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About Canvas

Canvas is where online learning at Penn happens. It’s a place for instructors to post readings, host class discussions, collect assignments, manage grades, and extend learning beyond the physical classroom. 

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All Canvas Tools

Built-In Tools

Canvas provides built-in tools that allow faculty and students to perform all of the tasks that support learning in an in-person classroom in an online environment. It’s easy for faculty to create quizzes, make readings or other media available, communicate with students, and receive and grade completed assignments. Students can participate in class discussions and collaborate with their colleagues.

External, Integrated Tools

Learning Tools Interoperability or LTI, are external tools that integrate with Canvas to provide additional functions like videoconferencing, lecture recording, and library course reserves. 


Canvas 2016-2017 Pilots  



See how the Wharton school uses YellowDig



YellowDig fosters peer learning on a secure, Facebook-like site. Students and faculty can easily post, comment on, and “like” course related web articles and graphics.

Contact ITS Service Desk at  to join the YellowDig pilot.

Yellowdig F.A.Q. 

For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk.