Computing support for the English Department is provided by Brian Kirk and Rich King of SAS Computing. They are located in Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 232
Please contact Brian Kirk for general computer requests.
Please contact Rich King for classroom support requests and general computer requests.
For more information about computing services and support in SAS, see the SAS Computing web site at
AirPennNet Wireless Internet
For instructions on setting up a laptop, tablet, or smart phone to AirPennNet, please click here.
Shared Copier Printing
For instructions on setting up a laptop to the 3rd floor printer, please click here.
The University of Pennsylvania uses Microsoft O365 as our email system for faculty and staff. To log-in using your web browser use this link: https://outlook.office.com/
For any other questions, please view the SAS Computing O365 FAQ here.
To set up a vacation/away message, please see instructions here.
The University of Pennsylvania uses as our email system for students. To log-in using your web browser use this link: http://www.gmail.com/
For any other questions, please view the SAS Computing FAQ here.
To log into the UPenn Canvas site, see https://canvas.upenn.edu
You must manually request a Canvas site for each of your classes every semester. Canvas course pages are not created automatically. You can request that previous course pages be carried over so that you're not recreating the same content for each semester. To request a Canvas course page be created, see https://dla.library.upenn.edu/siterequest/
Class Email Listserves
Class lists are of the form
Where ENGL is the 4 letter abbreviation of the couse department
225 is the course number
001 is the course section
14A is the year/semester (A is spring, B is summer, C is fall)
These lists are created automatically about 2 weeks before the start of classes. They pull email information from enrollment data. "Official" email addresses are used - whatever is on file for instructors and students under the Penn Directory. You can manually add members to the classlists by visiting the links below.
Office telephones are by default configured to deliver voicemail messages as an attachment to your email. You do not need to use the actual handset to access your voicemail.
You can setup call forwarding or messages using this link: http://pps.voice.isc.upenn.edu/
For tips on getting started with your phone, setting up call forwarding, or changing your voicemail options, please follow this Getting Started guide: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/voice/phone/getting-started.html
Recycling/donating old or used computer equipment