

The Heartbleed Bug: 6 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information

You may have heard about the Heartbleed Bug, an Internet security vulnerability that has exposed many Internet users’ personal information. The Heartbleed Bug has affected many websites, email, instant messaging, social networking, and other online services, leaving users of those services at risk. What does this mean for Penn State students and Internet users? The…

Free Online Software Training with Lynda.com

Want to learn about working on web design in Adobe Dreamweaver or how to edit videos in Final Cut? Lynda.com is your one-stop shop for more than 1,000 video tutorials on leading software topics—all free to currently enrolled Penn State students. The video tutorials can help you learn critical skills and provide access to training…

Microsoft Word [Technology Challenges for the Older Student]

Microsoft Word 2010 is a good program for writing all our papers. It is a powerful program, but I will be covering only the basics. With the basics, you should be able to complete a paper. MS Word helps you to create, edit and revise documents. When you click and open the program a document…

Four Quick Tips to Kick off the Summer Semester

With the new semester right around the corner, now is the time to begin getting prepared. From completing registration to arranging a proctor, check out a few tips World Campus staff members had to share to make sure you’re ready. Know how Summer Student Aid Works As summer tuition bills come due, remember that student…