learning management system

Penn State is currently transitioning to Canvas, our new online system for teaching and learning! No courses will be delivered in ANGEL after summer 2017 semester.

Canvas for Mobile:Download Structure from iTunesDownload Structure from Google Play

Canvas SummerFest classes filling up; sign up now for training

Canvas SummerFest — a week of free, online training on the new learning management system (LMS) —  is scheduled from August 14 to 18. This year’s event features hands-on sessions on the best practices for migrating, designing, and delivering your courses in the new...

Canvas feature ideas — cast your vote today!

Penn State faculty and staff either proposed or are supporting these Canvas feature ideas. If you believe these features would be beneficial, please vote on them to help them move forward in the process. To vote, you’ll need to create an account at...

Course cards can be rearranged on Canvas dashboard

Course Favorites on your Canvas dashboard, including Prides, can now be moved into any order by dragging and dropping them where the user prefers. When a course is added to the dashboard from the All Courses list, it appears as a new course card at the bottom of the...

Goodbye ANGEL Access








June 30, 2017

Last day to create new ANGEL Groups

August 11, 2017

Last day to teach in ANGEL

October 31, 2017

Last day for direct access to ANGEL content and ANGEL Groups

help & support

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A variety of support resources are available from Penn State sources and from Instructure, the company that developed Canvas.

get help

To report a problem or ask a question, contact the Canvas hotline at 1-877-226-4449 or select any of the other help options below.

How to Submit a Ticket

In Canvas -> Help -> Report a Problem


Live Chat

Chat with Canvas Support

find answers

Canvas Guides

Instructure’s online documentation

Knowledge Base

Penn State’s IT Knowledge Base

join the conversation


Penn State’s Yammer Group

Canvas Community

Instructure’s Canvas Community



Click on each block below for live training registration & self-paced training options offered by IT Learning and Development, or view upcoming campus/college training events.

Canvas Learning Center

Learn how to get the most out of Canvas at Penn State. This comprehensive, self-paced course includes videos, tutorials, learning activities, example courses, and more, all available 24/7.

switch to canvas

A. Learn how to Build a Course from Scratch in Canvas

Starting fresh is almost always more efficient, and it will enable you to build a more organized, feature-rich course.

B. Learn how to Migrate a Course from ANGEL to Canvas

Recommended if you only store files in your ANGEL course now, if you heavily utilize ANGEL quizzes, and if you are not interested in utilizing many Canvas features.

local contacts

Canvas Liaisons

Contact the local transition representative for your college or campus.

one-on-one transition help

Virtual Office Hours

30-minute consultations with an instructional designer.
Morning and afternoon appointments are available.

Technology Learning Assistants

One-on-one virtual or in-person assistance provided by Penn State student consultants on assignments, quizzes, gradebook, and other Canvas course components.

Course Conversion Assistance Request

TLT Canvas Instructional Support can assist with course conversion for very complex ANGEL courses.

integrations and enhancements

Current and Upcoming Integrations

Information about Canvas integrations with 3rd party tools (e.g. VoiceThread)

Request an Enhancement or Third-Party Tool

Faculty and staff can request third-party learning tool integrations or other enhancements to Canvas.