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User Summary: Canvas Instructors (2021-09-29)

User Summary: Canvas Instructors (2021-09-29)

This document highlights features in the current Canvas web release that affect 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.


Feature Updates



Excused Status Display

When an assignment is excused for a student, the Excused status displays in the Grades field as EX. The field is grayed out to indicate the student has been excused from the assignment and a grade is not required.

User Settings

Microsoft Immersive Reader

Microsoft Immersive Reader enhances the reading experience within Canvas by improving accessibility and boosting reading comprehension. When enabled, Microsoft Immersive Reader displays a reader button in course pages.

If the Microsoft Immersive Reader button does not display within Course pages, this feature can be enabled in User Settings.

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