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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.

Plans for Non-Credit Courses

The UW-Madison Canvas Transition Team is focused on transitioning credit-based courses to Canvas, first. The team is not yet in a position to support the transition of non-credit courses at this time. This is true regardless of whether or not the non-credit course participants have NetIDs. The Canvas Transition Team will communicate a timeline for non-credit course conversions to Canvas in early 2017.

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.

Canvas Support and Training

For information on available Canvas training resources, please see Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison).

Please see Canvas - How to Get Support on Canvas (UW-Madison) for details on Canvas support. For the latest updates about Canvas, please see the UW-Madison Canvas Information website.

Moving to Canvas from D2L

Moving to Canvas from Moodle

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)
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2 Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)
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3 Canvas - Logging onto the Canvas website (UW-Madison)
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4 Canvas - Exporting your course materials from Moodle and importing them into Canvas (UW-Madison)
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5 Canvas - What to Expect When Converting from D2L to Canvas (UW-Madison)
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6 Canvas - Exporting your course materials from D2L and importing them into Canvas (UW-Madison)
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7 Canvas - How to Get Support on Canvas (UW-Madison)
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8 Canvas - Video Assignments using Kaltura (UW-Madison)
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9 Canvas - You receive a "Failed to Log In" message on canvas.wisc.edu (UW-Madison)
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10 Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
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11 Canvas - General tips and issues for instructors for moving to Canvas from another learning management system (UW-Madison)
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12 Canvas - Enabled Application Configurations (UW-Madison)
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13 Canvas - How to Embed Kaltura Media in Canvas (UW-Madison)
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14 Canvas - Tips and issues for instructors moving from D2L to Canvas (UW-Madison)
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15 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
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16 Canvas - Tips and issues for instructors moving from Moodle to Canvas (UW-Madison)
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17 Canvas - What to expect when converting from Moodle to Canvas (UW-Madison)
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18 Canvas - Crosslisting/Merging a Canvas Course (UW-Madison)
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19 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
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20 Canvas - UW-Madison Canvas Organizational Roles (UW-Madison)
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