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Canvas Support for Faculty and Staff: Get Started

Logging into Canvas

Log in at using your PennKey and password.

Teaching in PennLaw? Go to: to access your course sites.

Canvas at Penn Site & Twitter

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We also recommend that you follow Canvas at Penn on Twitter: @CanvasPenn

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What to Do before Start of Term

Here are a few tips to help you get started with Canvas.


1. Create a Course Site. If you haven't requested your site yet, now's the time! It's easy! Use the Canvas Site Request Form. If it's your first time requesting a site, see these instructions first:


2. Get Help.




  • See Get Help in this guide for more help options.


3. Publish Your Site. Students are added to Canvas course sites automatically, but they can't access course content until the site is published. Just click the Publish button when you are ready!



Questions? Email us at, or contact your local support provider

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