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This change provides a basic account-level report that provides admins with information about all active ePortfolios that reside in the account or a subaccount.
Affected User Roles
The ePortfolio report requires configuration by an admin. Additional configuration options are included:
Include ePortfolios from users with no enrollments
Include ePortfolios that have been removed from the account (deleted ePortfolios)
The resulting csv file will have one row per student activity and includes the following headers: eportfolio name, eportfolio ID, author name, author ID, created at, updated at, is public, and workflow state.
Observers can remove students they are observing from their account.
This change allows users with an observer role to remove observers they have been observing. Previously observers could only be removed via the API.
Affected User Roles
When a user with an observer role views the Observing link in User Settings, any student being observed includes a Remove link. The user can click the link to remove the student from being observed.
Students can be re-added at any time by using the student pairing code functionality.
When an institution has enabled the View Ungraded as Zero feature option introduced in the Canvas Release Notes (2021-02-20), the column headers in the Gradebook display in bold and all caps. This change aligns the column headers with the style of all other column headers in the Gradebook.
When a user switches between editors, focus is retained in the editor link (Pretty HTML editor or Raw Editor, respectively).
The Raw Editor is available to keyboard users as Shift + o.
The LTI app selection cursor has been updated from a text cursor to a pointer cursor.
File Folder Structure
Folders changed in a Blueprint Course display in associated courses after the course sync.
Explanation: When the file folder structure was changed in a Blueprint Course after the initial sync to associated courses, the folder structure was not updated in the associated courses. Canvas code has been updated to align the folder structure in associated courses. Only folders that contain files are included in the sync.
Zero Point Assignment and Weighted Grading Periods
When a course uses weighted grading periods, assigning a score greater than zero to a zero-point assignment does not affect the Gradebook view.
Explanation: When a course was using weighted grading periods, and a student received a score greater than zero on a zero-point assignment, the Gradebook did not display any scores for any assignments. Canvas code has been updated to not affect the display of the Gradebook when a score greater than zero is given for the assignment.
New Quizzes and Module Items
As part of adding a module item, the New Quizzes option only displays if New Quizzes is enabled for the course.
Explanation: When a user added a module item to a module, the New Quizzes option displayed in the quizzes list even if the course had not enabled New Quizzes. Canvas code has been updated to only display the New Quizzes option for courses that have enabled New Quizzes.