Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



ITS Updates – Angel, PASS Space, and Streaming Galore!

Angel HeaderInformation Technology Services has released a slew of tech-related updates to Penn State systems. Here are the highlights:

  1. Angel has been updated from version 7.1 to 7.3. Many things have been improved and added including “course/group mail, discussion forums, chat, the course/group roster, reports, [and] the HTML editor theme selector.” See this page for a complete list of updates and how to access these new features.
  2. Cole Camplese, who I interviewed towards the end of last semester for the first Onward State Podcast, notes that the PASS Disk Space maximum limit has been upped to 10 GB. This means you can manage your PSU blog, webspace and tons of additional files without having to worry too much about running out of space. This announcement means ITS and Penn State are definitely committed to making student’s and faculty’s online presence and capabilities grow as much as possible. Head to to change your available space. There’s probably a higher cost associated with offering this much storage for every faculty member and student. You have to keep in mind that the majority of Penn Staters don’t even use their PASS Space, much less 10GB worth. You can find the original article here.
  3. Also from Cole Camplese’s blog, Penn State Streaming has reportedly been dramatically improved. In trying to approach a more YouTube-like experience, the streaming services have set up an embed code for easy video embedding and viewing on Penn State systems. See an example of the old streaming service and the source article here.


Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve S.

Steve Sharer is a Security and Risk Analysis major and an overall good guy. He brings Onward State readers enticing posts such as "Question of the Day" and "Campus Explorer" and will continue to do so until he becomes the President of the United States of America in 2024.

[Photo Story] Penn State Basketball Returns To Rec Hall

Our photographers were on hand to capture the sights of Penn State basketball’s return to Rec Hall.

A Cathedral Is Useless If You Never Hold Mass: Penn State Basketball Should Permanently Return To Rec Hall

Rec Hall is an intimidating place to play basketball and the Bryce Jordan Center simply is not. Why not make the switch?

‘My Biggest Inspiration’: Hana Romanik Supporting Mother’s Cancer Research Work From THON 2024

“I’ve just been super interested ever since that first year trying to grow my personal THON story, get more connections to it, help as many people as I can, and be that person [my mom] is for other people.”

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Steve

Question of the Day: Sweet Mobile Apps

AT&T is sponsoring a pretty cool competition in which entrants can win $10,000 cash in scholarship money for creating a mobile device application. Teams of up to four people can enter a custom-built application for the purpose of e-learning.  The rules state that the “innovating e-learning mobile app” should be functional across multiple platforms. Submissions are due by September 15, 2010 and so far there are only ten teams signed up. So my question for you is:

If you could develop a mobile device application, what would it do?

SRA Club’s Counter-Terrorism Panel

IST Set to Host Girls’ Tech Camp