Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-01-18)

Document created by Erin Hallmark Administrator on Jan 18, 2016Last modified by on Jul 15, 2018
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Known Issues


Modules: In beta, the modules progression bar blocks access to the student Turnitin agreement, and when using Student View, the Student View notification box blocks access to viewing the Next button.


In this beta release, Canvas has a Community Holiday feature for Modules and an update to the default text size in Canvas. View the beta release notes and let us know your thoughts.


Beta features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing.


The beta environment is for testing new and updated features, which are subject to change based on user feedback. Learn more about Canvas Beta.


  Community Holiday



Community Holiday is a collection of popular feature ideas specifically developed to say thank you to the Canvas Community.


Next and Previous Buttons

When a user views a module item, the Previous and Next progression bar always floats at the bottom of the screen. This change helps users not have to scroll to the end of a page to advance to the next module item or return to a previous item.


Note: This feature only applies to the New Canvas User Interface.




release-notes-feature-idea-icon.png This feature was originally suggested by the Canvas Community.



  Other Updates



User Interface

Default Font Size (New Canvas UI Only)

The default font size in Canvas is now 14px, which affects several Canvas areas including the Account, Course, and Group Navigation menus, as well as page content and some sidebar text. This change assists with accessibility improvements in Canvas and only affects the new Canvas User Interface. Most modal windows are not affected.

The New Canvas User Interface (UI) is an account-level feature option, which can be enabled by any Canvas admin in Account Settings. Enabling the New UI affects the user interface for the entire Canvas account. The New Canvas UI will be an account opt-in feature until July 9, 2016.