Remote Learning Guidance for Students

 In this guide:

Preparing for Online Learning - Equipment Recommendations

Please review our equipment list/recommendations for remote learning.

How to Access Canvas

Canvas is Penn Carey Law’s Learning Management System (LMS). It serves as a hub for all of your course related applications and materials. You will also be able to access Zoom sessions directly from your course’s Canvas site. Please see our Canvas Guides for students. Login to the Canvas LMS with your PennKey username and password at

Activate your Penn Zoom Account

All students should activate their Penn Zoom account. This is a fully licensed account on Penn’s enterprise instance. More information at Students who are attending class via Zoom will be required to be logged into their Penn Zoom account before accessing the Zoom class link in Canvas.

How to Attend Classes Online using Zoom

Our detailed guide covers how to prepare and test your setup beforehand, how to access Zoom sessions for classes/office hours, use participation tools, and troubleshoot issues.

Accessing Class Recordings

Videos will appear on Canvas 2-3 hours after recording. Recorded lectures and Zoom classes will both appear in the “Panopto Recordings” tab of your course Canvas pages. Please note, though, that videos will not appear instantaneously; there will be a delay of 2-3 hours between the recording time and the time that they are available for you to view.



Zoom Help. If you are experiencing issues like latency, frozen screens, poor quality audio, or meetings disconnecting, please review Zoom’s troubleshooting guide at

Have Questions or Need Help?

Please contact ITS at or call 215-898-2679. You can also contact us via online chat - Chat with ITS Help.


  • All students can setup a fully licensed Zoom account. More Info.


  • Teams is available for all students. Communicate through chat, online meetings, and calls. Collaborate together with integrated Office 365 apps. More Info.


Tips for Internet Access:

  • City of Philadelphia - Staying Connected During COVID-19 Guide.

  • Comcast announced that Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. They are also offering deals on Wifi.