faculty & staff

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.

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.

Courses inTouch: "Invalid Browser" error

Iif you're trying to use the most recent version of Internet Explorer (version 10) to get to Courses inTouch, you'll get an error message that you're using an "invalid browser."  Use Firefox,

Email through Comcast

Some people using Comcast for their internet connections are experiencing problems sending email through Facstaff. It appears that Comcast disabled some ports recently.

If you're experiencing this problem, here are instructions for configuring Thunderbird.

Facstaff setup for Android devices

To configure your Facstaff account on your Android device please follow the instructions below:

Math VOIP Phone Help

Penn’s Telephone & Voice Mail Services uses VoIP (Voice over IP) technology. VoIP offers a host of features and benefits not available with traditional analog phone service.

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