faculty & staff

Blackboard Phaseout Nearly Complete

Our transition from Blackboard to Canvas is approaching its final stages. Blackboard will no longer be available as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Two-Step Verification

Two-step authentication is now available for PennKey users!

Guidelines for Secure Input Filters

As stated in the Drupal configuration pages, "Improper text format configuration is a security risk." 

Moving materials from a Blackboard course site into Canvas

As of 5:00pm on May 30, 2014, you can no longer be able to log in to Blackboard.

Setting Up Piazza in Canvas

Piazza has been integrated into Canvas for courses taught in the School of Arts & Sciences. It is an external tool. Here are instructions for adding Piazza to your Canvas site.

Blogs in Canvas

Campus Pack blogs have been integrated into Canvas as external tools for courses taught in the School of Arts & Sciences. These are the same blogs that have been available in Blackboard. Here are instructions for creating a Campus Pack blog in Canvas and for creating a link to the blog to make it easy for students to find.

Canvas Basics

This page describes the essential basics of Canvas for the instructor who only needs to upload a syllabus and readings.

Request Form for Canvas is Available

An online form to request Canvas course sites is now available. You can access the form at https://dla.library.upenn.edu/siterequest/ or by going to the Libraries’ Courseware home page (http://www.library.upenn.edu/courseware/) and looking for the Course Request Form link on the menu on the left of the page.

Things You Really Need to Know about Canvas

Canvas is a great way to post course materials online, to collect assignments, and to communicate with your students.

Configure your iOS device for FacStaff e-mail

It is very helpful to have the device already connected to the AirPennNet wireless network before proceeding.

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