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Canvas Support for Students   Tags: canvas, courseware  

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Welcome to Canvas!

Canvas is a new learning management system that is being adopted by Penn over the next academic year. For the 2013-14 academic year, both Canvas and Blackboard will be in use at Penn. You will be able to view your courses and a link to the LMS purposed for the class (i.e. Bb or Canvas) in the Schedule Details portion of your Penn in Touch profile page.

If this is your first time using Canvas, the information below will help you get started.

How do I know if one of my courses is using Canvas?

Your instructor will tell you on the first day of class whether he or she plans to use Blackboard, Canvas or another system. You also can view links to each course site on your detailed schedule in Penn-In-Touch.


Getting Started

Logging In

1. Go to

2. Enter your PennKey and password.


Finding Your Courses

1. Drag your mouse over the link for Courses on the User Dashboard.

2. Click on the link for a course site on the drop-down menu.

What about Wharton, GSE and Law classes? 

During the transition year, many Canvas environments are in use at Penn. If you are taking a class in one of these schools, please see the complete list of login locations

Updating Your Profile

Setting up your profile includes updating your personal settings, picture, and contact information so that others can easily identify you. The short video below  provides basic information to walk you through this process.



Email Canvas Support at if you have questions about using Canvas.


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