Canvas Release Notes (2018-09-15)

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Upcoming Canvas Changes

 

October 6: Non-Scoring Rubrics Feature Option Enforcement

On October 6, the Non-Scoring Rubrics feature option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to all users. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Release: Non-Scoring Rubrics.

 

October 27: Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement

On October 27, the Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option will be enabled for all Canvas institutions and applies to Canvas admins. For details about this feature, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-07-14).

 

In this Canvas release (September 15), Gradebook CSV import files support updates for custom columns. The SpeedGrader sidebar includes a link to export submission comments as a PDF when the assignment is visible to students. Conferences supports WebRTC web screen sharing for presenters and HTML5 participant conference viewing in mobile browsers.

 

In the admin Permissions page, long role names in the table headers include a tooltip for viewing the entire role name, and the permissions sidebar displays the full name of the user role. The Permissions page also includes a new permission for creating discussions in a course.

 

For all users, the default course color hex values in the Calendar and Card View Dashboard have been updated to display a color contrast of 3:1 for the default Canvas interface. Greek, Hungarian, and Ukrainian have been added as available languages for all users in Canvas.

 

Settings

  • For institutions using Profiles, instructors can note the date a student last attended a course in the Profiles page.

 

Feature Options

  • For institutions using Anonymous Grading, DocViewer supports annotated comments in anonymously graded assignments.
  • For institutions using the New Gradebook, the Student Name Secondary Info column can be filtered by integration ID. Additionally, section filtering is synced with SpeedGrader.
  • For institutions using Moderated Grading, moderators can access student SpeedGrader submission by clicking student names, and all provisional grades can be bulk selected from an individual grader to be the final grades for an assignment. SpeedGrader also allows moderators to view assessed rubrics from all graders.
  • For institutions using the Learning Mastery Gradebook, outcomes and student results are paginated.
  • For institutions using Quizzes.Next, admins can enable an import option to allow Quizzes.Next content to be imported as Common Cartridge or QTI files.

 

Release notes describe upcoming Canvas functionality and are subject to change.

 

Feature Options

The following feature options are addressed in this release:

  • Course: Anonymous Grading, New Gradebook, Moderated Grading, Learning Mastery Gradebook, Quizzes.Next Importing
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Assignments

Bulk Select Final Moderated Grades

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.  

Location to Enable Feature

Assignments - Moderate Grade Summary

Configuration Details

Moderated Grading Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments - Moderate Grade Summary

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

If an individual student’s submission has only been graded by one grader, the moderator can select all the grades from that grader as final grades.

 

Change Benefit

Upon review of a sample of a graders feedback and scores, this change allows a moderator to easily select all grades from one grader without having to select all final grades individually.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Moderators (Instructors)

Moderators can view the Moderate page and click the Accept button to bulk select all grades from an individual grader. However, if a grader grades a submission that has already been graded by another grader, the Accept button for those graders will be grayed out because one or more submissions have grading conflicts that must be resolved by the moderator. The moderator must view any submissions that have been graded by more than one grader and select the final grade.

 

Moderators can bulk select all grades from an individual grader

 

After grades have been accepted for a grader, the moderator can still assign custom grades, if needed, by selecting the final grade field for the student, entering a custom grade, and clicking the Return/Enter key. The previously selected grade from the grader will be overridden by the custom grade.

 

Moderators can set a custom grade after bulk selecting grades

 

Once grades are posted they cannot be changed from the Grade Summary page. However, they can be changed from the Gradebook.

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.  

Location to Enable Feature

Assignments - Moderate Grade Summary

Configuration Details

Moderated Grading Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments - Moderate Grade Summary, SpeedGrader

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Moderators (Instructors)


Summary
In the Moderation page, student names are linked to their submissions in SpeedGrader.

Change Benefit
This change allows moderators to quickly access student submissions in SpeedGrader.


Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Moderators (Instructors)
Moderators can click the student link and access the submission for the student. If the assignment is also anonymous, the anonymized student names link to the submission for that specific student.

 

Moderators can access a student's submission in SpeedGrader by clicking the student's name

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Conferences

WebRTC Web Screen Share

 

Location to Enable Feature

Conferences Screen Share

Configuration Details

N/A

Beta Environment Support

test.bigbluebutton.org

Affected Canvas Areas

Conferences

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Presenters

 

Summary

Conferences supports WebRTC (web real-time communication) screen sharing for presenters in Chrome and Firefox desktop browsers. Internet Explorer and Edge browsers are currently not supported.

 

Change Benefit

This change promotes an easier screen sharing experience for presenters using Chrome and Firefox desktop web browsers without enabling Java.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Presenters

Presenters and moderators, or any other conference participant who is able to present during a conference session, can use WebRTC instead of Java in Chrome and Firefox browsers. Presenters and moderators are commonly Canvas users with instructor or observer (guest) roles.

 

Presenters can share either a specific application or their entire screen. To share an application, the application should be open before launching the screen share. Additionally, if a presenter does not have multiple monitors and is displaying the browser in full screen mode, the desktop may not detect all available application windows. Full screen mode should not be enabled before launching the screen share when sharing specific applications.

 

Conferences WebRTC functionality in Chrome and Firefox desktop web browsers

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

HTML5 Mobile Browser Support

 

Location to Enable Feature

Conferences (mobile browser)

Configuration Details

N/A

Beta Environment Support

test.bigbluebutton.org

Affected Canvas Areas

Conferences

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Participants

 

Summary

Conferences supports HTML5 sessions for participants in mobile browsers. This functionality is not currently supported via Canvas mobile apps and must be viewed using a mobile browser. Additionally, HTML5 support is only currently provided for participants and will be incorporated for presenters/moderators in a future release.

 

Change Benefit

This change helps conference participants view web conferences in their mobile devices.  

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Participants

Conference participants can use their mobile devices to view a Canvas conference using a mobile browser. Participants are commonly Canvas users with student roles. Participants can respond to polls, participate in public and private chat, draw on the presentation (when enabled by the presenter), and share their status. This functionality is the same as included in flash-based web conferences except that webcams are not supported and are not shared during the conference session. If a webcam is required, participants should view the conference in a desktop web browser.

 

Conference functionality is supported in the following mobile browsers:

  • Android devices: Chrome
  • iOS devices: iOS 11+ and Safari

 

Conferences mobile browser support for participants

 

Presenters/Moderators

Presenters and moderators, or any other conference participant who is able to present during a conference session, must manage conference sessions from a desktop web browser for full conference functionality. Presenters and moderators are commonly Canvas users with instructor or observer (guest) roles.

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

DocViewer

Anonymous Grading Annotated Comments

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.  

Location to Enable Feature

DocViewer

Configuration Details

Anonymous Grading feature option

Beta Environment Support

No

Affected Canvas Areas

DocViewer

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructor, Student

 

Summary
DocViewer supports annotated comments in anonymously graded assignments.

Change Benefit
This change allows instructors to leave annotations and feedback in SpeedGrader assignment submissions while the assignment is muted and student names are hidden. If the assignment does not allow instructors to view each other’s names, the name of the instructor is also hidden.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Instructors
When instructors grade an assignment with anonymous students, they can make annotations on the assignment submission using SpeedGrader. Instructors must unmute the assignment before students can view assignment feedback. Note that if an instructor unmutes an assignment, grades and student names will be visible to instructors. If an instructor also enables the Anonymous Instructor Annotations option, annotations will remain anonymous after the assignment is unmuted.

 

Instructor view of anonymous comments in DocViewer with anonymous grading enabled

 

Students
Students can add annotated comments in their submission that are visible to the instructor. However, assignment feedback and grades are not available for anonymously graded assignments unless the instructor unmutes the assignment.

 

Student view of anonymous comments in DocViewer with anonymous grading enabled

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Gradebook

CSV Import Custom Column Support

 

Location to Enable Feature

Gradebook - Import; New Gradebook - Import

Configuration Details

N/A; New Gradebook Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

Gradebook; New Gradebook

Related APIs

Custom Gradebook Columns API

Affects User Interface

No

Affected User Roles

Instructor

 

Summary

Gradebook CSV import files support updates for custom columns.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to update any custom column as part of a CSV import file.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

Instructors can make changes to custom columns in a CSV file and upload the CSV file to the Gradebook. The Gradebook importer will update any column that is not a read-only column. If no changes are made, the columns will be skipped in the import.

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Learning Mastery Gradebook

User Pagination

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.  

Location to Enable Feature

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Configuration Details

Learning Mastery Gradebook Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

Learning Mastery Gradebook

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

The Learning Mastery Gradebook supports user pagination. Filtered outcomes and student results are also paginated.

 

Change Benefit

This change helps instructors more easily view long search results in a course.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Instructors
When viewing the Learning Mastery Gradebook, instructors can view paginated links at the bottom of the page. Pagination is also supported when outcomes and student filters are selected in the sidebar.

 

View of pagination in learning mastery gradebook

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

New Gradebook

Integration ID Secondary Info Option

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.  

Location to Enable Feature

New Gradebook Student Name Menu - Secondary Info

Configuration Details

New Gradebook Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

New Gradebook

Permissions

SIS Data - read

Related APIs

Logins API, Users API, SIS CSV Format

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

In the Student Name menu, the Secondary Info column can be filtered by integration ID.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to filter secondary info by integration ID.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Instructors
Instructors can select the Student Name menu and select to sort the secondary info display by integration ID. Integration ID only applies to institutions that have created integration IDs for user logins. This field is only included if the user came from a SIS import and has permissions to view SIS information.

 

The Secondary ID menu in the New Gradebook filters by Integration ID

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

New Gradebook and SpeedGrader Section Filtering

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.  

Location to Enable Feature

New Gradebook Sections Filter

Configuration Details

New Gradebook Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

New Gradebook, SpeedGrader

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

New Gradebook section filtering is synced with SpeedGrader.

 

Change Benefit

This change helps instructors not have to re-select the same section in SpeedGrader as was previously selected in the New Gradebook.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Instructors
When a section filter is enabled in the New Gradebook, the same section filter displays in SpeedGrader. Additionally, if a section is filtered in SpeedGrader, the same section displays in the New Gradebook.

 

Note: Gradebook section filters are only synced with SpeedGrader. If an instructor is still able to switch to the old Gradebook, selecting a section in the New Gradebook does not select the same section in the current Gradebook. If different sections are selected in both gradebooks, SpeedGrader will default to the section filter set in the New Gradebook. However, any time a section is filtered in SpeedGrader, SpeedGrader will update both Gradebooks.

 

New Gradebook section filters sync with SpeedGrader

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

People

Profiles Last Attended Date

This feature is used in conjunction with an account setting in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details.  

Location to Enable Feature

User Navigation - Profiles

Configuration Details

Contact Customer Success Manager

Affected Canvas Areas

Profiles

Related APIs

Enrollments API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

In a student’s Profile page, instructors can note the date that a student last attended in the course.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to add last attended dates when their institution has enabled the Profiles feature. This feature already exists for institutions not using Profiles.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Instructors
In the Membership(s) section, instructors can view the Last Day Attended field and enter the date the student last attended in the course. Dates can only be entered in Canvas individually on a per-student basis. Additionally, once a date is entered, it cannot be removed.

 

Last Attended dates are often used by institutions to verify the most recent date a student has attended the course.

 

Profiles allows instructors to add the last day a student attended a course

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Permissions

Role Name Formatting

 

Location to Enable Feature

N/A

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

Permissions

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Admins

 

Summary

In the user role table headers, long role names include a tooltip for viewing the entire role name. Additionally, the permissions sidebar displays the full name of the user role.

 

Change Benefit

These changes helps admins more easily view the entire name of a long user role.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Admins

When viewing a user role with ellipses in the Permissions header, admins can hover over the name and view the user tooltip that shows the entire name. Additionally, clicking the name of the user role opens the permissions sidebar and also displays the full name of the user role.

 

Permissions formatting for user roles has been updated in the headings and the sidebar

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Create Discussions Permission

 

Location to Enable Feature

N/A

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

Permissions

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Admins

 

Summary

The Permissions page includes a new permission for creating discussions in a course.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows admins to specify user roles that are allowed to create discussions in a course but not create announcements.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Admins

Admins can allow specific user roles to create discussions in a course. This permission does not affect creating announcements, which is managed by the Discussions - moderate permission.

 

Discussions - moderate also allows a user to create a discussion in the Discussions page.

 

Permissions has a new permission to create discussions

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Quizzes.Next

Common Cartridge & QTI Import

This feature can be enabled in Canvas through a feature option in Account Settings. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

Course Import

Configuration Details

Quizzes.Next LTI

Quizzes.Next Importing Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

Course Import

Supported in Beta Environment

No

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

The Common Cartridge and QTI file import options support assessment content for Quizzes.Next.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to import course assessment content from Common Cartridge or QTI files into Quizzes.Next format.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

Instructors can import assessment content from Common Cartridge and QTI files to be used in Quizzes.Next format. The options menu includes a checkbox to import assessment content as Quizzes.Next.

 

Quizzes.Next content can be imported with common cartridge and QTI file types

 

SpeedGrader

Submission Comments PDF Export

 

Location to Enable Feature

SpeedGrader Download Submissions Comments Link

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

SpeedGrader

Permissions

Grades - edit, Submissions - view and make comments

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

The SpeedGrader sidebar includes a link to export submission comments as a PDF when the assignment is visible to students. This functionality is not supported for anonymous assignments until the assignment is unmuted.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to export all comments for an assignment in one file.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

Instructors with permission to read submission comments can download submission comments for a student from SpeedGrader. The PDF file displays the assignment name, course name, student name, assignment score, and the account name where the course resides. Each included comment displays the name of the user who created the comment, the comment, and the date and time of the comment.

 

If an assignment is anonymous, the Download Submissions Comments link is not displayed until the assignment is unmuted.

 

Instructors can download all submission comments in SpeedGrader from non-anonymous submissions

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

Moderated Grading Rubric Review

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

SpeedGrader

Configuration Details

Moderated Grading Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

SpeedGrader

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Moderators (Instructors)

 

Summary

SpeedGrader displays all assessed rubrics to moderators.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows moderators to view and compare rubrics scored by different graders, especially if free-form comments are enabled.

  

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Moderators (Instructors)

When an assignment includes a rubric, moderators can open SpeedGrader submissions and view rubrics assessed by each grader. Each rubric assessment displays in the Rubric menu and is identified by the grader’s name.

 

Moderators can view all assessed rubrics in SpeedGrader

 

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

 

 

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Calendar

Default Course Color Values

 

Location to Enable Feature

Calendar

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

Calendar

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

 

Summary

The default course color hex values have been updated to display a color contrast of 3:1 for the default Canvas interface.

 

Change Benefit

This change improves color contrast in the Canvas interface.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

All Users

All users can view updated colors when selecting a course color in the Calendar. All colors have been adjusted except purple (#8F3E97), deep purple (#65499D), indigo (#4554A4), teal (#009688), and pink (#F06291).

 

The default course color hex values have a 3:1 ratio

 

Dashboard

Default Course Color Values

 

Location to Enable Feature

Card View Dashboard

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

Card View Dashboard

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

 

Summary

The default course color hex values have been updated to display a color contrast of 3:1 for the default Canvas interface.

 

Change Benefit

This change improves color contrast in the Canvas interface.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

All Users

All users can view updated colors when selecting a course color in the Card View Dashboard. All colors have been adjusted except purple (#8F3E97), deep purple (#65499D), indigo (#4554A4), teal (#009688), and pink (#F06291).

 

The default course color hex values have a 3:1 ratio

 

Languages

Greek, Hungarian, and Ukrainian

 

Location to Enable Feature

Account/Course/User Settings - Language Menu

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

All Canvas

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

 

Summary

Greek (Ελληνικά), Hungarian (Magyar), and Ukrainian (український) have been added as available languages for all users in Canvas.

 

Change Benefit

This change allows users to view Canvas in their native language.

 

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

All Users

Users can enable languages in their User Settings. Admins and instructors may enable a language for an entire account or course through Account or Course Settings, respectively. When a language is selected, users will view all Canvas areas in the selected language.

 

 

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API

API Change Log

The following changes have been made in the API Documentation change log:

 

Additions

  • API Calls: Custom Gradebook Columns API, LTI Variable Substitutions, SIS Imports API
  • API Responses: Accounts API, Blueprint Courses API

 

 

  Fixed Bugs

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Accessibility

Account Settings

The Delete buttons for domains identify the name of the domain being deleted to screen readers.

 

Analytics

The checkbox for switching between views is labeled for screen readers.

 

Announcements

Announcement page numbers are read to screen readers.

 

Course Settings

The Link Validator progress status is read by screen readers. The Validate Links content header has been updated from H2 to H1.

 

Horizontal rules in the Import Content page are hidden to screen readers.

 

Dashboard

Course card icons focus correctly in Safari for keyboard users. The Show Calendar link includes a full focus outline.

 

MasteryPaths

The MasteryPaths sidebar includes updated styling. Buttons display the various paths, and clicking a path expands the list of students within the path. All other paths are collapsed when one is being viewed.

 

Permissions

Permissions buttons include focus in Internet Explorer 11 and Edge for keyboard users.

 

Profile Pictures

Cropping instructions have been added to the profile picture page for keyboard users.

 

Rich Content Editor

Auto-opened file previews do not place focus on the minimize link

 

Theme Editor

Heading hierarchy has been corrected for various elements.

 

Announcements

Section Order

Sections are listed alphabetically in the sections menu.

 

Explanation: When a user creates an announcement and selects a section, the sections were listed in the order they were created. Canvas code has been updated to list sections alphabetically.

 

API

Calendar Events API Start and End Dates

The Calendar Events API returns correct results when updating an event with start_at, _end_at, and all_day values.

 

Explanation: When a user updated a calendar event via API, passing the start_at, _end_at, and all_day values simultaneously returned different results. Canvas code has been updated to return correct results when updating an event via the API.

 

Assignments

Assignment Due Date Seconds

Assignment edits do not affect due date times, which are recorded as hh:mm:59.

 

Explanation: In the initial creation of an assignment, the date field created a due date of hh:mm:59. However, when an edit was made, the date changed to hh:mm:00, which caused simultaneously due assignments to display out of order in the syllabus and caused some submissions to be incorrectly recorded. Canvas code has been updated to not change the due date time when an assignment is edited. Assignment times are always recorded as hh:mm:59 unless updated via the API, to which the time noted in the API call is recorded.

 

Muted Assignment Student Comments

In the Submission Details page, students can leave comments in anonymous or moderated assignments while the assignment is muted.

 

Explanation: When students viewed their own assignment submissions in the Submission Details page, the comments field was hidden, which prevented students from creating comments in their submission. Canvas code has been updated to always show students the comments field and allow them to create comments. In muted assignments, students cannot view any comments from instructors until after the assignment has been unmuted.

 

Blueprint Courses

Course Date Sync

Course dates in associated course are retained when synced with Blueprint master courses and Include Course Settings is not selected.

 

Explanation: When a Blueprint course was synced, course dates in associated courses were removed when the option to Include Course Settings was not selected. Canvas code has been updated to retain course dates when the Include Course Settings option is not selected.

 

Calendar

Instructor Calendar To-Do Dates

Items with to-do dates display in instructor calendars.

 

Explanation: When an instructor created an item with a to-do date in a page or ungraded discussion, the item was not displaying in the instructor’s calendar if the instructor was also a student in another course. Canvas code has been updated to display items with to-do dates in instructor calendars.

 

Conversations

Student Replies and Admin Messages

Students can reply to conversations from admins.

 

Explanation: When an admin sent a conversation message from a student’s User Settings page within a course, the message included the context from the course, preventing the student from successfully replying to the admin if the admin was not enrolled in the course. Canvas code has been updated to allow students to reply to admins regardless of course context.

 

Discussions

Section Order

Sections are listed alphabetically in the sections menu.

 

Explanation: When a user creates a discussion and selects a section, sections were listed in the order they were created. Canvas code has been updated to list sections alphabetically.

 

Global Navigation

Menu Width

The Global Navigation Menu displays a width of 364 pixels.

 

Explanation: When a user expanded the Global Navigation Menu, the menu was restricted to 236 pixels. Canvas code has been updated to retain its original pixel width.

 

Modules

Module LTI Assignment Duplication

Modules that include External Tool (LTI) assignments cannot be duplicated.

 

Explanation: When a module contained an External Tool (LTI) assignment, Canvas generated an error message without clarifying that External Tool assignments cannot be duplicated. Canvas code has been updated to not allow modules to be duplicated if they contain an External Tool assignment. Quizzes.Next is an exception to this change, where current quizzes are not supported for duplication.

 

People

Account Last Login Sort Order

The Account People page sorts Last Login by users who have most recently logged in.

 

Explanation: When an admin sorts People by the Last Login column, the descending order displayed users who have never logged in first. Canvas code has been updated to sort Last Login by users who have most recently logged in.

 

Permissions

LTI Add / Edit Permission [REMOVED 2018-09-13]

Users who can view the course settings page can delete External Tools (LTI) without the LTI - add / edit / delete permission, which has been renamed to LTI - add / edit.

 

Explanation: When a user did not have the LTI add / edit / delete permission, the user was unable to delete an external app from the EduAppCenter. Canvas code has been updated to allow users to delete any external tool without the LTI add / edit / delete permission and rename the permission to LTI - add / edit.

 

Quizzes

Embedded Quiz Image URLs

Quiz images embedded through the content selector include relative URLs.

 

Explanation: When a quiz image was embedded through the content selector, the image included an absolute URL, which only permitted the image to be displayed from the specific Canvas URL where the image was embedded. Absolute URLs specify specific domain information, sometimes on another website (e.g. https://www.example.com/abc.html), while relative URLs are an abbreviated version of the link that references content within the same site (e.g. /abc.html). Canvas code has been updated to always display relative URLs in embedded quiz images.

 

Reports

SIS Export and Blueprint Course ID

Blueprint_course_id is included in the SIS Export report for associated courses.

 

Explanation: When the courses CSV SIS report was downloaded, the report did not include Blueprint information. Canvas code has been updated to include blueprint_course_id in the SIS Export report.

 

Rich Content Editor

Multiple Subfolders and Folder Sidebar

If a course contains more than 50 subfolders at the same level, a user who wants to upload a file using the content selector sidebar cannot upload a file until all subfolders have been loaded.

 

Explanation: When a file was uploaded to the Rich Content Editor using the content selector sidebar, and the course contained more than 50 subfolders at the same level, the folder selection menu broke if all subfolders had not loaded in the page. Canvas code has been updated to display a loading message for subfolders that have not yet loaded before a user is able to upload a file.

 

 


Release Notes Change Log

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Date
2018-09-17

Added—Updated Features

  • Quizzes.Next: Common Cartridge & QTI Import
2018-09-13

Removed—Fixed Bugs

  • LTI Add / Edit Permission
2018-09-07

Added—Fixed Bugs

  • Global Navigation: Menu Width

Changed—Fixed Bugs

  • Permissions: Renamed LTI - add / edit / delete to LTI - add /edit
2018-09-06

Added—Updated Features

  • Conferences: WebRTC Web Screen Share, HTML5 Mobile Browser Support
2018-09-04Release Notes Published
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