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User Summary: Canvas Admins (2021-10-16)

User Summary: Canvas Admins (2021-10-16)

This document highlights feature updates in the current Canvas web release that affect your user role. Any features that also affect other user roles may also be included, if applicable.

The date of this document indicates when the included features will be available in the production environment. Unless otherwise indicated, features are already available in the beta environment.

 

Updated Features

 

Navigation

Sticky Navigation Menus


The Account, Course, and User Navigation Menus remain sticky and are always visible on their respective pages. When a long page is scrolled, the respective menu is retained in the sidebar. If the navigation menu is longer than the height of the screen, the menu can also be scrolled to view all menu links.

 

Optional Features & User Role Distribution

 

User summary documents display all feature details per user role. Additionally, they are designed to assist you in distributing feature information, including optional features that you may choose to enable for your institution.

For additional context, please see the Preview Document Details section.

User Summary Features


Admins

User Summary: Admins (2021-10-16) - Google Doc Preview

Updated Features

  • Navigation: Sticky Navigation Menus

Optional Features

  • Microsoft Immersive Reader: Assignments, Course Home Page, and Syllabus
  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Indicator Default Setting Adjustment

 

Instructors

Instructor User Summary page 

User Summary: Instructors (2021-10-16) - Google Doc Preview

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Assignment Search
  • Navigation: Sticky Navigation Menus
  • Notifications: Course Notification Customization
  • SpeedGrader: Submission Status Label Edits
  • User Settings: Microsoft Immersive Reader

Optional Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Indicator Default Setting Adjustment

 

Observers/Students

Observer/Student User Summary page

User Summary: Observers/Students (2021-10-16) - Google Doc Preview

Updated Features

  • Navigation: Sticky Navigation Menus
  • Notifications: Course Notification Customization
  • User Settings: Microsoft Immersive Reader

Optional Features

  • Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Indicator

 

Preview Document Details

As part of the user summaries, you have two options for distribution: view the preview (default link provided above), or use the template to create a copy.

View Preview (Default Link)
Use this link if you don't need to modify the content. Additionally, this option ensures the document is updated by the Canvas community team with any changes that may be made in the release notes.

Use Template
To create a copy of the document to edit for your own distribution, click the Use Template button in the preview document. You must log in to a Google account to use this feature. The template will be stored in your Google Drive account. 

  • Once you use the template, the content is no longer associated with the original document and you must maintain your own content changes as may be indicated in the release notes.
  • For the best user experience, user summaries should not be copied and distributed until the Monday before the Canvas release, which will allow time for features within the release to be confirmed by the Canvas product team. Features are subject to change at any time. Please review the date at the top of the Preview document to indicate the latest updates.
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