Princeton’s new Syllabus Library
May 6, 2021

We are excited to launch a Syllabus Library for students, faculty and staff at Princeton! The syllabus library is integrated with Canvas and is also accessible directly on this page. 

The syllabus library fulfills several important purposes:

First, the syllabus…

Summer Courses on Canvas
April 20, 2021

If you are teaching a summer course, your Canvas site is now ready. If you do not see the course site on your dashboard, please contact us at [email protected]

Access to Canvas Courses for Non-Enrolled Students
Jan. 28, 2021

By default all Canvas courses are visible to all Princeton students during the first 2 weeks of classes. We recommend that faculty invite students to participate in “live” Zoom class sessions while following 

Canvas Updates for Spring 2021
Jan. 8, 2021

The following features and tools have been updated in Canvas for the spring '21 semester:

Add Misc. Course Participants: This tool, available in the lefthand navigation bar in all Canvas courses, allows users to grant Canvas course site access to individuals who are not formally affiliated with the course. Please see …

Update to Ed Discussion
Dec. 19, 2020

We have updated Ed Discussion to LTI 1.3 which allows for the roster in Ed to be synched with the Canvas roster. The update removed Ed temporarily from the left navigation menu. To bring it back in, please go to Settings and then Navigation and drag Ed Discussion up to the unhidden field.    

Information about Spring Courses
Nov. 2, 2020

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

Faculty teaching in Canvas this spring will still need to use Blackboard to submit their book lists to Labyrinth (all Canvas sites will also have Blackboard sites). Canvas sites will have a Reading List link in the menu that…

Field Guide to Canvas at Princeton
May 30, 2020

The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning has created a Princeton-specific guide to Canvas for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and administrators. It will give a quick and broad overview of Canvas' features and tools.


Canvas Course Sites for Fall 2020
May 30, 2020

We are in the process of building course sites for Fall 2020. If you are teaching on Canvas, you'll receive a notification from one of McGraw's instructional designers when your course site is ready. If you have questions about the status of your site, please email

Librarians at PUL Help Implement Canvas
Feb. 19, 2020

As Princeton gradually transitions from Blackboard to Canvas, Princeton University Library is exploring ways to connect library resources and services to the new learning management system.

This semester, a small group of faculty began using Canvas as a pilot. Library staff members are continuously helping the early adopters by…

Undergraduate Students Weigh In
Dec. 12, 2019

During three meetings this fall, the Undergraduate Student Advisory Group has discussed the needs and challenges undergraduates might experience related to their course work, and how the purposeful implementation of Canvas can address them. Chaired by Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director at the McGraw Center, the …