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D2L to Canvas transition

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Current Status: As the Fall Semester is coming to an end, we have a few exciting Canvas updates to share!

  • Grade Transfer to WINS. eGrading is now available for Canvas which will allow you to automatically send your final grades to WINS. For step by step instructions, see
  • Canvas course navigation bar will be receiving an update. Starting December 26th instructors will be able to add Discussions (this allows students to see discussion alerts) and People (this allows students to self-enroll in groups) as course navigation items, as well as remove Syllabus and Collaborations if they are not used.
  • Winterim and Spring Courses are now available inside of Canvas. As a reminder, there is no more course request process with Canvas. All courses will be automatically created inside of Canvas. If you teach the same course every semester, you may see two courses that look alike. On the dashboard, you will also see the course term listed. This will help you locate the correct course.
  • Winterim Workshops. Want to learn more about Canvas? Join us at one of our online or face-to-face workshops this winter! Signup at:
  • Course Combinations. Do you want to combine multiple sections of the same course into a single Canvas course? Follow the steps in the Cross-Listing/Merging Canvas Courses guide. If you need to combine courses that you are not the teacher for or if you have any questions please contact Canvas support.
  • Tips and Tricks. We have collected some tips and tricks from your colleagues to help you setup your courses in Canvas. Take a look at them here:
  • UW-System wants your feedback. In order to better understand your experience with the Digital Learning Environment this fall, please provide UW-System with your feedback. Please follow this link and complete the Survey by December 21st 2018:
Please remember to reach out to Canvas 24/7/365 Support for all issues.

If you have any questions or concerns about the transition, please reach out to the UW-W Learning Technology Center.

Latest Transition News

  • Canvas Workshops – Summer 2020
    During the Summer of 2020, the LTC will be offering opportunities to make simple changes to your courses to improve the canvas exerance for you and your students, and to dig deeper into Canvas features.  For self guided assistance, please …
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  • Canvas Update (05/16/2020)
    On Saturday, May 16, Instructure will deploy the latest release to the Canvas environment.  The highlights of this release are listed below.  The full release notes are also available. Course Settings – Link Validator Celebration: Instructors will be able to turn on …
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  • 2020 Cisco/Presidio Teaching with Technology Honorarium Recipient: Dr. Eric Loepp
    The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center is proud to award the inaugural Cisco/Presidio Teaching the Technology Honorarium to Dr. Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor in the Political Science department. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Loepp on this honor!
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From your Colleagues

Over the last few years, the UW-Whitewater campus had the chance to conduct, and evaluate, a few pilots using Canvas. These pilots allowed UW-Whitewater instructors to use Canvas in their courses. In the video below, see what some of your colleagues who took part in these pilots thought about the educational opportunities offered by Canvas!

Project Timeline

The interactive timeline below contains a high level plan for the migration project. Items that are being worked by various UW-System teams are prefixed with "UW-System" and displayed in red. Items that are being working on by UW-Whitewater are prefixed with "UW-Whitewater" and displayed in purple.  If you have questions on any of the items below, please contact the Learning Technology Center (