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User Summary: Canvas Instructors (2021-07-07)

User Summary: Canvas Instructors (2021-07-07)

This document highlights default features in the current Canvas deploy for your user role.

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.

For related bugs that may be relevant to your role, please see the 2021-07-07 Fixed Bugs section.



Empty Assignment Description Content

When an assignment is created with no description, the assignment displays to students as: No additional details were added for this assignment. Previously the content read as No Content. This change helps minimize confusion for students regarding descriptions with no content.

Assignment with No DescriptionAssignment with No Description


Gradebook CSV Column Order

The Gradebook CSV assignment columns display in the same order as shown in the Gradebook for an individual user. This change fulfills expectations for users and aligns the Gradebook view and CSV file. Previously, CSV files were always ordered by Assignment Group ID and Assignment Order.

Related Idea Conversation: Exported gradebook should match filters on the gra...

Rich Content Editor

Media Uploads Alt Text Adjustments

The Upload Media window allows the name of the file to be changed before the file is added to the Rich Content Editor. This change allows a file name to be updated without having to remove the file, rename the file, and upload the file again. The name of the file generates the alt text used by screen readers.

Rich Content Editor Alt TextRich Content Editor Alt Text


Allowlist HTML Updates

The HTML Editor allows the following HTML tags:

  • Picture, ruby, rp, rt

The HTML Editor allows the following attributes on HTML Elements:

  • Area: alt, coords, href, shape, target
  • Img: usemap
  • Map: name
  • Source: media, sizes, src, srcset, type

The HTML Editor allows the following style properties:

  • Border-radius, flex, grid

Related Idea Conversations
: Don't strip Flex properties from style attributes

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