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Announcements – Unpublished Course Warning Production Environment Availability: 8/2/2023 When creating an Announcement in an unpublished course, a warning displays that notifications are not sent retroactively. This update clarifies announcement notification expectations in unpublished courses.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

Canvas Support During VCU Closure

Greetings VCU faculty, staff and students, As a reminder, Canvas 24/7 support is and will continue to be available to the VCU community while VCU is closed. We recommend reaching out to this support option for any questions that you have about Canvas, in order to guarantee the quickest turnaround time for your request. For […]

Canvas Feature Updates – October 2022

Course Settings – File Visibility Access Production Environment Availability – 10/18/2022 Instructors can customize file access in published courses. ┬áThe 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 […]

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