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Canvas :: Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison

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 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 Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Grassblade Updates and Changelog
2 Atomic Assessments - Creating Assignments in Canvas
3 Atomic Assessments - Determining Assignment Settings
4 Atomic Assessments - Enabling Atomic Assessments in Canvas
5 Atomic Assessments - Getting Started with Atomic Assessments
6 Atomic Assessments - Grading Assignments
7 Atomic Assessments - Is Atomic Assessments for me?
8 Atomic Assessments - Reports and Downloading Student Responses
9 Canvas - "U Got This!" Course
10 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
11 Canvas - Accessing Kaltura Media (UW-Madison)
12 Canvas - Account Roles and Permissions
13 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura Interactive Video Quiz (IVQ) as an Assignment
14 Canvas - Adding people to a Canvas course (UW-Madison)
15 Canvas - AEFIS Syllabus Tool - Known Issues
16 Canvas - AlcoholEdu Course
17 Canvas - Automatic Course Creation Schedule
18 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
19 Canvas - Canvas Course Templates (UW-Madison)
20 Canvas - Changing Your Account for the Google Drive Integration

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