This site is intended to be a single source of information on Canvas and related technologies at the University of Pennsylvania. The decision to redesign the Canvas at Penn website resulted from an investigation of the courseware needs of faculty, TAs, students, and staff at the University of Pennsylvania.
As a Courseware Support Librarian, Joe Schaffner works with faculty, students, and staff who use Canvas, the University’s learning management system. Additionally, Joe supports the Digital Pedagogy, Accessibility and Learning Technology, Courseware Documentation Editorial Board, and Poll Everywhere Admins groups. Joe holds a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. He is currently pursuing an M.L.A. at Penn.
As Associate Director of Instructional Design for the Arts & Science Online Learning team, Clay Colmon provides user support for Canvas, Zoom and other digital tools. Clay also supports the Library Lounge project. Clay received his honors B.A. in English and Political Science from Rutgers University and his M.A. from the University of Delaware, where he is currently completing a Ph.D. in English Literature.
As a Director of Communication at Wharton Computing, Anna Kent focuses on IT-related communication, and is involved in numerous projects that support clients’ interactions with technology, including KnowledgeBase management and integration, multi-channel communication, and other cross-campus projects. Anna holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University.
As Director of Instructional Design on the IDEA Courseware Team at Wharton, Linda J. Lee provides support, training, and instructional design consultations for Canvas and related teaching technologies for Wharton faculty, staff, and TAs. Linda holds a B.A. in English and European Studies from Amherst College and advanced degrees in Folklore from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania. She also teaches Folklore courses for Penn’s School of Liberal and Professional Studies.
As Instructional Design Project Leader on the IDEA Courseware Team at Wharton, Becky Moulder helps Wharton faculty, TAs, staff, and students use Canvas and related technologies to support teaching and learning. Becky earned her B.A. in English/Professional Writing from Kutztown University and M.S. in Instructional Technology from Chestnut Hill College.
Do you need instructions on how to do something with Canvas, Turnitin, Poll Everywhere, or another technology you’re using in your course? Do you want to suggest changes to existing instructions for a tech tool? Do you have an idea for sharing information about technologies used in courses at the University of Pennsylvania? If you’ve answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, please submit your request using the Documentation Request Form!