Using Study.Net

This article describes how to use Study.Net to make copyrighted materials available to your students.


Although students access Study.Net materials through Canvas, Study.Net is a separate service  that manages the delivery of copyrighted materials. Materials provided by Study.Net should not appear in any files section, but can be accessed using the "Study.Net" link in the left navigation bar.

Linking to Study.Net materials

You can link assignments directly to Study.Net files in the Canvas Rich Content Editor, as demonstrated:

Downloading/Printing Study.Net materials

Students can download readings individually by clicking the reading title. 

Alternatives to Study.Net

A licensed web-based copy of certain articles may already exist in one of the Lippincott Library's databases. The Lippincott librarians can help you link to articles, both in licensed databases and in publications whose full text is hard to locate from general web searches. 

You may also use Penn Library Course Reserves to distribute materials in the Library's databases via Canvas. Contact Lippincott Reserves with a complete list of course readings.

Uploading other articles into Files

Redistributing certain classes of electronic documents, such as Harvard cases, is expressly forbidden by existing licensing agreements between Penn and the publisher.

The Courseware team cannot advise on whether or not it is permissible to upload an article you already have as a file, and Canvas cannot clear copyright for you. For general advice, consult Penn's Policy on Unauthorized Copying of Copyrighted Media. Additionally, the School of Arts and Sciences hosts a site about copyright and digital media in education.