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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 - Previewing or embedding a PDF or Word document in a Canvas Page (UW-Madison)
2 Canvas - iClicker Canvas Integration (UW-Madison)
3 Canvas - Requesting a Feature
4 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
5 Canvas - Roll Call Attendance Tool - Sort Order Case Sensitive (UW-Madison)
6 Canvas - Recovering Deleted Course Content
7 Canvas - Known Issue - Course Activity Report Not Working for Sub-Account Admins
8 Canvas - Changing Your Displayed Name (UW-Madison)
9 Canvas - Adding people to a Canvas course (UW-Madison)
10 Canvas - Student Course Access and Anonymous Course Access Reports
11 Canvas - Options to Restrict Student Access (UW-Madison)
12 Canvas - How to Use Your Android or iPhone to Get Video Into a Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)
13 Canvas - How to open a Canvas file, CSCR, or Captivate module in a new tab
14 D2L and Moodle Retirement
15 Canvas - Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Course for Employees (UW-Madison)
16 Canvas - Honors Optional Course Sections
17 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
18 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
19 Canvas - External LMS Integrations (UW-Madison)
20 Canvas - Account Roles and Permissions

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