learning management system

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

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Canvas Service Pack for September 17, 2019

Service packs are updates to Canvas released on a regular basis. The next Service Pack deployment will be on Tuesday, September 17, 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...

LinkedIn Learning is here: Updating Shared Links in Canvas courses

Penn State’s LinkedIn Learning migration from was completed on August 16. Users may have received conflicting e-mails from LinkedIn Learning about how to log in to your Penn State LinkedIn Learning account. It is recommended that users log in...

Reminder: Canvas no longer supports Internet Explorer

This is a reminder that as of August 3, 2019, Canvas no longer supports Internet Explorer. Please use the latest version of one of the supported browsers listed below:ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafariFor more information, please refer to the following Canvas community...

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


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.