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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 https://canvas.wisc.edu.

Non-Credit Courses Available in Canvas

All non-credit courses are now available in Canvas and can be accessed by logging into https://canvas.wisc.edu. 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)
594232017-03-1645971
2 Canvas - iClicker Canvas Integration (UW-Madison)
667852017-06-193234
3 Canvas - Requesting a Feature
765792017-09-221492
4 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
754522017-09-2514648
5 Canvas - Roll Call Attendance Tool - Sort Order Case Sensitive (UW-Madison)
782622017-11-221411
6 Canvas - Recovering Deleted Course Content
795102018-01-239681
7 Canvas - Known Issue - Course Activity Report Not Working for Sub-Account Admins
801852018-02-191673
8 Canvas - Changing Your Displayed Name (UW-Madison)
660032018-02-214195
9 Canvas - Adding people to a Canvas course (UW-Madison)
662592018-02-217568
10 Canvas - Student Course Access and Anonymous Course Access Reports
753742018-05-022564
11 Canvas - Options to Restrict Student Access (UW-Madison)
772132018-05-212417
12 Canvas - How to Use Your Android or iPhone to Get Video Into a Discussion Reply (UW-Madison)
711202018-05-217856
13 Canvas - How to open a Canvas file, CSCR, or Captivate module in a new tab
771022018-05-212024
14 D2L and Moodle Retirement
783142018-06-0131974
15 Canvas - Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Course for Employees (UW-Madison)
739902018-06-135982
16 Canvas - Honors Optional Course Sections
831342018-06-21714
17 Canvas - Known Issue - Large Enrollment Gradebook Slowness
803802018-06-291192
18 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
659842018-07-109636
19 Canvas - External LMS Integrations (UW-Madison)
700882018-07-163819
20 Canvas - Account Roles and Permissions
854472018-09-051428

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