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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 **** Pressbooks - Requesting an account and resources to get started (UW-Madison)
2 *** Canvas - Known Issues and Workarounds (UW-Madison)
3 Storyline - Known Issue - Grade Auto-sync Doesn't Work
4 Canvas - Known Issue - Updating a SCORM module (UW-Madison)
5 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
6 Canvas - How to Embed Kaltura Media in Canvas (UW-Madison)
7 Canvas - Known Issue - Plain Text Files Not Displaying Correctly in Preview or SpeedGrader
8 Canvas - Enabled Application Configurations (UW-Madison)
9 Pressbooks - Adding other users to your Pressbook (UW-Madison)
10 Pressbooks - Creating a Pressbook (UW-Madison)
11 Canvas - Canvas Course Templates (UW-Madison)
12 Canvas - "Failed to Log In" Error
13 Canvas - Official Syllabus Tool - Known Issues
14 Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
15 Canvas - Editing the Official Syllabus (Instructor)
16 Canvas - File Storage and Quotas in Canvas (UW-Madison)
17 Canvas - Known Issue - Students Can't View Embedded Images
18 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura Interactive Video Quiz as an Assignment (UW-Madison)
19 Canvas - Requesting Test Student Accounts
20 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)

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