Category Archives: News

How faculty and instructors should prepare for the retirement of D2L and Moodle

This message is specifically intended for faculty and instructors of credit and noncredit courses. Soon we will be retiring D2L and Moodle. We hope by now you have converted whatever content and information you need from those systems, and have either uploaded it into Canvas or have downloaded it into your own storage. On June […]

UW-Madison Canvas adoption hits the home stretch

UW-Madison is making great progress toward adopting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system. All credit and noncredit courses that are not part of a functional gaps project need to be moved to Canvas prior to June 1, 2018. This will enable the campus to take the necessary steps to discontinue current campus support […]

When courses need to be moved to Canvas; noncredit and feature 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). When do your courses need to be moved to Canvas? All credit and noncredit courses need to be moved to Canvas prior to June 1, 2018. This will enable the campus to take the […]

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. […]