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APA Style

Materials on Canvas

Use the proper APA citation for any materials that are posted to Canvas by your instructor.

For example, if your instructor posts a peer-reviewed article to Canvas, then use the format for citing a journal article.

If you need help creating the proper APA for Canvas materials, please contact a Lynn Librarian

PowerPoint Posted on Canvas

Author(s). (Year). Name of slide deck in italics [PowerPoint slides]. Canvas. 


Farazmand, F. (2020). Public sector [PowerPoint slides]. Canvas. 

In-text citation: (Farazmand, 2020)

  • If the slides come from a classroom website, learning management system (e.g., Canvas), or company intranet and you are writing for an audience with access to that resource, provide the name of the site and its URL (use the login page URL for sites requiring login).
  • If the audience for which are you writing does not have access to the slides, cite them as a personal communication.

Learn more on APA Style about how to cite PowerPoints available online from a non-Canvas source.  

To cite a Cengage Group PowerPoint that does not list an author by name:

Cengage Group. (Date). Title in italics and sentence case [PowerPoint slides]. 

Lecture notes in Canvas and outside Canvas

Author(s) Lastname, First intial. (Year, Month Day). [Lecture notes on subject covered]. Department name, school name. URL of material

Example for Lynn Canvas material: 

Norcio, R. (2021). [Lecture notes BUS 311 course outline]. College of Business and Management, Lynn University. 

In-text citation: (Norcio, 2021)

Example from Outside Lynn Canvas: 

Jerison, D. (2006, September 14). [Lecture notes on chain rule, and higher deriatives]. OpenCourseWare, MIT.

In-text citation: (Jerison, 2006)