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Pollock Testing Center Fall Semester Summary

For the fall semester the Pollock Testing Center had a 15% increase of delivered exams over the previous 2016 fall semester. This was due to improvements in the calculation of seat availability when faculty request their exams for scheduling, allowing for better utilization of the Testing Center.

Excluding finals week a total of 89,936 exams were delivered during the Fall 2017 semester. 20,412 unique students took at least one exam in the Testing Center during the semester. 180 unique courses utilized the center to deliver 600 unique exams.

Last Updated February 20, 2018

Welcome Back! And to Windows 10!

Over the summer, Penn State Information Technology (Penn State IT) upgraded Windows 7 classroom and lab computers to Windows 10.

The user interface is designed to resemble what you've been used to in previous versions of Windows while taking advantage of modern updates and trends, so hopefully things will be fairly intuitive.

That said, there a few key differences:

Last Updated August 21, 2017

Pollock Testing Center Spring Semester Summary

Starting with the 2017 spring semester Canvas was officially supported in the Pollock Testing Center. Canvas exams were first piloted on March 3 and had some impressive statistics: A total of 440 students took their exams within Canvas, of which 82 took their exams directly in the Testing Center. Canvas delivered 281 concurrent exams for the same course.

Last Updated June 5, 2017

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