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Canvas Parent Release Notes (iOS 3.11)

Canvas Parent Release Notes (iOS 3.11)

In Canvas Parent 3.11, embedded media, including Canvas Studio media, can be played in full-screen or in picture-in-picture mode on iOS 17. Additionally, updates have been made to the Calendar filter and interface.

Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users enrolled in automatic updates over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available, but iOS users can manually update the app at any time in the iTunes Store. The Canvas Parent iOS App requires iOS 15.0 or later.

New Features

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New Features


Full Screen and Picture-in-Picture Video Playback

Video media, including Studio, can be played in full-screen and picture-in-picture playback modes on devices with iOS 17 or higher allowing flexibility for listening to content in various situations when the app is closed such as driving. Additionally, captions display in full-screen mode.

Related Idea: [Studio] Videos should be embedded in the App (not point to an external link)

Video Full Screen IconVideo Full Screen Icon

To view a video in full-screen playback, tap the Full-Screen icon on the video player.

 Video Picture in Picture IconVideo Picture in Picture Icon

From full-screen playback, to view picture-in-picture playback, tap the Picture-in-Picture icon.

Picture in Picture ModePicture in Picture Mode

When using Picture-in-Picture video playback, users can continue to navigate through the Canvas app.

Note: Tap and drag the picture-in-picture to rearrange the location.

Updated Features

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Calendar Filter

The Calendar filter has been updated to include the personal calendar. The color of the checkbox for selected courses has been updated to match the course color.  

Related idea: None

 Calendar InterfaceCalendar Interface

 The Calendar page interface is improved with minor color updates.

 Deselect All LinkDeselect All Link

Personal calendars are included in the filter [1]. Additionally, course checkboxes are updated to match the course color and a Deselect all link is added [2].

Note: Canvas will assign an arbitrary color for each calendar unless a custom color is chosen.

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