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Canvas Feature Updates – April 2024

Mobile – Mobile Offline Support Production Environment Availability: 4/20/2024 The Mobile offline mode feature option is available to admin allowing students to sync course content to view as read-only when offline. Note: As instructors develop course content, it is essential to carefully consider the origin of visual elements or links associated with the material. This […]

Canvas Feature Updates – March 2024

Rich Content Editor- Canvas Media Right-Click Update Production Environment Availability: 3/14/2024 When right-clicking on media in the Rich Content Editor, the options to download media, open media in a new tab, and copy the media address are removed from the menu. This update enhances the security of Canvas media, increasing the level of difficulty for […]

Canvas Feature Updates – January 2024

Calendar – Event Times can be Input Manually Production Environment Availability: 1/17/2024 When creating or editing an event, users can manually input event times. Additionally, the time increments in the drop-down menu are changed to 15 minute increments. This update provides users the option to create time frames outside of the default 15 minute increment […]

Canvas Feature Updates – October 2023

Rich Content Editor – Color Gradients in the Accessibility Checker Production Environment Availability: 10/11/2023 The Rich Content Editor Accessibility checker does not inspect color gradients when checking contrast requirements. This update improves accuracy of the checker by reducing the occurrence of inaccurate errors. New Quizzes – Locked Quiz Details Production Environment Availability: 10/11/2023 When viewing […]

Revolutionizing Course Management: Ellucian ILP Meets Canvas

In collaboration with Administrative Systems & the Registrar’s office, we are thrilled to announce a significant enhancement to our Canvas Learning Management System that will revolutionize the way we manage course data and student information. Starting with the Spring 2024 semester, we will be implementing the Ellucian Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) to seamlessly integrate our […]

Canvas Feature Updates – September 2023

Outcomes – Question Bank Alignment Calculation Update Production Environment Availability: 9/13/2023 The Average Alignment per Calculation is updated to count question bank alignments as a single alignment regardless of the number of questions. Also, question banks and rubrics are not calculated in the assessable artifact calculations as they must be added to artifacts in order […]

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 Third Party Tool Removals: May 2024

The Learning Systems team carried over a number of Third Party Tools available institution-wide in Blackboard to Canvas in 2020. This carryover effort was made to ensure continuity for the VCU community during a transitory period.  For a list of these tools, please see: https://go.vcu.edu/canvas-tools We have since re-evaluated the number of tools installed at […]

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.  […]

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