University of Wisconsin–Madison

Beginning-of-Semester Teaching Resources

Re-issue your courses for the Spring

Save time by reissuing your Canvas course from a previous semester.

3 Easy Steps to Re-issue your Canvas Course

Zoom For Teaching and Learning

Use Zoom to meet with classes, groups of students, and hold office hours, as well as record course content for students to watch and learn from, this can offer more flexibility for their schedules, careful re-watching, and mental health. Here are tips on using Zoom for better learner experience: UW–Madison Zoom Tips & Training. Log into your UW-Madison Zoom Dashboard for more settings than are available in Canvas.

Wrong Canvas Role? Contact your Department Administrator

Instructors of courses need to be in courses correctly in the Student Information System, which is updated by your Department Admin.

If individuals need to be added to a course for non-instructional purposes, contact Teaching and Learning Support

Updates and New Information

  • Spring 2022 Instruction Guide

    As we prepare to resume more typical campus operations this fall, including offering primarily in-person instruction, the university continues to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines and recommendations. We are committed to providing safe, effective and engaged instruction and learning.

  • 2022 Spring Instructors’ Memo from the Office of the Dean

    To all WSB Instructors from Joann Peck, Associate Dean of Teaching Innovation and Assessment. Regarding: Teach Spring 2022 – Resources, Support, and Policies. Preparation Checklist for ALL Spring Instructors.

  • Reminder: Syllabus Requirements for 2022

    A reminder of Course Syllabus Requirements in 2022: review new syllabus requirements on the campus website, safety guidelines, learning outcomes, send final revised syllabus, syllabus compliance reviews, textbook information

Timely Teaching Posts

  • Improve Course Inclusion with NameCoach in Canvas 

    “Taking the time to learn and correctly pronounce a person’s name is one simple — and important — way to respect and honor their identity,” says Gabe Javier, associate vice chancellor for student affairs in the areas of identity and inclusion.

  • WSB Video Assets for Instructional Materials

    WSB branded video assets distinguish WSB videos from other content with which students interact. Adding branding to videos and other media adds value to your course, reinforces pride in our institution, and amplifies the WSB brand. Download Instructional Video Assets Branded video assets include a short intro and outro to bookend your videos, UW crest…

  • Preparing for the First Day of Class

    Look through this list of considerations to prepare for the first day of your classes. Consider your Module 0, class schedule, communicating with students, and additional software requirements for your class

Teaching and Learning Support

Teaching and Learning Support is here to help you develop, improve, and troubleshoot your course curriculums.  As you have questions or challenges email teaching@wsb.wisc.edu

AEFIS Evaluations

Fall 2021 course sections SET survey results are now available to instructors in AEFIS.

Find out more about the WSB pilot Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) survey.