Category Archives: News

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 non-credit (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 […]

Transitioning non-credit courses to Canvas

Up to this point, UW‐Madison’s adoption of Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system (LMS) for face-to-face courses, as well as online and blended course delivery, has been focused on credit-based courses. Yet, the university also relies on its LMS to deliver specific non-credit courses that fit into the following categories: Lifelong learning […]

UW-Madison position on Canvas Commons

The transition to Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system (LMS) brings about the need for a common “learning object repository.” The sponsors of the Canvas transition effort want to ensure that campus’ needs for such a repository are met. Given the importance of such a tool, the sponsors and the Canvas Transition […]

Canvas courses top 1,000; transition schedule by semester and unit (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 units are moving to Canvas Focused transition support is now being offered to groups of schools, colleges, institutes, divisions and departments (SCIDDs) on a semester basis. The transition schedule was developed based […]

Notification about CSCR and Canvas

UW-Madison’s transition to Canvas comes with considerable advantages, and a few challenges. A significant advantage is that Canvas is Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) compliant. This enables Canvas to seamlessly connect with web-based, externally hosted applications. However, some applications currently used on campus are not LTI-compliant and will need to be replaced or updated. One such […]