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User Summary: Canvas Observer/Students (2021-10-16)

User Summary: Canvas Observer/Students (2021-10-16)

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.


Updated Features



Sticky Navigation Menus

The Course and User Navigation Menus remain sticky and are always visible on their respective pages. When a long page is scrolled, the respective menu is retained in the sidebar. If the navigation menu is longer than the height of the screen, the menu can also be scrolled to view all menu links.


Course Notification Customization

Course notification preferences can be customized in the Notifications page.

User Settings

Microsoft Immersive Reader

Microsoft Immersive Reader is available in User Settings and can be enabled by individual users. However, this feature may already be enabled for you by your institution.

Additionally, the Microsoft Immersive Reader button is supported in Assignments, the Course Home Page, and the Syllabus. This change allows additional resources to be used with the Microsoft Immersive Reader.


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