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This document outlines resources on how to get started with Canvas at UW-Madison.

Credit-based Courses Available in Canvas

All credit-based courses are now available in Canvas and can be accessed by logging into the Learn@UW Course Dashboard. Faculty and instructional staff should contact the designated instructional technology point-person for their school or college to help plan for their transition to Canvas.

Non-Credit Courses Available in Canvas

All non-credit courses are now available in Canvas and can be accessed by logging into the Learn@UW Course Dashboard. This includes courses in the following areas:

  • Lifelong learning (enrichment or professional training) courses for external audiences
    Employee/Staff onboarding and training courses
  • Large‐scale training and compliance courses for employees
  • Large‐scale compliance courses for students

For questions about Lifelong Learning (enrichment or professional training) courses for external audiences to Canvas, please contact:

For questions about transitioning employee/staff on-boarding and training courses, large-scale training and compliance courses for employees, and large-scale compliance courses for students, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

Request a Canvas Sandbox Course

Canvas sandbox courses are available for those who wish to experiment with Canvas and begin designing courses in the meantime. Requests can be submitted through the Canvas Course Request form. Information on the automatic creation of Course Guide courses in Canvas is available in Canvas - How Automated Course and Section Creation Works (UW-Madison)

Canvas Support and Training

For information on available Canvas training resources, please see Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison).

For Canvas support, please see Get Help from DoIT. For the latest updates about Canvas, please see the UW-Madison Canvas Information website. We also encourage you to use the UW-Madison Canvas Community.

Canvas System Requirements and Supported Browsers

Canvas Release Schedule

Instructure releases updates to Canvas every three weeks. Please see "Canvas Release Notes" for information on new releases. New releases also generally contain a short video summarizing changes in a release. Check the release notes often to stay informed on bug fixes or new features coming to Canvas.


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1 **** Canvas - Faculty Center Grade Prep Tool and Final Grade Preparation
692492018-12-218009
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142018-10-032990
3 Canvas - Course Roles and Permissions
634202019-07-237258
4 Canvas - Requesting Test Student Accounts
851382019-07-23721
5 Course Dashboard - Alternative Access to Canvas
469182019-07-2314280
6 Atomic Assessments - Reports and Downloading Student Responses
924582019-07-18133
7 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura Interactive Video Quiz (IVQ) as an Assignment
664222019-07-183744
8 Atomic Assessments - Is Atomic Assessments for me?
920502019-07-17222
9 Canvas - "U Got This!" Course
788912019-07-151190
10 Canvas - AlcoholEdu Course
361372019-07-1510146
11 Canvas - Violence Prevention Course for Graduate & Professional Students
657982019-07-153080
12 Atomic Assessments - Determining Assignment Settings
924092019-07-05224
13 Canvas - Changing Your Account for the Google Drive Integration
928522019-07-0388
14 Kaltura - How to download a captions file from media in MediaSpace (UW-Madison)
928482019-07-0370
15 Learn@UW - Which Should I Use? Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ultra, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Cisco Webex (UW-Madison)
453902019-07-0319450
16 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison
626302019-07-0125444
17 Atomic Assessments - Creating Assignments in Canvas
924382019-07-01174
18 Atomic Assessments - Grading Assignments
924392019-07-01151
19 Atomic Assessments - Enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas
923992019-07-01194
20 Canvas - How to add or embed a video in your Canvas course using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
629512019-06-2613748

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