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Canvas and Study.Net


Here are some general guidelines to help you understand the different types of course content that are stored in Canvas versus Study.Net. Although you can and should access Study.Net through Canvas, it is actually a separate service  - Study.Net is the company that Wharton has partnered with to manage the delivery of copyrighted materials.

As a general rule of thumb, you should check Canvas daily for updated course materials, whereas Study.Net is typically only updated at the beginning of each semester.

Time limits for access to course materials vary: for Canvas you may be able to access your course materials until 6 months after you graduate; for Study.Net, course materials are generally available for up to 90 days after the course ends. Faculty have the option to limit time periods that materials are available, so if you think you want copies of your materials it's best to download them by the end of the course.



  • Class slides
  • Syllabi
  • Assignments
  • Online Discussions
  • Faculty Communication
  • Other just-in-time, non-copyrighted course materials


  • Copyrighted materials like cases, book chapters, and articles
  • Large collections of class readings (e.g., course packs)
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