Courseware: Canvas

Canvas is the 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.

To request a Canvas site, fill out the request form and your students will automatically be enrolled. For any questions related to Canvas contact

For more information on creating and using a Canvas site for your course, visit the library’s Getting Started page or attend one of their workshops on how to set up a new Canvas site.