UW-Madison Canvas adoption hits home stretch

UW-Madison is making great progress toward adapting Canvas as the single, centrally supported learning management system. The university offers over 6,000 credit-based courses, 74% of which are now being actively taught in Canvas. All credit and noncredit courses need to be moved to Canvas prior to June 1, 2018. As part of the final push, many instructors have also been contacted by DoIt Academic Support in an effort to reduce the size of their migrated courses. Please contact me ( if you have any questions about this or anything else canvas related.

Scantron scores can now be imported into Canvas gradebook

This is a reminder that Scantron exam scores can now be imported into the Canvas gradebook. The process involves three easy steps:

  1. Submit the completed Scantron exams to UW-Madison’s Testing & Evaluation (T&E) Services for scoring.
  2. Receive, download and review the results file (in a .CSV format) generated by T&E.
  3. Upload the scores to the Canvas gradebook.

Read the full instructions in this KnowledgeBase article.

Noncredit Lifelong Learning auto-registration coming in spring

The current solution for paid noncredit registration with automated LMS access (“L3”) will be extended to work in Canvas (in place of Moodle) by March 1, 2018. Some departments that need the automated solution should open their registration process for next year’s Canvas courses sooner than March 1. If your course should be included in that list, please contact Marta Studnicka ( for assistance.

To help you decide how your noncredit learners will access your Canvas course, please see this decision tree aid.

Attend a training session to learn more about Canvas

Numerous training opportunities are available on campus that cover a wide variety of topics including a general Canvas overview, getting started with developing a course, using video and digital media, asynchronous discussions, rubrics and assessment, and managing grades. See the full listing of training events to learn more, and to register.

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