Canvas - Getting started with Canvas at UW-Madison (UW-Madison)

This document outlines resources on how to get started with Canvas at UW-Madison.

Please refrain from developing new CSCR modules. The university plans to replace the tool due to the potential challenges with migrating content and integrating with Canvas.

Those who wish to continue using previously developed modules may do so, but should be aware of future plans to migrate content into another authoring tool that will integrate with Canvas. Additional information regarding these plans should be available summer/fall 2017. For more information on Canvas, please see For a recommendation on what to use in the meantime, please contact your unit’s instructional technologist.

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 UW-Madison Canvas Transition Team is focused on transitioning credit-based courses to Canvas, first. The team is not yet in a position to support the transition of non-credit courses at this time. This is true regardless of whether or not the non-credit course participants have NetID’s. The Canvas Transition Team will communicate a timeline for non-credit course conversions to Canvas in early January 2017.

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 Sandbox Course Request form.

Canvas Support and Training

For information on available Canvas training resources, please see Canvas - Training Resources (UW-Madison).

Please see Canvas - How to Get Support on Canvas (UW-Madison) for details on Canvas support. For the latest updates about Canvas, please see the UW-Madison Canvas Information website.

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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Keywords:Instructure, Canvas, help, support, UW-Madison   Doc ID:62630
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:UW-Madison Canvas
Created:2016-04-11 07:05 CSTUpdated:2017-01-24 15:09 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison, UW-Madison Canvas
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