University of Wisconsin–Madison

02.05.16 Canvas with Catherine Arnott Smith

Catherine Arnott SmithCatherine Arnott Smith from the School of Library and Information Science shares how she used the Learning Management System Canvas to teach an online course.

Activity SheetNotes • Active Teaching Lab full schedule

Catherine’s Canvas Story


  • The online Canvas Community help forums are a great resource!
  • The analytic tools need work (though the Canvas Community members are creating their own solutions!).
  • Students and instructors love the look of Canvas.
  • The structure and features of Canvas help instructors improve and restructure their online course delivery (e.g. the quiz builder’s intuitive way to provide feedback on answers, and the Syllabus tool’s structuring framework).


There are extensive Canvas help resources available online, starting with these Canvas videos on doing anything:

Additional Resources




Canvas Commons



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