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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.

Plans for Non-Credit Courses

The Canvas Transition Team is beginning to move non-credit, UW-Madison courses from D2L and Moodle to Canvas. 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 onboarding 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.

Moving to Canvas from D2L

Moving to Canvas from Moodle

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 - File Storage and Quotas in Canvas (UW-Madison)
665262017-03-163229
2 Canvas - How Automated Course and Section Creation Works (UW-Madison)
658702017-03-162676
3 Canvas - What to expect when converting from Moodle to Canvas (UW-Madison)
648332017-03-165879
4 Canvas - Logging onto the Canvas website (UW-Madison)
626292017-03-1612724
5 Canvas - Previewing or embedding a PDF or Word document in a Canvas Page (UW-Madison)
594232017-03-1613503
6 Canvas - Moodle to Canvas Conversion Chart (UW-Madison)
663512017-03-163021
7 Canvas - Exporting your course materials from Moodle and importing them into Canvas (UW-Madison)
598332017-06-0919092
8 Canvas - iClicker Canvas Integration (UW-Madison)
667852017-06-191943
9 Canvas - You receive a "Failed to Log In" message on canvas.wisc.edu (UW-Madison)
629762017-07-175456
10 Canvas - Requesting a Feature
765792017-09-22734
11 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook
754522017-09-257018
12 *** Canvas - Known Issues & Workarounds
766142017-10-131595
13 Canvas - Adding a Kaltura Interactive Video Quiz as an Assignment (UW-Madison)
664222017-10-132406
14 Canvas - Known Issue - Updating a SCORM module (UW-Madison)
773212017-10-16995
15 Canvas - Known Issue - SCORM module doesn't play correctly (UW-Madison)
773152017-10-171003
16 Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison)
637822017-10-206719
17 Canvas - Tips and issues for instructors moving from Moodle to Canvas (UW-Madison)
598572017-11-014138
18 Canvas - Roll Call Attendance Tool - Sort Order Case Sensitive (UW-Madison)
782622017-11-22648
19 Canvas - Calculating Final Grades
789112017-12-271062
20 Canvas - Overview of the Official Syllabus Tool
787612018-01-052465

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