Instructors encouraged to move noncredit courses to Canvas

The following message was sent from Steve Cramer, UW-Madison Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning, to UW-Madison instructors and support staff on Friday, Sept. 29:

Dear Colleagues,

This announcement is for instructors and support staff responsible for noncredit lifelong learning or compliance courses at UW-Madison. All noncredit courses can now transition to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). We strongly encourage you to make the move as soon as possible and have provided further instructions on how to do so below.

As you know, UW-Madison is currently transitioning all courses to Canvas and will discontinue campus support for D2L (Learn@UW) and Moodle by June 30, 2018. Everyone using D2L or Moodle must move to Canvas before the end of June.

To begin migrating your noncredit courses, please request a Canvas course by completing this form. Within 48 business hours, you will receive an email stating that a Canvas course shell has been created for you. The message will also include basic instructions on how to migrate your course content. If you are responsible for multiple noncredit courses, please submit a separate request for each one.

We recommend that you immediately begin to build and test your course content in Canvas. You are responsible for moving all content and adapting it in Canvas. You may direct your learners to Canvas at a later date. For more information, visit There are a number of support resources available to you including:

Please contact Learn@UW Madison Support with any questions or concerns regarding this migration. For Canvas technical support, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

If you or your colleagues would like to stay informed about noncredit Canvas developments, simply send an email to Subscribers will receive updates.


Lifelong Learning Migration Co-sponsors

Steven Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Jeffrey Russell, Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning and Dean, Division of Continuing Studies

Compliance Training Migration Co-sponsors

Laurent Heller, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

Michael Lehman, Interim Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer