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Canvas Feature Updates – August 2023

Announcements – Unpublished Course Warning Production Environment Availability: 8/2/2023 When creating an Announcement in an unpublished course, a warning displays that notifications are not sent retroactively. This update clarifies announcement notification expectations in unpublished courses. Announcements – Editing an Announcement Warning Production Environment Availability: 8/2/2023 When editing an Announcement, a warning displays that the user […]

Canvas Feature Updates June 2023

Gradebook – View Gradebook Menu Location and Name Update Production Environment Availability: 6/7/2023 When instructors switch between Gradebooks, the View Gradebook Menu displays to the left of the page. Additionally, the main Gradebook is renamed Traditional Gradebook. Previously when switching between gradebooks, the View Gradebook Menu displayed on the right of the page. The View […]

Canvas Feature Updates May 2023

Rich Content Editor – Drag and Drop or Paste Multiple Files Production Environment Availability: 5/10/20923 In the Rich Content Editor, users can drag and drop or paste multiple files. Additionally, users can paste multiple files in the Rich Content Editor. This change allows users to quickly and efficiently add files in the Rich Content Editor.  […]

Canvas Feature Updates April 2023

Gradebook – Sort Assignments by Excused Submissions and Unposted Grades Production Environment Availability – 4/12/2023 In the Gradebook, instructors can sort individual assignment columns and rows by excused submissions and unposted grades. This update provides instructors with more sorting options and improves efficiency when working in Gradebook columns. To sort submissions by Excused or Unposted […]

Canvas Feature Updates March 2023

Rich Content Editor -RCE Supports Pasting and the Drag and Drop of Content Production Environment Availability – 3/1/2023 The Rich Content Editor (RCE) supports pasting and the drag and drop of content. Students can copy and paste an image from a browser or photo viewing app in the RCE. Also, users can copy an image, […]

Canvas Feature Updates January 2023

Gradebook – Missing Status Keyboard Shortcut Production Environment Availability: 1/4/2023 In SpeedGrader, to update an assignment’s status to Missing, enter MI or mi and press enter or click in another area of the page. This update saves instructors time in marking assignments as missing. In the Gradebook, entering MI or mi updates the status of […]

Canvas Feature Updates – November 2022

Rich Content Editor – External Link Icon, Download File Icon, Focus Ring Around Content Match Link Color The external link icon and download file icon that appear next to external links and files match the link color. Additionally, the focus ring that displays when tabbing through content matches the link color in the institution’s theme. […]

Canvas Feature Updates – October 2022

Course Settings – File Visibility Access Production Environment Availability – 10/18/2022 Instructors can customize file access in published courses.  The Files drop-down menu allows instructors to set the file visibility access to the Course, Institution, or Public. When files are uploaded, the file visibility matches the course default setting unless visibility is otherwise specified in […]

Canvas Feature Updates – September 2022

Calendar – Edit Event Start and End Time Drop-Down Menu Update Production Environment Availability – 9/14 2022 When editing a calendar event, the start and end time drop-down menus have been updated to include 5-minute intervals. Previously, the drop-down menu displayed in 30-minute increments. This update utilizes InstUI for creating calendar events, Instructure’s internal design […]

Canvas Feature Updates – August 2022

Calendar – Edit Event Start and End Time Drop-Down Menu In the Calendar, when editing an event, the start and end time fields have been updated to include a drop-down menu. When editing an event, to view the drop-down menu, click the Start Time and End Time fields. This update utilizes InstUI for creating calendar events, Instructure’s internal design […]

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