GEOG 487
Environmental Challenges in Spatial Data Science

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 content 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 course management system. In Canvas, registered students consult course calendars, communicate with instructors and fellow students, receive instructions for project assignments, submit project reports, receive individual project critiques from instructors, take online quizzes and a final exam, and check assignments scores and course grades.

Note that a link to Canvas appears in the menu above. In Canvas, registered students will find a link back to the course text under each chapter's Module.

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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.