Canvas is an online learning platform used to deliver online courses and enhance traditional, face-to-face, and blended courses. Canvas provides "anytime, anywhere" access to course materials, such as syllabi, readings, and multi-media files, as well as course tools for online submissions, online quizzes, and grades.
All current students, teaching faculty and instructional staff automatically have an account on Canvas. You can login to your Canvas account using your UW-Whitewater Net-ID.
Did you receive an awesome response from Canvas Support? Or were you wishing that they would have provided additional information? We review all Canvas support interactions on a regular basis – and we want to make sure you get the support and answers you need! Submit your feedback by using the Vendor Support Feedback form.
Canvas has a robust technical support service that includes 24 / 7 / 365 toll-free hotline and live online chat interactions. Please use this for all Canvas questions.
Are you a new Canvas Instructor? Start out with the guides below to get started!
Self-paced asynchronous online training is available for both staff and students.
Occasionally face-to face trainings and online are available for instructors. To see if there are currently any trainings available that might meet your schedule, please check the UW-Whitewater sign-up tool.
The Canvas Community has a large number of guides available for accomplishing various tasks.
This application is designed to provide you an estimate on how well your Desire2Learn course will migrate into Canvas. These estimates were developed based on testing performed by the UW-System Migration team along with feedback from UW-Madison.
To access the application, login with your Net-ID and Password at: http://dl.uwsa.edu.
Our friends at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Superior put together this diagram to help explain the way the commonly used tools are related to each other. View Canvas Tool Relationship Diagram.
As part of our initial course content migration testing, we have developed an FAQ around some of the general questions that came up in our testing. View Course Content Migration FAQ.
|External Tool||Status||Helpful Information|
|Cengage||Complete||Instructor Guide for MindTap Integration in Canvas|
|Cerego||Complete||Adding Cerego to Canvas LMS|
|Films on Demand||Complete||Films On Demand Canvas App Overview|
|Macmillan Learning||Complete||Contact 24/7/365 Support to request this in your course.|
|McGraw Hill||Complete||Contact 24/7/365 Support to request this in your course.|
|Pearson||Complete||Contact 24/7/365 Support to request this in your course.|
|Poll Everywhere||In Process|
|RealizeIt||Complete||Contact 24/7/365 Support to request this in your course.|
|Respondus (Lockdown Browser, Monitor, Studymate)||Complete|
|Scantron Class Climate||Complete|
|Turning Point 8||Complete||Create Link to Turning Point Device Registration|
|Turnitin Plagiarism Framework
||Complete||Creating Assignments / Instructor Help
Viewing Reports / Student Help
|Wiley Plus||Complete||Contact 24/7/365 Support to request this in your course.|
|W.W. Norton - Inquisitive||Complete|
Instructure’s Canvas platform provides the foundation for our UW System Digital Learning Environment (DLE), a federated, online environment that includes services and tools purposefully brought together to support the needs of teaching and learning in all modes (i.e., face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and fully-online). The DLE challenges the traditional role of an LMS as “the” platform for managing course documents, quizzes, videos, and the like. By shifting our perspective from an LMS-based content platform, to a “digital environment” that creates information we can act upon, UW System can then realize the many benefits of an interoperable suite of services and tools that allow us to maximize student access and success.
For more information on the UW-System Vision see: Digital Learning Environment Transformation Project.
UW-Whitewater has three “instances” of Canvas, which we have deployed to meet specific use cases listed below. Using the instances, we are able to better organize and meet the needs of the UW-Whitewater campus. Regardless of what instance your course is on, there will be no visible change for the user – you can always access all of these courses by logging in at http://www.uww.edu/canvas.
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