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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

Non-Credit Courses Available in Canvas

All non-credit courses are now available in Canvas and can be accessed by logging into 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 monthly. 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
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
3 Canvas - Known Issue - Roll Call Unable to Track Attendance Across Sections
4 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
5 Canvas - Configuring Brain Atlas
6 Learn@UW Request Forms
7 Atomic Assessments - Accessibility & Usability Guide for Instructors
8 Canvas - Getting Started with Analytics Beta
9 Data Retention and Emergency Data Requests for D2L and Regular Moodle Courses
10 Canvas - Student Course Access and Anonymous Course Access Reports
11 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
12 Canvas - Known Issue - Students Can't View Embedded Images
13 Canvas - Requesting to Have a Course Deleted
14 Canvas - Honors Optional Course Sections
15 Kaltura Capture - Lab or Departmental Deployment
16 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
17 Canvas - Early Access / Extending Course Access (UW-Madison)
18 Canvas - Options to Restrict Student Access (UW-Madison)
19 Canvas - Requesting a Feature
20 Canvas - How to Use Your Android or iPhone to Get Video Into a Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)

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