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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 Canvas Transition Team is beginning to move non-credit, UW-Madison courses from D2L and Moodle to Canvas. 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 onboarding 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.

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 - Honors Optional Course Sections
831342018-06-2168
2 Data Retention and Emergency Data Requests for D2L and Regular Moodle Courses
820542018-06-07487
3 Canvas - Known Issue - Plain Text Files Not Displaying Correctly in Preview or SpeedGrader
819932018-05-01230
4 Canvas - Giving and Finding Feedback (Student)
819662018-05-01403
5 Canvas - Automatic Course Creation
819052018-05-02287
6 Canvas - Known Issue - Students Cannot See Published Pages
809662018-03-28347
7 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
803802018-06-29449
8 Canvas - Known Issue - Course Activity Report Not Working for Sub-Account Admins
801852018-02-19573
9 Canvas - Parent App
796662018-01-31824
10 Canvas - Using the Official Syllabus Tool
790392018-05-211405
11 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
789112017-12-271062
12 Canvas - "U Got This!" Course (UW-Madison)
788912018-05-21517
13 Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
787612018-01-052465
14 D2L and Moodle Retirement
783142018-06-0114985
15 Canvas - Roll Call Attendance Tool - Sort Order Case Sensitive (UW-Madison)
782622017-11-22648
16 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Previewing Embedded Kaltura Media and Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) using Canvas's "Student View" Function Does Not Work (UW-Madison)
773472018-05-211565
17 Canvas/Kaltura - Known Issue - Interacting with Kaltura Media in Canvas Presents a Message About Blocked Cookies (UW-Madison)
773422018-05-212642
18 Canvas - Known Issue - Updating a SCORM module (UW-Madison)
773212017-10-16995
19 Canvas - Known Issue - SCORM module doesn't play correctly (UW-Madison)
773152017-10-171003
20 Canvas - Options to Restrict Student Access (UW-Madison)
772132018-05-211240

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