Category Archives: News

Noncredit moves to Canvas; Notification, Scheduler and Scantron updates (News Digest)

This news digest is part of a regular series of updates about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Canvas use quadruples in a year Canvas is being used to deliver nearly 2,400 courses this fall. This compares with just 660 last fall. About 3,300 instructors and 38,000 students are engaged with Canvas. […]

UW-Madison Canvas transition enters its final year (News Digest)

This news digest is part of a regular series of updates about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Learn when your unit is moving to Canvas A number of units transitioned to Canvas last spring, and the rest are planning to move this fall and spring 2018. See the transition timeline to […]

Learn more about Canvas before classes begin

There are several great opportunities to learn more about Canvas before classes officially begin. For beginners looking for a technical introduction to Canvas, or more experienced users looking for ways to save time and enhance student learning, the Canvas Transition Team offers a variety of workshops to fit multiple needs. See the full calendar of August events, or […]

Canvas Content Authoring Working Group Recommendation Report Update – Phase 2

The Learn@UW-Madison Executive Committee is sponsoring working groups to address two main functional gap areas in Canvas, as compared to Moodle and D2L. The gaps involve quizzing capabilities and content authoring tool functionality. The groups made recommendations at the end of 2016 with the plan to continue their research into the spring semester of 2017. […]

Canvas Quizzing Working Group Recommendation Report Update – Phase 2

The Learn@UW-Madison Executive Committee is sponsoring working groups to address two main functional gap areas in Canvas, as compared to Moodle and D2L. The gaps involve quizzing capabilities and content authoring tool functionality. The groups made recommendations at the end of 2016 with the plan to continue their research into the spring semester of 2017. […]

Canvas Use Reaches 35 Percent

UW-Madison is currently transitioning to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). The plan is to adopt Canvas as the single, centrally supported LMS, and to discontinue campus support for D2L and Moodle by 2018. The university offers over 6,000 credit-based courses, 35% of which are now being actively taught in Canvas. Canvas has many benefits […]

Collecting feedback on support; summer training opportunities (News Digest)

This news digest is part of a regular series of updates about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Canvas trainings available throughout summer A variety of demonstrations, webinars and training sessions will be offered throughout the summer. Offerings include “What is Canvas?,” “Getting Started with Canvas,” and “Managing Grades in Canvas.” Check […]

Need to learn Canvas? We can help (News Digest)

This news digest is part of a regular series of updates about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Summer and fall 2017 courses available in Canvas Canvas course shells are now available for summer and fall 2017 credit-based courses. Course rosters will be updated every four hours. Not all departments have assigned […]

Spring semester progress, Commons and noncredit (News Digest)

This news digest is part of a regular series of updates about UW-Madison’s transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Spring semester progress A number of campus units are well on their way to migrating a majority, if not all, of their courses to Canvas this spring. In addition to support from both local […]