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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 - Known Issues & Workarounds
766142017-10-131911
2 Canvas - Requesting Test Student Accounts
851382018-09-20119
3 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)
626302018-09-0718819
4 Canvas - FAQs for Non-Credit Courses
854792018-09-06145
5 Canvas - Using the Official Syllabus Tool
790392018-09-062084
6 Canvas - Known Issue - Extra Sections in Honors Courses
854842018-09-0686
7 Canvas - Course Roles and Permissions
634202018-09-055060
8 Canvas - Account Roles and Permissions
854472018-09-05103
9 Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
637822018-09-047883
10 Canvas - Crosslisting/Merging a Canvas Course (UW-Madison)
627772018-08-146359
11 Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
787612018-08-073921
12 Canvas - Rubric Importer (UW-Madison Instructors)
831062018-08-07170
13 Data Retention and Emergency Data Requests for D2L and Regular Moodle Courses
820542018-07-31761
14 Canvas – Violence Prevention for Graduate and Professional Students
657982018-07-172299
15 Canvas - External LMS Integrations (UW-Madison)
700882018-07-162161
16 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
659842018-07-104933
17 Canvas - Importing D2L Materials to Canvas (Instructor)
589852018-07-067330
18 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
803802018-06-29607
19 Canvas - Requesting Access for External Users
662022018-06-293912
20 Canvas - Honors Optional Course Sections
831342018-06-21254

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