A major design update will affect all Canvas sites at Penn. To minimize disruption, the change took place on May 16 (between Commencement and Summer Session I).
Canvas looks different around the periphery, but its functionality and main content areas did not change. For example, menu items that we've been accustomed to find at the top of the window now appear at the left. The updated user interface will also reshape itself responsively to fit on mobile devices.
For a quick introduction, visit the library's blog post, "New Canvas User Interface Coming May 16, 2016".
Many people will find the Library's six-minute video tour of the changes very useful, because it demonstrates use of the new interface.
The library has also created a written version (in PDF) of the information in this video.
“Computer processing is involved in every aspect of knowledge-generating activity, including data access, data integration, data provenance, as well as visualization, modeling, and theorizing.”
-Prof. Junhyong Kim, Penn Program in Single Cell Biology
Computing plays a growing role in research across all the disciplines in the School of Arts and Sciences, from electronic text corpora, to genomic analysis, to economic modeling and beyond. Research computation can deal with vast amounts of data on a previously unimaginable scale and can quickly perform iterations or parallel operations that would previously have taken years. SAS Computing can help guide researchers to choose and use the research tools that are best suited to their particular needs.
Our new website, “Information Technology for Research,” provides an introduction to the research services and resources that are available from SAS Computing.