Course Dashboard - Getting Started (UW-Madison)

What is the Learn@UW Course Dashboard?

The Learn@UW Course Dashboard is a consolidated list of all your UW-Madison credit, non-credit, continuing education, and employee training courses that use the Canvas online platform. It’s important to remember that not all instructors use Canvas for their courses.

The Learn@UW Course Dashboard is located at

How is the Course Dashboard organized?

The Dashboard places all of your courses into one of three categories: Current, Past or Future. Within the three categories there are sub-categories grouping classes by type and semester. For example, ongoing courses (which may not match the typical semester start and end dates) have their own sub-category within Current, and all Past courses are listed by semester.

If you are a student, you will only be able to see courses that are active and that you have access to (typically only Current courses). Instructors will see all courses in which they are enrolled (Current, Past and Future).

I'm a student. Why can't I see one of my courses in the Course Dashboard?

Not all instructors use Canvas, and some instructors might not have yet activated their Canvas courses for student access. Check with your instructors for details on their use of Canvas. Additionally, if you recently registered for the course, your access to the Canvas course may not be available until the next business day. Contact the DoIT Help Desk if you need further assistance.

I'm an instructor. Why don't I see one of my courses listed?

Likely you are not listed as the instructor of record in the course guide. Check with your curricular representative.

I manage many courses for my department. How does the Course Dashboard affect my access?

The Course Dashboard only shows courses in which you are enrolled. If you have access to courses through another mechanism (for example, if you are a Canvas Subaccount Administrator), you will not be able to access all of your courses through the Dashboard. Instead, you should log into Canvas directly by clicking the Direct access to Canvas button on the right side of the Dashboard or by navigating to

How do I return to the Course Dashboard after I’ve visited a course?

Clicking a link in the Course Dashboard will launch your course in a new browser window or tab. To return to the Course Dashboard, simply return to the original browser window or tab in which you had the Course Dashboard open.

Where do I go for Help?

If you have any difficulty with the Course Dashboard, including not seeing a course that is active and you are enrolled in, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

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Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2014-08-13 10:04 CDTUpdated:2019-07-03 09:25 CDT
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