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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:

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.

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 - General tips and issues for instructors for moving to Canvas from another learning management system (UW-Madison)
2 Canvas - Changing Your Displayed Name (UW-Madison)
3 Canvas - How Automated Course and Section Creation Works (UW-Madison)
4 Canvas - File Storage and Quotas in Canvas (UW-Madison)
5 Canvas - Moodle to Canvas Conversion Chart (UW-Madison)
6 Canvas - Logging onto the Canvas website (UW-Madison)
7 Canvas - Responding with Video in a Discussion (UW-Madison)
8 Canvas - Previewing or embedding a PDF or Word document in a Canvas Page (UW-Madison)
9 Canvas - What to Expect When Converting from D2L to Canvas (UW-Madison)
10 Canvas - What to expect when converting from Moodle to Canvas (UW-Madison)
11 Canvas - Crosslisting/Merging a Canvas Course (UW-Madison)
12 Canvas - About the SCORM tool in Canvas (UW-Madison)
13 Canvas - Exporting your course materials from Moodle and importing them into Canvas (UW-Madison)
14 Canvas - iClicker Canvas Integration (UW-Madison)
15 Canvas - You receive a "Failed to Log In" message on (UW-Madison)
16 Canvas - External LMS Integrations (UW-Madison)
17 Canvas - Exporting your course materials from D2L and importing them into Canvas (UW-Madison)
18 Canvas - UW-Madison Canvas Organizational Roles (UW-Madison)
19 Canvas - Requesting a Feature
20 Canvas - Importing Scantron Test Scores into the Gradebook

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