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 Saturday, May 11, 2019

Canvas Release Notes are posted every three weeks to highlight new, updated features, and bug fixes. Full details are available at: May 11, 2019 Release Notes or view the Canvas New Feature Screencast.Upcoming ChangesInternet Explorer 11On August 3, 2019, Internet...

Summer Training Sessions: Stay on top of new Canvas features

Prevent summer learning loss by staying on top of new Canvas features and integrations. Learn multiple methods to effectively deliver your Canvas course content by registering for free training sessions offered through Penn State IT Learning and...

Reminder: New Gradebook switches on May 9, 2019!  

The new  Gradebook’s integration in Canvas, with its added and enhanced functionalities, will go live on May 9, 2019, at which time, the old Gradebook will no longer be accessible.  For a better understanding of the enhanced, updated, and new features, check out...

integrations and enhancements

Current and Upcoming Integrations

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

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.

Canvas Learning Path

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.

Canvas Training Sessions

Browse our complete list of live Canvas training topics, and request one or more live sessions on-demand for any group of 5 or more people who want to learn more about using Canvas at Penn State!

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.