Online assistance for Canvas from Wharton Computing's Courseware Team

Meet the Team and Discover New Services

Consult With Our Specialists

The IDEA Courseware Team ( has added a new full-time staff specialist and can now offer several different types of consultation appointments to Wharton faculty:

Staff specialist Teaching-related area of interest

Linda J. Lee,
Instructional Design Project Leader

Instructional design of course activities, assessments and grading

Abhi Hendi,
Instructional Technology Project Leader

Instructional technology solutions, new and improved uses of classroom tools and class recordings

Ellen Rhudy,
Instructional Design Project Leader

[NEW FOR 2017-18] Structuring and revising course content for maximal impact

Behind the scenes:

  • Neil McGarry continues as our LMS Service/Support Administrator and will continue to handle many Canvas site setups and support questions.
  • Rob Ditto, Technical Director, leads this expanded team. During 2017 he is completing a transition away from personally supporting these platforms, and toward strategic staff and project management.

As always, please contact the team email  ( to request a consultation, Canvas setup, or support with using teaching tools.

New Features and Tools Debuting Fall 2017

  • Add interactive quizzes within your video course content through new tools from PlayPosit.
  • Keep a set of related Canvas sites in sync with Blueprint Courses.
  • On your mobile device, send course announcements, change due dates or grade assignments using the brand-new Canvas Teacher App for iOS or Android.
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