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 Senior Courseware Support Specialist on the Penn Libraries Courseware Services Team, Eleanor Tecosky-Feldman leads the Courseware Documentation Editorial Board (CDEB) and manages Canvas at Penn, the Courseware team’s communication and documentation hub. Eleanor has an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a BA in Creative Writing from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
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.
Jessica Morris is an Associate Director of Online Instructional Design for both the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Online Learning Initiative. Jessica supports faculty in integrating instructional technologies in ways that promote meaningful learning experiences and innovative teaching practices in both online and classroom-based learning environments. She earned her M.S. in Instructional Technology Management at La Salle University and her B.A. in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
As Senior 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.
As Courseware Support Specialist on the Penn Libraries Courseware Services Team, Kate Rojas focuses on coordinating user-facing instruction for Canvas and related tools. She responds to staff inquiries and works with vendors to provide solutions. In addition, she collaborates with colleagues across campus on projects related to educational technology and instructional design. Kate has a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in English from Immaculata University.
As Technical Support Manager for the Arts & Science Online Learning team, Kara St. Francis provides user support for Canvas, Zoom, and other digital tools. Kara has experience creating documentation for students from around the world, as she was formerly with the English Language Programs at Penn. Kara received her B.A. in History from Worcester State University.
As Online Learning Support Specialist, Jena Banes (she/her) assists with streamlining resources and information related to Open Canvas, and integrating it with other relevant resource platforms. In past roles, she has created onboarding and training documentation both for internal and end-user use.
Last Updated: 15 Sep 2023