GEOG 485:
GIS Programming and Software Development

Learning Environments


Course Website and Canvas

Registered students in the online Penn State courses that use this text need to navigate between several environments in the World Wide Web. These include:

  • Course Website: The course website consists of lessons, each including pages of text, graphics, and activities. Activities prompt readers to explore selected websites, to download data and/or software, or other adventures. Registered students may also be prompted to navigate to Canvas to take practice quizzes and graded quizzes.
  • Canvas: Penn State's enterprise course management system. In Canvas, registered students consult course calendars, communicate with instructors and fellow students, submit project reports, receive individual project critiques from instructors, take online quizzes and a final exam, and check assignment scores and course grades.

Note that a link to Canvas appears in the main menu above. In Canvas, registered students will find links back to this course website under the Modules tab.

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Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs is available at the Geospatial Education Program Office.