Canvas for Course Websites

How do I request a Canvas site?

To request a Canvas site for your course, visit:

Where do I log into Canvas?

Log into Canvas with your PennKey at:

How do I copy content from a previous Canvas site?

See the CRF Documentation for instructions to copy content over from a previous canvas course when placing your request for a new site.

Which browser should I use with Canvas?

Canvas requires a modern web browser. For a list of supported browsers, see the Which browsers does Canvas support? Canvas Guide.

Where can I get personal support or training?

The Library offers regular workshops and help sessions. See the Canvas - Upcoming Events calendar for a full schedule. CETS staff are also available for office visits.

The Library has also published Canvas Guides for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and students:

How do I use Piazza with Canvas?

Piazza provides an online class forum for students to hold discussions and pose questions to TAs and professors.

See this Answers article for more information on Piazza:

How do I use Respondus LockDown Browser with Canvas?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system, such as Canvas. It is used for securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments. Once installed on a student device, the LockDown Browser prevents any other applications from being used until the exam or quiz is completed. For more information, visit:

How do I use a whiteboard with Canvas?

Canvas Conferences offers a collaborative whiteboard via an integration with the BigBlueButton web conferencing platform:

Note that recorded conferences are deleted after 14 days.

Can I still use Blackboard?

No. As of Summer 2014, Blackboard is no longer available at the University.

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