Remote Learning Guidance for Students
In this guide:
- Equipment Recommendations
- Canvas LMS
- Activate your Penn Zoom Account
- How to Attend Classes online using Zoom
- Accessing Class Recordings
Please review our equipment list/recommendations for remote learning.
Canvas is Penn 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 https://canvas.law.upenn.edu.
All students should activate their Penn Zoom account. This is a fully licensed account on Penn’s enterprise instance. More information at https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/zoom. 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.
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.
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 https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362463-Wireless-WiFi-Connection-Issues.