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This document outlines resources for instructors 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 at https://canvas.wisc.edu.

Non-Credit Courses Available in Canvas

All non-credit courses are now available in Canvas and can be accessed by logging into https://canvas.wisc.edu. 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
692492018-12-218540
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142018-10-033188
3 Canvas - Using the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD)
908982019-09-16491
4 Canvas - Examining the New Grade Posting Policy
944432019-09-1380
5 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison
626302019-09-1227497
6 Canvas - Using the Course Summary Tool
918442019-09-12902
7 Learn@UW - Which Should I Use? Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ultra, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Cisco Webex (UW-Madison)
453902019-09-1220762
8 Canvas - Using the Rubric Importer Tool
831062019-09-121672
9 Canvas - Known Issue - External links display gray page with message "site.wisc.edu refused to connect"
941442019-09-12217
10 Kaltura Capture - Recording your screen or webcam with Kaltura Capture from Kaltura MediaSpace
905362019-09-125393
11 Canvas - Known Issue - Internet Explorer Unsupported
944402019-09-1148
12 Canvas - FAQs for Non-Credit Courses
854792019-09-091424
13 Canvas - Responding with Video in a Discussion (UW-Madison)
710992019-09-065340
14 Canvas - How Automated Course and Section Creation Works (UW-Madison)
658702019-09-054730
15 Canvas - How to add or embed a video in your Canvas course using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
629512019-09-0515279
16 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Interacting with Kaltura Media in Canvas Presents a Message About Blocked Cookies (UW-Madison)
773422019-09-0510926
17 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
630032019-09-056152
18 Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
637822019-09-0418646
19 Canvas - Creating Video Assignments Using Kaltura
641792019-09-037977
20 Kaltura - How to download a captions file from media in MediaSpace (UW-Madison)
928482019-09-03221

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