Canvas @ Princeton

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The McGraw Center has developed resources for teaching and learning online. You can find them by going to McGraw’s website: 

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. Please note our updated implementation schedule

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.


Monday, Nov 2, 2020

Spring '21 course sites will be ready by November 6th, 2020. Student enrollment will be added early December.  

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...

Upcoming Training Sessions

Introduction to Canvas for Department Administrators

Tue, Dec 1, 2020, 2:00 pm

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

Audience: Staff

Assessing Students in Canvas

Wed, Dec 2, 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: SCAD/DCS, Staff, Graduate Students

Using Panopto with Zoom in Canvas

Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 12:00 pm

In this 1-hour session we provide an overview of how you can use Panopto with Zoom in your Canvas courses.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

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