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Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-09-29)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-09-29)

On September 17, Canvas deploy notes will be consolidated with the Canvas release notes. This change provides an easier way to view feature updates in one location. Learn more

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in the title of this document.

Deploy notes indicate notable changes in the deploy.

Fixed bugs are located in Known Issues. For related issues resolved in this deploy, view the 2021-09-29 Known Issues tag.

 

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Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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SpeedGrader

Excused Status Display


Enhancements related to this feature may be found in
Idea Conversations


Summary

When added in the Gradebook for a student’s assignment, the Excused status displays in the Grades field in SpeedGrader.

Change Benefit

This change provides consistency in viewing the Excused status in both the Gradebook and SpeedGrader.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

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.

 

Feature Previews

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Account Settings

Microsoft Immersive Reader Feature Preview Adjustments


Full details about Microsoft Immersive Reader can be found in the Canvas Feature Previews page.

Discussion about this update is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-09-29 Microsoft Immersive Reader Feature Preview Adjustments


Summary

Microsoft Immersive Reader has been changed from an Account Feature Preview, which must be enabled by admins, to an accessibility feature that individual users can enable in their User Settings.

Change Benefit

This change provides more granularity for users to access Microsoft Immersive Reader.

Affected User Roles

All Users

Feature Workflow

In Account Settings, Microsoft Immersive Reader no longer includes a Lock option. This feature can only be enabled for the entire account. By default, the feature preview is turned off.

In User Settings, Microsoft Immersive Reader is available for users to enable individually, regardless of the preference set at the account level. However, if the feature is on for the entire account, the account preference overrides the user preference, and the user setting has no effect.

Additional Details

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.

Microsoft Immersive Reader in User SettingsMicrosoft Immersive Reader in User Settings

 

New Quizzes

Modules Build Link


Full details about New Quizzes can be found in the
Canvas Feature Previews page.

Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-09-29 New Quizzes Modules Build Link 


Summary

Within a module, New Quizzes include a link to the quiz Build page.

Change Benefit

This change allows users to bypass the assignment details page and quickly access the quiz Build page.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

The link to the quiz Build page allows instructors to immediately change quiz questions, general settings, or quiz moderation options.

Build Link within a New Quiz in a moduleBuild Link within a New Quiz in a module

 

 

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2021-09-17 Published Deploy Notes

 

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