Instructional Technology & Pedagogy Support Services for Faculty

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Canvas is Penn's primary online system to support teaching.  With Canvas you can conduct many of the essential activities for your class.

  • post readings, videos, powerpoint slides or other teaching materials
  • post announcements or send messages to your students
  • record grades and communicate them to students
  • have students submit papers or other assignments online
  • conduct online discussions
  • post online quizzes or surveys

Find out how to get started using Canvas 

Weigle Information CommonsEducation Commons

Penn Libraries Weigle Information Commons and Education Commons provide many facilities and services to support teaching with technology.

  • Small group study rooms and seminar rooms
  • The Vitale Digital Media Lab
  • Worskhops and technology training materials
  • Poster printers, 3D printers and other specialized equipment

Learn more about the Information Commons and Education Commons


Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning promotes teaching excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. For instructors at all levels — from senior faculty to teaching assistants — CTL offers individual teaching consultations, workshops, and discussions in which instructors talk with and learn from each other.  Learn more.

All classrooms are equipped with basic computer projection capabilites.  Many include other specials features.

Computer Lab

SAS Computing has two labs that can be reserved for class sessions.  These labs are also available for walk-in access when they are not being used for classes.  Other computers labs are available at Penn


 SAS Computing Multi-Media Services provides a variety of digital media services

  • Hosting online audio and video materials
  • Record class sessions or events
  • Live streaming
  • Videoconferencing
  • Media conversions and duplication
  • Equipment loan

Visit Multi-Media Services for more information


 Other technologies for teaching 

  • Clickers allow you to conduct instant polling in your classroom.  Learn more.
  • Respondus Lockdown Broswer allows students to take tests using their computers, but not have access to other internate resources.  Learn more.

Questions about technology for teaching?