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 your email, 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, all faculty are required to set up two-step verification for their PennKey account. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the Faculty & Staff Email Accounts page.
Canvas is the online Learning Management System used at Penn Law. 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
See our detailed guide on remote teaching at https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/remote-teaching/
Student Guide: Connecting Remotely/How to Attend Classes Online Using Zoom: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/remote-learning/
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
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 email@example.com or (215) 898-9570.
Other Web Resources
A few other web resources that may helpful to you.
- On the Docket: Submit a message for the daily announcement emails.
- Qualtrics Survey Tool: Create surveys for feedback and RSVPs.
- U@Penn Employee Portal (Login using Pennkey): Access info about employee resources. View, enroll in, and change health and retirement benefits.
- Penn Directory: Update your listing in the Penn directory.
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.
Acceptable Use Policy
The University of Pennsylvania makes computing resources available to faculty, students, staff, registered guests, and the general public to support the educational, research and service missions of the University. Please familiarize yourself with Penn’s Acceptable Use Policy.
For Canvas, general inquiries, or immediate assistance:
ITS Help Desk
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Urgent request? Please call us at 8-2589!
For all Classroom and Instructional Technology requests, including training and scheduling media for classrooms:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Kay McDonnell Assistant Dean & CIO