Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (iOS 3.9)

Document created by Erin Hallmark Administrator on Jun 22, 2015Last modified by on Jul 15, 2018
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In this update, Canvas by Instructure supports native quizzes and an in-app calendar. Users can also access sent messages in Conversations.


Download the Canvas by Instructure app in the iTunes Store. Version 3.9 requires iOS 8.0 or later.


  New Features





In addition to providing an iOS calendar feed, Canvas by Instructure now supports an in-app calendar that mimics the view of the Canvas web version. Users can select up to ten courses to view in the calendar. A dot on the calendar month view represents an event or assignment item, which is color-coordinated by course. Tapping on a specific day displays a list view of all items for that date.


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  Updated Features



Messages (Conversations)

Sent Message Folder

Users can easily view any messages that have been sent from their Conversations folder. Tap the Sent option to view all previously sent Conversation messages.


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Native Quiz Support

The Canvas app now supports native quiz functionality for true/false, multiple choice, multiple answer, essay, short answer, and text only question types. This change creates a better user experience for students when taking quizzes. Students can easily skip to another question or flag a question in the app. For timed quizzes, the app allows students to turn the timer on and off.


Any quizzes that do not contain supported question types will continue to redirect to the web version. Additionally, currently the app does not support one-question-at-a-time quizzes, quizzes with passcode restrictions, or quizzes with IP address restrictions. Quiz results are also not currently supported natively on the app and must be viewed in the web version.


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