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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:

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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2 *** Canvas - Known Issues & Workarounds
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3 PLANNED OUTAGE: Kaltura Offline Aug 24-26
849202018-08-1645
4 Canvas - Crosslisting/Merging a Canvas Course (UW-Madison)
627772018-08-145192
5 Canvas - Using the Official Syllabus Tool
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6 Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
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7 Canvas - Rubric Importer (UW-Madison Instructors)
831062018-08-0759
8 Data Retention and Emergency Data Requests for D2L and Regular Moodle Courses
820542018-07-31583
9 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)
626302018-07-2417064
10 Canvas – Violence Prevention for Graduate and Professional Students
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11 Canvas - External LMS Integrations (UW-Madison)
700882018-07-161950
12 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
659842018-07-104578
13 Canvas - Importing D2L Materials to Canvas (Instructor)
589852018-07-067077
14 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
803802018-06-29509
15 Canvas - Requesting Access for External Users
662022018-06-293553
16 Canvas - Honors Optional Course Sections
831342018-06-21128
17 Canvas - Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Course for Employees (UW-Madison)
739902018-06-134042
18 Canvas - Considerations Before Transitioning to Canvas (UW-Madison)
678772018-06-053949
19 D2L and Moodle Retirement
783142018-06-0117389
20 Canvas - How to open a Canvas file, CSCR, or Captivate module in a new tab
771022018-05-21868

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