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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 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
692492019-12-059464
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142019-09-273570
3 Kaltura/Canvas - Known Issue - Enabling third party cookies: viewing Kaltura media in Canvas displays message about browser cookies issue
773422019-12-0415571
4 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
630032019-12-046769
5 Canvas - AEFIS Syllabus Tool - Known Issues
870792019-12-031649
6 Canvas - Requesting Access for External Users
662022019-12-027254
7 Canvas - "U Got This!" Course
788912019-11-261532
8 AEFIS - Exploring the TA Dashboard (TA)
945792019-11-26151
9 Kaltura - Using Kaltura course media galleries and analytics in Canvas
926822019-11-251090
10 Canvas - How to add or embed a video in your Canvas course using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
629512019-11-2517568
11 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura video quiz as a Canvas course assignment
664222019-11-254526
12 Atomic Assessments - Accessibility & Usability Guide for Instructors
946422019-11-22106
13 Canvas - Examining the Grade Posting Policy
944432019-11-21460
14 Canvas Commons - Requesting and Managing a Group
906312019-11-18661
15 Using the Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD)
908982019-11-151271
16 Learn@UW Request Forms
934592019-11-13382
17 Canvas - Getting Started with New Analytics
935942019-11-06482
18 Canvas - Student Course Access and Anonymous Course Access Reports
753742019-11-062928
19 Canvas - Using the Rubric Importer Tool
831062019-11-052205
20 Canvas - Parent App
796662019-11-041205

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