canvas

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.

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Canvas release notes for February 18, 2017

The Canvas at Penn State team and Instructure are committed to continually enhancing the Canvas user experience. Every three weeks, we will post Canvas release notes. These include production notes on features and updates. While most are automatically implemented,...

Extra credit can be problematic in gradebook

By Margaret Signorella The extra credit assignments I have in all my classes are one area that Canvas does not do very well. I have written before about being less than positive about how Canvas handles extra credit, but a side complication is seeing the extra credit...

Exploring Canvas is an adventure

By Karen C. Theveny To quote the American astrophysicist and author, Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you are doing.” Now that I’ve taken...

transition timeline

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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

Email

canvas@psu.edu

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

Yammer

Penn State’s Yammer Group

Canvas Community

Instructure’s Canvas Community

training

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Click on each block below for live training registration & self-paced training options offered by IT Training Services.

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, afternoon and evening 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 3rd Party Tool

Faculty and staff can request 3rd party learning tool integrations or other enhancements to Canvas.