canvas

learning management system

Canvas is Penn State’s online system for teaching and learning!

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If teaching on campus in a face-to-face setting, there are resources available to help take your course online. Visit TLT’s webpage for Continuity of Instruction or reach out to Penn State’s Course Liaisons for an individual consultation. 

Canvas Service Pack for August 13, 2020 

Service packs are updates to Canvas released on a regular basis. The next Service Pack deployment will be on Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ET. This update will not affect core Canvas functionality, however, Penn State customizations (items...

Canvas Archiving Scheduled for September 22, 2020 

On September 22, 2020 Penn State IT will perform its regular archiving of older Canvas courses. Beginning today, August 10, 2020, you may choose to delay particular courses from being archived by using the in-Canvas Course Archive Manager tool.  In order to comply...

Canvas: List of Penn State Customizations

A number of customized tools in Canvas are exclusive to Penn State and are marked with the PSU Shield. Periodically, when Penn State IT performs regular enhancements and updates to address minor issues to improve performance within Canvas, these Penn State...

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 Penn State IT Service Desk at 814-865-HELP (4357) 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

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.