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Van Pelt Library Course Reserves for Instructors: 1. Request Your Canvas Site

Step 1 : Create Canvas Course Page

All Canvas sites are created upon request by faculty teaching courses at the University of Pennsylvania or by their TAs or support staff.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that Canvas sites be requested two months before the start of the semester, but sites can be requested at any time near the start of the semester or during the semester.

The request process differs depending on your home school and course role. Be sure to select the appropriate option for your school.

Be sure to request activation of the "Course Materials at Penn Libraries" link when requesting your site.  Add course proxies so they can place requests on your behalf.

Need help with Canvas?  Email Canvas Support at for quick answers.



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