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Canvas Access & Documentation

Overview

Canvas is the online Learning Management System used at GSE.
Students use Canvas to access their course content, upload assignments and
interact online with their professors and classmates.

Requesting a Canvas Course

To request a GSE Canvas course, please complete our Canvas Course Request form with the details of your request.

Logging into Canvas

To access Canvas, visit: http://canvas.upenn.edu and log in with your PennKey & password. Once you've logged in, you'll see Recent Activity summarizing announcements, new due dates and assignments across all of your courses which use Canvas.

In the main menu, hover over "Courses" to find links to individual Canvas course sites to which you have access.

The "Calendar" in the main menu lets you see the dates for assignments and events across your courses which are using Canvas. There is also a link to import the Canvas calendar information as an iCal feed. This enables you to add the calendar to Apple’s iCal, Google’s Calendar, or Outlook.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Canvas sites will open to students at a time
of the instructor's choosing.  Until then students may not see courses listed under "Courses". Please note that this is normal.

Documentation and Support

GSE IT is happy to help you with your courseware needs. If you have questions about how Canvas works or want to know how to make Canvas do what you need, we're here to help. Please email us at gse-help@lists.upenn.edu. We have also put together the following FAQ pages, where you can find answers to many common questions from both instructors and students: