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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
692492018-12-217768
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
766142018-10-032871
3 Atomic Assessments - Enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas
923992019-06-2496
4 Kaltura Capture - Installation
905302019-06-241039
5 Learn@UW - Which Should I Use? Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ultra, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts (UW-Madison)
453902019-06-2118937
6 Atomic Assessments - Getting Started with Atomic Assessments
923962019-06-2178
7 Atomic Assessments - Determining Assignment Settings
924092019-06-20113
8 Kaltura Capture - Recording your screen or webcam with Kaltura Capture from Kaltura MediaSpace
905362019-06-191684
9 Kaltura Capture - Locating the local recording files on your computer
912492019-06-19205
10 Canvas - How to add or embed a video in your Canvas course using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
629512019-06-1713022
11 Atomic Assessments - Grading Assignments
924392019-06-1767
12 Atomic Assessments - Reports and Downloading Student Responses
924582019-06-1760
13 Atomic Assessments - Creating Assignments in Canvas
924382019-06-1667
14 Atomic Assessments - Is Atomic Assessments for me?
920502019-06-16136
15 Atomic Assessments - Available Question Types
922092019-06-1678
16 Kaltura Capture - Notation Tools
905992019-06-15397
17 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
630032019-06-145500
18 Canvas and AEFIS - Using the Course Syllabus (AEFIS) Tool
790392019-06-063553
19 Canvas - Canvas Course Templates (UW-Madison)
830752019-05-301681
20 Kaltura - Recording video with Webcam Recorder in Canvas
919302019-05-29158

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