A major design update will affect all Canvas sites at Penn. To minimize disruption, the change will take place on May 16 (between Commencement and Summer Session I).

Canvas will look different around the periphery, but its functionality and main content areas will not change. For example, menu items that we're now accustomed to find at the top of the window will 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.