As of the fall 2013 semester Canvas is the main course management system at Penn. You can use Canvas to post course materials such as readings and videos, generate online interactions amongst your students through the use of discussion boards or collaborative documents, manage your out-of-class assignments through online submissions and online quizzes that can automatically populate the secure grade book, and communicate with your students using the announcements page, the Conversations messaging system, or the course calendar. For those who need it, the rich text editor supports the use of mathematical and chemical formulas. If there are features that Canvas does not offer, outside software can often be integrated into and synced with the course site.
For any questions related to Canvas or to request a Canvas site contact firstname.lastname@example.org.