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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 Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Grassblade Updates and Changelog
901952019-03-11209
2 Atomic Assessments - Available Question Types
922092019-06-1434
3 Atomic Assessments - Creating Assignments in Canvas
924382019-06-1414
4 Atomic Assessments - Determining Assignment Settings
924092019-06-1423
5 Atomic Assessments - Enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas
923992019-06-1436
6 Atomic Assessments - Getting Started with Atomic Assessments
923962019-06-1425
7 Atomic Assessments - Grading Assignments
924392019-06-1416
8 Atomic Assessments - Is Atomic Assessments for me?
920502019-06-1486
9 Canvas - "U Got This!" Course
788912018-12-191093
10 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
659842018-07-108768
11 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
630032019-06-145434
12 Canvas - Account Roles and Permissions
854472018-09-05961
13 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura Interactive Video Quiz (IVQ) as an Assignment
664222019-05-283541
14 Canvas - Adding people to a Canvas course (UW-Madison)
662592018-02-216702
15 Canvas - AEFIS Syllabus Tool - Known Issues
870792019-05-09809
16 Canvas - AlcoholEdu Course
361372018-12-1910002
17 Canvas - Automatic Course Creation Schedule
819052019-03-271187
18 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
789112018-12-194923
19 Canvas - Canvas Course Templates (UW-Madison)
830752019-05-301614
20 Canvas - Changing Your Displayed Name (UW-Madison)
660032018-02-213766

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