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Fall 2020 Penn Libraries Media Support

Canvas for Students

undefinedGet to know CANVAS, your Penn course learning management system (LMS).

Most, if not all of your classes at Penn will use a learning management system called Canvas. You'll find syllabus, assignment, discussion boards and many other types of information on Canvas, so you'll want to become familiar with it as soon as possible. The makers of Canvas have created an introduction to getting started in the system, and an overview of Canvas guides to explore the many tools and integrations available within the Canvas environment.

Penn Libraries staff have created this student guide that will give you an overview and introduce you to some of apps that are integrated for courses at Penn and a helpful guide to setting up your profile, using the Canvas calendar features, discussions and best practices for exams, assignments among other topics.

Looking for a quick video introduction to Canvas? Take a look at events on the Penn Libraries Canvas training calendar or check out this four-minute video tour. If you have questions or issues that aren't covered in the overview materials, you can reach out to the Penn support team at