Category Archives: News

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 […]

Faculty Center Grade Prep Tool available

For instructors and instructional staff using Canvas this semester, the Learn@UW-Madison team will offer the Faculty Center Grade Prep tool to help submit final grades to the Faculty Center during the final grading period from December 15-29. Read more.

Submitting final grades; non-credit and spring courses (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). Total courses using Canvas to date Through November, for the fall 2016-17 term, there are 705 credited-based courses active in Canvas, with 827 instructors, affecting over 20,000 students. In comparison, Desire2Learn has approximately 2,024 […]

Canvas spring courses and support strategy (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 credit-based courses now available Spring credit-based courses are now available in Canvas. Courses can be accessed by logging into the Learn@UW Course Dashboard. In the dashboard, there will be links to both Canvas […]

Canvas use jumps for fall semester (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 jumps to over 660 credit-based courses Of UW-Madison’s roughly 6,630 credit-based courses, over 660 are now using Canvas. These courses are led by more than 740 faculty and instructional staff, and engage […]

UW-Madison makes progress toward adopting Canvas

Early adopters of Canvas will be using the learning management system (LMS) in a few hundred credit-based courses this fall. “While this represents just a fraction of the courses taught at UW-Madison,” said Steven Cramer, vice provost for teaching and learning, “this marks the beginning of the university’s shift toward one LMS.” All credit-based courses […]

Use of Canvas growing on campus (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). Over 220 UW-Madison courses using Canvas Canvas will be used in over 220 credit-based courses this fall. Sixty-eight of those courses were previously using D2L; 29 were using Moodle; 49 of them were either […]

Canvas training sessions starting in August (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 training sessions starting in August Register now for one or more of the upcoming Canvas presentations and training sessions. Additional training sessions will be offered throughout the fall semester. Canvas Demonstration: What is […]