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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 […]

Canvas Feature Updates – July 2022

Assignments – Individual Student Due Date Override In the Assignments page, individual student due date overrides take priority over section and group due dates on assignments. Previously, if a student was given an individual assignment override that was within the date range for a section specific override, Canvas used the most lenient assigned dates  to […]

Canvas Feature Update – June 2022

Gradebook – Message Observers of Students Who Production Environment Availability – 6/18/2022 Instructors can include observers when sending messages from the Message Students Who link in Gradebook. This update allows instructors to collaborate with observers through targeted communication. In the Gradebook, find the assignment and click the Options icon [1]. Then click the Message Students Who link [2]. By […]

Canvas Feature Update – April 2022

Assignments – Assignment Name Label Production Environment Availability – 4/13/2022 When creating an assignment, an Assignment Name label is displayed above and in the Title field. In the Assignments Index page, click the Add Assignment button.   The Assignment Name label is displayed above and in the title field.  Late Label Color Update  Production Environment Availability – 4/13/2022 […]

Canvas Feature Update – March 2022

Rich Content Editor – Equation Editor Update Production Environment Availability – 4/1/2022 When a user creates equations in the Rich Content Editor, the Equation Editor displays an updated user interface. This change provides mobile responsiveness and enhanced user experience across Canvas courses. Watch the Rich Content Editor Equation Editor Screencast here Calendar – Event Title […]

Canvas Feature Update – February 2022

Enrollments – Custom Roles Display Updates Production Environment Availability: 2/2/2022 Custom role names display in various areas across Canvas. This change aligns the display of user roles with other areas of Canvas. This change also applies for accounts that have enabled the Profiles feature. At the account level, the User Details link for a user […]

Canvas Feature Update – January 2022

Course – Course Navigation Menu State Production Environment Availability: 1/15/2022 The expanded or collapsed state of the Course Navigation Menu persists throughout all Canvas courses. This change offers consistency with the behavior of the Global Navigation Menu and allows a user to set the state of the Course Navigation Menu. Note: The Gradebook page hides […]

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