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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 **** Pressbooks - Requesting an account and resources to get started (UW-Madison)
868042018-11-04144
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142018-10-032123
3 Storyline - Known Issue - Grade Auto-sync Doesn't Work
877552018-11-1410
4 Canvas - Known Issue - Updating a SCORM module (UW-Madison)
773212018-11-131533
5 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
630032018-11-124340
6 Canvas - How to Embed Kaltura Media in Canvas (UW-Madison)
629512018-11-129207
7 Canvas - Known Issue - Plain Text Files Not Displaying Correctly in Preview or SpeedGrader
819932018-11-12536
8 Canvas - Enabled Application Configurations (UW-Madison)
654662018-11-127573
9 Pressbooks - Adding other users to your Pressbook (UW-Madison)
868142018-11-0485
10 Pressbooks - Creating a Pressbook (UW-Madison)
868092018-11-0487
11 Canvas - Canvas Course Templates (UW-Madison)
830752018-11-04315
12 Canvas - "Failed to Log In" Error
629762018-10-307031
13 Canvas - Official Syllabus Tool - Known Issues
870792018-10-2687
14 Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
787612018-10-264496
15 Canvas - Editing the Official Syllabus (Instructor)
790392018-10-262395
16 Canvas - File Storage and Quotas in Canvas (UW-Madison)
665262018-10-233983
17 Canvas - Known Issue - Students Can't View Embedded Images
861272018-09-28232
18 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura Interactive Video Quiz as an Assignment (UW-Madison)
664222018-09-272831
19 Canvas - Requesting Test Student Accounts
851382018-09-20243
20 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)
626302018-09-0720961

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