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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
692492019-10-078798
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142019-09-273324
3 Canvas - Known Issue - Roll Call Unable to Track Attendance Across Sections
949272019-10-1138
4 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
754522019-10-0914877
5 Canvas - Configuring Brain Atlas
878132019-10-09637
6 Learn@UW Request Forms
934592019-10-09206
7 Atomic Assessments - Accessibility & Usability Guide for Instructors
946422019-10-0974
8 Canvas - Getting Started with Analytics Beta
935942019-10-09228
9 Data Retention and Emergency Data Requests for D2L and Regular Moodle Courses
820542019-10-082860
10 Canvas - Student Course Access and Anonymous Course Access Reports
753742019-10-082667
11 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
789112019-10-086078
12 Canvas - Known Issue - Students Can't View Embedded Images
861272019-10-082487
13 Canvas - Requesting to Have a Course Deleted
901082019-10-08553
14 Canvas - Honors Optional Course Sections
831342019-10-08780
15 Kaltura Capture - Lab or Departmental Deployment
908892019-10-08706
16 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
803802019-10-071259
17 Canvas - Early Access / Extending Course Access (UW-Madison)
764522019-10-072229
18 Canvas - Options to Restrict Student Access (UW-Madison)
772132019-10-072489
19 Canvas - Requesting a Feature
765792019-10-071568
20 Canvas - How to Use Your Android or iPhone to Get Video Into a Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)
711202019-10-078141

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