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User Summary: Canvas Instructors (2022-01-15)

User Summary: Canvas Instructors (2022-01-15)

This document highlights updated 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.


Interface Updates



Course Navigation Menu State

The expanded or collapsed state of the Course Navigation Menu persists throughout all Canvas courses. This change offers consistency with the behavior of the Global Navigation Menu and allows a user to set the state of the Course Navigation Menu.

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Missing Status Removal

When a grade is entered manually for a missing submission, the missing status is removed. This change removes the Missing label for submissions that have not been submitted online but that have received a manually entered grade.

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Modules Link State

When External URL and External Tool (LTI) links are added to a module, the state of the Load in New Tab checkbox is retained for all additional link entries. This change assists content creators in retaining their preferred action for managing links within modules.

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Rich Content Editor

Accessibility Checker Indicator Feature Enforcement

When accessibility issues are detected within the Rich Content Editor, the Editor display an indicator over the Accessibility Checker icon. This functionality was previously managed by the Accessibility Checker Indicator feature option, which has been enforced for all Canvas institutions.

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Unposted Comment Warning

Graders are notified about unposted comments. 

This change notifies graders if a comment has been created but not posted.

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Other Updates



Feature Preview Terminology Adjustment

The Course Settings Feature Preview tab has been restored to Feature Options. The term Feature Preview has been repurposed as a label only and references to a feature that is in active development.

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