learning management system

Canvas is Penn State’s online system for teaching and learning! Direct access to ANGEL has ended.

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The new Gradebook switches on in Canvas on May 9, 2019!

The new Gradebook’s integration in Canvas, with its added and enhanced functionalities, will switch on May 9, 2019. New icons and verbiage will improve the user experience by allowing for advanced viewing, sorting, and storage capabilities. For more details, check out...

Canvas Release Notes: March 9, 2019

Canvas Release Notes are posted every three weeks to highlight new, updated features, and bug fixes. Full details are available at: March 9, 2019 Release Notes or view the Canvas New Feature Screencast.Updated FeaturesAuthor Search FunctionalityWhen viewing the...

The Canvas Day 2019 schedule is now available

Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology is pleased to announce the Canvas Day schedule is now available. This year's Canvas Day will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.  Open to 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 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.