IDEA Courseware

Let us help

Are you looking to:

  • Get help designing a course?
  • Increase student engagement?
  • Get support with a teaching project?
  • Receive guidance for anything else related to teaching or learning?

Send us an email & let’s get started. Learn about the IDEA Courseware Policies.

Request a Canvas Site and/or Licensed Content

Each semester for each course, you’ll want to complete our Courseware Request Form to ask for a Canvas Site set up, course copy, and/or inclusion of and Libraries at UPenn licensed content.

The other form to complete for each class is the Teaching Technology Preparation Survey, which directs information to a different Courseware team to assist with in the physical classroom support and Class Recordings/Panopto folder set up.


We facilitate various training sessions for Faculty, Staff, and Teaching Assistants (TAs/GAs). We would love for you to join us!

Faculty Webinar Series

Each semester we offer several one-hour webinars, usually on Fridays at noon, related to hybrid and online teaching at Wharton. This training is primarily for faculty and staff, but we also welcome TAs. New webinar sessions are announced through our blog and Canvas Global Announcements.

Canvas Basics

Our Canvas experts facilitate this training series at the beginning of each semester, hosted at a variety of dates/times. The training addresses an overview of communicating with students in Canvas, using Speedgrader and the gradebook, and working with assignments. Also, we’ll provide tips on Canvas user settings to be aware of as a teaching team member. This training is primarily intended for TAs, but we also welcome faculty and staff. New webinar sessions are announced through our blog and Canvas Global Announcements.


By request, faculty can coordinate to meet with one of our staff members. Often during these consultations, we provide informal training on Canvas use, accessibility, and learning tools & platform functionality.

Review of Courses

Accessibility & Accommodations

Ensure your Canvas site and teaching materials are accessible to students with disabilities with a review from our team’s experts. We can help identify and fix accessibility issues, as well as show you some simple ways to check your slides, readings, assignments, and videos so they can be utilized by students with disabilities. We can also help you set up extra time accommodations for exams.

Copyright Content Audit

Faculty members have the opportunity to request a course review to ensure their class content adheres to fair use and copyright laws. Our licensed content team will audit the course materials to verify proper licensing and compliance. To initiate a review, email us ( with “copyright audit” in the subject line at least two months in advance of the course launch.

 IDEA Courseware Team

M-F: 9am – 5pm ET
 IDEA Courseware Blog

About Us

As part of the IDEA (Instructional Designers and Educational Architects) Department, Courseware partners with Wharton faculty in using technology that facilitates exceptional teaching and learning. Our team includes Instructional Design, Licensed Content, and Instructional Technology experts. Together, we provide a variety of consultation, review, and training services.

Meet us & read our bios!