Canvas @ Princeton

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Canvas is a robust and intuitive online platform for teaching and learning (also known as a Learning Management System or LMS). Starting in the Spring of 2020, it will gradually replace our longstanding LMS, Blackboard. The transition will be complete in the Spring of 2022.

The adoption of Canvas, with its powerful capabilities, marks an exciting new chapter for teaching and learning at Princeton. We feel confident that Canvas not only offers a more user-friendly experience for students, staff, and faculty, but that its tools and features can expand learning activities, improve assessment strategies, and provide new opportunities for collaboration. We hope this change will spark valuable conversations around teaching and enhance pedagogical innovations on our campus.




Saturday, May 30, 2020

The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning has created a Princeton-specific guide to Canvas for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and...

Saturday, May 30, 2020

We are in the process of building course sites for Fall 2020.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Getting Started With Canvas

Mon, Jul 6, 2020, 2:00 pm

In this 90 minute session you will learn the basic functionalities of a Canvas course site.  We will begin with course navigation, managing course...

Audience: Staff, Graduate Students

Assessing Students in Canvas

Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 9:00 am

In this 90 minute session, you will learn how to create assignments and quizzes, build and integrate rubrics, use the SpeedGrader, and manage the...

Audience: Staff, Graduate Students

Introduction to Canvas for Department Administrators

Mon, Jul 13, 2020, 9:00 am

In this 1 hour session, department (or course) administrators will learn how to login and navigate the Canvas interface, access courses, view...

Audience: Staff