Using Safari with learning tools

This article describes how to make Safari work with Canvas learning tools.

Privacy and Learning Tools

Learning tools approved at Wharton or Penn for use inside a Canvas site have been reviewed for compliance with the University's privacy guidelines. Each of these tools will never contain advertising and will only track your usage while working with that specific tool.  However, content and privacy settings in the Apple Safari browser include features which sometimes treat learning tools as "third-party" content. You may need to change these settings in order to use Safari to access these tools.

Changing Settings for macOS

  • On a laptop  or other computer running macOS:
    • Go to Safari > Preferences  > Privacy.
    • Make certain Block all cookies is not turned on. 
    • If you had previously chosen Prevent cross-site tracking, Safari should prompt you to allow tracking of tools linked from Canvas. But if such prompts don't appear, or ForClass shows a login screen, turn off Prevent cross-site tracking. (For Wharton users, no separate login to ForClass is required.)
  • Related information from Apple Support (including illustrated steps for making changes described above):

Changing Settings for Mobile Devices

  • On an iPhone, iPad or other mobile device running iOS:
    • Go to Settings > Safari.
    • Make certain Block all cookies is not turned on. 
    • If you had previously chosen Prevent cross-site tracking, Safari should prompt you to allow tracking of tools linked from Canvas. But if such prompts don't appear, or ForClass shows a login screen, turn off Prevent cross-site tracking. (For Wharton users, no separate login to ForClass is required.)
  • Related information from Apple Support: