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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

Non-Credit Courses Available in Canvas

All non-credit courses are now available in Canvas and can be accessed by logging into 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 - Examining the New Grade Posting Policy
2 Canvas - Known Issue - Internet Explorer Unsupported
3 Canvas - Known Issue - Cannot Browse for Images to Insert to Course Summary
4 Canvas - Known Issue - External links display gray page with message " refused to connect"
5 Canvas - Known Issue - Course Summary Edits Load to Wrong Course
6 Canvas - Frequently Asked Questions for Students
7 Canvas - Accessing Your TurnItIn Similarity Report (Student)
8 Turnitin - Getting Started with Turnitin at UW-Madison
9 Canvas - Getting Started with Analytics Beta
10 Learn@UW Request Forms
11 Canvas - Changing Your Account for the Google Drive Integration
12 Kaltura - How to download a captions file from media in MediaSpace (UW-Madison)
13 Kaltura - Using Kaltura course media galleries and analytics in Canvas
14 MyUW - Using the Courses App
15 Canvas - Status of the Syllabus Tool at UW-Madison
16 Kaltura - Recording video with Webcam Recorder in Canvas
17 Canvas - Using the Course Summary Tool
18 Canvas - Quizzes.Next Status at UW-Madison
19 Kaltura Capture - Locating the local recording files on your computer
20 Kaltura - Recording video with Webcam Recorder in MediaSpace

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