Resources for Teaching and Learning

Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning promotes and develops the use of technology used in support of teaching and learning. In collaboration with Yale Information Technology Services (ITS) and Yale University Libraries, they provide services that enable faculty and students to effectively collaborate and share information through the use of technologies. Yale University Centers include the Center for Research Computing, the Marx Science & Social Science Library, StatLab, the Yale Film Archive, and the Student Technology Collaborative.

The Poorvu Center recently created a site devoted to helping develop syllabi and in partnership with the Registrar's Office has developed a syllabus template. For more information, see Writing A Syllabus.

Canvas @ Yale is a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is designed to support teaching and learning for all active courses. It includes features such as announcements, syllabi, course resources, discussion forums, assignments, online tests and quizzes, and course rosters with student photos. Course sites are automatically created for all courses listed in the University Registrar’s Office online system. Faculty and students log on to Canvas @ Yale with their Yale NetID and password. For assistance, consult Canvas @ Yale online help or email

For more information on what resources are available to instructors for teaching and learning, please contact the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.