Hi @mpelt …
Another thing to keep in mind would be color accessibility. If a highlight color (let’s say yellow) was used, you’d want to make sure that the contrast between the background color and the text color met accessibility standards. Often, you will see hyperlinks colored a shade of blue. But, that’s not always the case. A Canvas admin can choose to set the link color for hyperlinks to any HEX color code via the “Themes” page in the back-end admin pages of Canvas. For example, maybe the admin wants the link color to match one of the school colors. So, this would also play a part in the decision for a highlight color as well. There are sites like: WebAIM: Contrast Checker that help check for color contrast and accessibility.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever submitted ideas for enhancements/improvements before, but there is a space here in the Community to do so. It used to be called “Feature Ideas”, but just yesterday, the team at Instructure released their new iteration called “Ideas & Themes”, and you can check it out here:
Canvas Ideas and Themes - Instructure Community
You can also check out a blog about the newly revised space by visiting this link:
New Ideas & Themes Now Live - Instructure Community
Hopefully some of what I have shared will be some things for you to ponder and have conversations about with folks at your school. If there are any questions, please post them as a reply. Thanks! Take care…be well.