canvas

learning management system

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

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New Feature: Anonymous Grading is available in Canvas

As of November 19, 2019, instructors will be able to enable the anonymous grading feature in Assignments. Anonymous grading will hide student names from graders when they view assignment submissions.  Please refer to the knowledge base article to learn more about...

Canvas Release Notes for Saturday, November 16, 2019

Canvas Release Notes are posted every three weeks to highlight new, updated features, and bug fixes. Full details are available at: November 16, 2019 Release Notes or view the Canvas New Feature Screencast.    New Feature  Microsoft Immersive Reader Currently a trial...

Canvas Service Pack for November 5, 2019

Service packs are updates to Canvas released on a regular basis. The next Service Pack deployment will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. ET. This update will not affect core Canvas functionality. Penn State customizations (items marked with...

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

training

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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.