Canvas @ Princeton

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Princeton has a new system for the course reading list—i.e. book adoption and purchasing—called Timber. Faculty and staff will use Timber to place...

Thursday, May 6, 2021

We are excited to launch a Syllabus Library for students, faculty and staff at Princeton!

Upcoming Training Sessions

Introduction to Canvas for Faculty & Instructional Staff

Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 3:00 pm

This training is customized for faculty and course teams who are new (or relatively new) to Canvas and would like to review the core...

Audience: Faculty, Instructional Staff, Graduate Students

Overview of Assessments and the Canvas Grade Book

Tue, Aug 17, 2021, 1:00 pm

In this 1-hour session, we will show course teams how to create assignments (homework, papers, exams etc.) and set up the Canvas grade book...

Audience: Faculty, Instructional Staff, Graduate Students

Overview of Canvas for Department & Course Administrators

Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 1:00 pm

This training is customized for department or course administrators to learn how to login and navigate the Canvas interface, access courses, view...

Audience: Staff

Fall '21 Course Sites are Ready

Fall 2021 course sites are ready in Canvas. The McGraw Center will continue to support teaching teams in multiple ways. Our instructional designers will offer individualized assistance and consultations;  we are hosting a number of training sessions for faculty, teaching assistants, and administrative staff; and we will also respond to questions at

Please note: In the fall semester, all courses will be on Canvas. Blackboard will no longer be available for teaching, although faculty, staff, and students will continue to have archival access to the last seven years of courses on Blackboard. Information about accessing previous courses in Blackboard can be found on OIT’s website: Blackboard Archive Mode


Faculty Spotlights

Speeding Things Up

Once you get to know your way around Canvas, the day-to-day management of a class is, at least in my experience, much smoother and quicker (than in...

Making Modules Work for You

One of my favorites is the Modules (…) a great way to organize a class.

Encouraging Interactivity

Canvas should not be thought of as a repository of materials, but as a learning system where one can present the information in a more interactive...

Working Together With Canvas

We really like the Modules (and) the ease of student submissions online.

The Importance of User-friendly Design

Canvas (has a) more user-friendly and more intuitive interface than Blackboard