In RSSA’s inaugural year, we were able to build out four polished and professional looking courses in a matter of weeks. Our staff and graduate assistants were also very comfortable with the Canvas platform, having used it for their own courses over the years. This enabled the PennRSSA planning team to hit the ground running with minimal training. Open Canvas enables us to collaborate on our courses with partners across Penn’s campus, many of whom contribute rich content modules and live sessions (recordings of which can be posted to the site). Thus, through our Open Canvas courses, Philadelphia students are able to access people and content from every corner of the university, therein reflecting Penn’s longstanding commitment to engaging in partnership with the local Philadelphia community !