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Canvas Learning Management System

Find information about Penn State's Learning Management System, Canvas

Canvas is Penn State's Learning Management System (LMS), designed to help enhance the education experience for both teachers and students beyond the physical classroom. You can use Canvas to deliver and/or supplement instruction in resident education courses, blended courses, and fully online courses. 

To get started with Canvas, go to and log in using your Penn State Access Account credentials. Upon logging into Canvas you will see your Canvas Dashboard, which displays courses you are associated with, among other things.

TIP: Add/Remove courses from your Canvas Dashboard

There are many helpful resources available to help you get up-to-speed with Canvas, such as:

Ready for the next step? Try customizing your course with our Smeal-Branded RI Course Template.

As always, should you have questions about Canvas or want to discuss how to get started feel free to contact us.