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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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1 **** Canvas - Faculty Center Grade Prep Tool and Final Grade Preparation
692492018-12-216689
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142018-10-032445
3 Storyline - Canvas test student account can't view ACAR Storyline material in Canvas
879632019-02-18171
4 Storyline - Known Issue - Grade Auto-sync Doesn't Work
877552019-02-18201
5 Canvas - Giving and Finding Feedback (Student)
819662019-02-052011
6 Data Retention and Emergency Data Requests for D2L and Regular Moodle Courses
820542019-02-051198
7 Canvas - UW Libraries Research Guides in Canvas (UW-Madison)
760562019-02-011279
8 Canvas - Known Issue - Students Can't View Embedded Images
861272019-01-25786
9 Canvas - Troubleshooting Brain Atlas Configuration
878132019-01-25174
10 Canvas - How to Find Canvas Course Number
748762019-01-251597
11 Canvas - Early Access / Extending Course Access (UW-Madison)
764522019-01-251207
12 Top Hat - Syncing Rosters and Grades with Canvas (UW-Madison)
753892019-01-251861
13 Canvas - Official Syllabus Tool - Known Issues
870792019-01-22431
14 Canvas - Requesting Access for External Users
662022019-01-144876
15 Canvas - Course Roles and Permissions
634202019-01-086242
16 Canvas - AlcoholEdu Course
361372018-12-199748
17 Canvas - "U Got This!" Course
788912018-12-19927
18 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
789112018-12-192809
19 Canvas - Violence Prevention Course for Graduate & Professional Students
657982018-12-192757
20 Canvas - Known Issue - Plain Text Files Not Displaying Correctly in Preview or SpeedGrader
819932018-12-03838

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