ITS Online

Welcome Faculty

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 the law directory. PennKey is used to access the wireless network, password protected sections of the law school website and the CMS, 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.

For additional security, ITS highly recommends that all staff members set up two-step verification for PennKey accounts. Go here for more information and instructions on setting up two-step verification.


Penn Law Email Address

All full-time faculty receive a full Microsoft Exchange account for email, calendar, and contacts. Your address has been created automatically and takes the form of

For more information, visit the Faculty & Staff Email Accounts 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:

Your Help Resources

Our ITS Help Online site is a one stop location for guides, links, and online training. Click Apps in the top menu to quickly get to an online resource such as Qualtrics or Canvas. The guides link will provide help documents for all of our supported products from A-Z or by category.

Faculty Purchase Policy and Recommendations: View them here

Instructional Technology

Our classrooms are well equipped. In order to use the technology, please submit media requests via the Canvas. For more information, visit the Scheduling Recordings and Media Guide.

For assistance, contact or (215) 898-9570.

The Penn Law Directory

The Penn Law Directory provides contact information for all faculty, staff, and students in the Law School.

Please update your information in the Law Directory using the Update My Information section.

Contact Information

For Canvas, general inquiries, or immediate assistance:
ITS Help Desk
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
(215) 898-2589

For all Classroom and Instructional Technology requests, including training and scheduling media for classrooms:
ITS Media
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
(215) 898-9570

Kay McDonnell Assistant Dean & CIO
(215) 898-2527

Latest Tips

  • Please review our instructions carefully. ITS will also have a pop-up Help Desk at the Clock April 17, 19 and 20 from noon-1pm for students who need help.
  • The Box team recently announced a new and improved, more personalized user experience with interface changes and backend improvements. Read on for more details