Kate Dyachuk, Courseware Support Intern, has complied some useful information to help you make sure your computer meets the basic requirements for Canvas. We would like to thank Kate for writing this post! Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. It supports the last two versions […]

On Saturday, July 12th, Draft State will become a standard feature in all Canvas course sites. In Draft State, Assignments, Quizzes, Modules, Pages, and Discussions are unpublished by default, meaning that students cannot see these items until they are published. Additionally, graded items like assignments and quizzes are not included in gradebook calculations. There will […]

Do you use Campus Pack blogs, wikis, or journals in your Canvas site? If so, you’ll be interested in upcoming changes to the Campus Pack interface. The Campus Pack interface will change on Saturday, August 2nd.  While your blog, wiki, or journal may look different once the changes take place, the tools will retain the […]

Many instructors use groups in their courses for collaborative learning. This entry explains how to create Canvas groups and gives some suggestions for how to use them. But before we dive into the “how-to’s” of Canvas groups, we need to explain a few things about how this tool works. What Should I Know about Canvas […]

Courseware Support would like to welcome new Canvas users! Whether you are using Canvas for the first time to teach a summer course or have recently requested a Canvas site for the Fall 2014 semester, there is no better time than now to learn more about Canvas through these great online resources: CNVS 001. An Introduction […]

Courseware Support would like to remind our users that Blackboard will shutdown at the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, May 30th at 5pm. Instructors, please remember that all Blackboard sites to which you currently have access will be archived. You can import content from a Blackboard site into a Canvas site in the future for courses […]

Courseware Support at the University of Pennsylvania would like to remind our users that Blackboard will no longer be available as of 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014. We strongly encourage students to review the Blackboard sites from your past courses and determine if there is anything you wish to save. Students will not be […]


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