ITS Online

Welcome Adjuncts

The Law School Information Technology Services (ITS) department welcomes you to Penn Law. We have a broad range of computing, media, and network resources available. This page is intended to provide you with the technical information to get started.

Your Accounts at Penn Law: LawKey & PennKey

LawKey and PennKey are the computing logins used at the Law School. LawKey is used to access the classroom computers and some Penn Law web resources. PennKey is used to access myCourrses/Canvas LMS, the wireless network and library databases (among other University resources). Both usernames are the same, but they need to be activated separately and we recommend you pick different passwords for each.

You should have received an activation link and activation code from ITS. Once your computing logins have been created and activated, you may access the following resources.

Your Help Resources

Our ITS Help Online site is organized based on your affiliation with the Law School. Visit the blog homepage and click on Adjuncts to see all of your resources. You should pay special attention to the New to Penn Law section at the top of the page.

Penn Law Email Address

All Adjuncts, Lecturers, and Visitors receive a Penn Law email address (username@law.upenn.edu) that forwards to their personal or work email account (e.g. Gmail). We do not provide full email accounts, we only provide a forwarding address.

For more information, visit the Adjuncts: Email Forwarding Account page.

Canvas LMS

This Fall we are using a new learning management system called Canvas. Canvas has great features for posting course materials, communicating and interacting with your students and providing class and student calendars.  You can also use this site to access your course photo roster, create an online seating chart, schedule appointments with students, create surveys/quizzes, and download a grading sheet.

Getting Started in Canvas: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/canvas/getting-started

Instructional Technology

Our classrooms are well equipped. In order to use the technology, please submit media requests via the Course Portal.

For more information, visit the Scheduling Recordings and Media Guide.

For assistance, contact itsmedia@law.upenn.edu or (215) 898-9570.

Personal Laptops

If you are interested in using your personal laptop at the Law School, you will need to preapre it to connect to our network. Access to the wirless internet requires a PennKey. If you have not set yours up, please contact us at itshelp@law.upenn.edu.

Visit the Prepare Your Laptop guide to get your laptop ready.

Contact Information

For Canvas and general training needs:

ITS Help Desk
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
itshelp@law.upenn.edu
(215) 898-2589

For all classroom and instructional technology requests:

ITS Media Available during class times and scheduled events
itsmedia@law.upenn.edu
(215) 898-9570

Kay McDonnell Assistant Dean & CIO
kay@law.upenn.edu
(215) 898-2527

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