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...

Anderson takes on new role as LMS service manager

The Canvas transition project is nearing completion, but the Learning Management System itself will continue to undergo changes, improvements and additions. Tony Anderson, who served as the Canvas project manager, will now lead that work for Penn State as manager of...

New ANGEL Groups can no longer be created

Faculty, staff, and students can no longer create ANGEL Groups. Any current ANGEL Groups can be accessed through October 31. Canvas Prides are the Canvas equivalent of ANGEL Groups and are available to faculty, staff, and students. For more information on how to...

Piazza to be integrated in Canvas on June 29

The Piazza Q&A classroom discussion tool integration with Canvas will be available beginning on Thursday, June 29. Prior to the full integration, faculty could add the URL to Piazza to their courses in Canvas so students could access the tool. For instructions on...