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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 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)
594232017-03-1645971
2 D2L and Moodle Retirement
783142018-06-0131977
3 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison
626302019-09-1827702
4 Learn@UW - Which Should I Use? Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ultra, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, Cisco Webex (UW-Madison)
453902019-09-1820862
5 Canvas - Crosslisting/Merging a Canvas Course (UW-Madison)
627772019-08-2320006
6 Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
637822019-09-0419380
7 Canvas - How to add or embed a video in your Canvas course using Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
629512019-09-0515389
8 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
754522017-09-2514649
9 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Interacting with Kaltura Media in Canvas Presents a Message About Blocked Cookies (UW-Madison)
773422019-09-0511313
10 Canvas - Enabled Application Configurations (UW-Madison)
654662019-05-2010704
11 Canvas - AlcoholEdu Course
361372019-07-1510393
12 Canvas - Recovering Deleted Course Content
795102018-01-239681
13 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
659842018-07-109636
14 Canvas - Importing D2L Materials to Canvas (Instructor)
589852019-08-098985
15 Canvas - How to Use Your Laptop or Desktop Computer to Get Video Into a Canvas Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)
711222019-05-238875
16 **** Canvas - Faculty Center Grade Prep Tool and Final Grade Preparation
692492018-12-218573
17 Canvas - Creating Video Assignments Using Kaltura
641792019-09-037998
18 Canvas - Course Roles and Permissions
634202019-07-237896
19 Canvas - How to Use Your Android or iPhone to Get Video Into a Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)
711202018-05-217856
20 Canvas - Adding people to a Canvas course (UW-Madison)
662592018-02-217568

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