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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 - Previewing or embedding a PDF or Word document in a Canvas Page (UW-Madison)
594232017-03-1635846
2 D2L and Moodle Retirement
783142018-06-0130276
3 Canvas - Exporting your course materials from Moodle and importing them into Canvas (UW-Madison)
598332019-02-1927270
4 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)
626302018-09-0724899
5 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
754522017-09-2514288
6 Course Dashboard - Alternative Access to Canvas
469182019-01-2514181
7 Canvas - How to add or embed a video in your Canvas course using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
629512019-06-1712874
8 Canvas - Crosslisting/Merging a Canvas Course (UW-Madison)
627772018-08-1412456
9 Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
637822018-09-0410296
10 Canvas - AlcoholEdu Course
361372018-12-1910010
11 Canvas - Enabled Application Configurations (UW-Madison)
654662019-05-209533
12 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
659842018-07-108787
13 Canvas - Importing D2L Materials to Canvas (Instructor)
589852018-07-068448
14 Canvas - What to expect when converting from Moodle to Canvas (UW-Madison)
648332019-04-177946
15 **** Canvas - Faculty Center Grade Prep Tool and Final Grade Preparation
692492018-12-217718
16 Canvas - How to Use Your Laptop or Desktop Computer to Get Video Into a Canvas Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)
711222019-05-237714
17 Canvas - Creating Video Assignments Using Kaltura
641792019-04-187380
18 Canvas - Recovering Deleted Course Content
795102018-01-237313
19 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Interacting with Kaltura Media in Canvas Presents a Message About Blocked Cookies (UW-Madison)
773422019-05-177276
20 Canvas - Course Roles and Permissions
634202019-04-157009

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