learning management system

Canvas is Penn State’s online system for teaching and learning! Direct access to ANGEL has ended.

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Canvas Release Notes for March 10, 2018

With the upcoming Canvas Release Notes for March 10, 2018, there are major changes to the Announcements feature in Canvas, as well as an update regarding users of Internet Explorer 11. Announcements in Canvas will have the following features added:...

New features added to Canvas Announcements

Announcements in Canvas will have the following features added in the upcoming March 10 Canvas Release Notes: Interface changes including the unread button, managing external feeds, and announcement lock settings. Announcements can now be posted to...

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.

get started with canvas

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.

integrations and enhancements

Current and Upcoming Integrations

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