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Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-10-27)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-10-27)

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 2021-10-27 Known Issues tag.

 

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Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Gradebook

Search Field Enhancements


Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-10-27 Gradebook (Search Field Enhancements)

Summary

The Name and Assignment Search fields support multiple search entries.

Change Benefit

This change provides advanced filtering in the Gradebook.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

The Gradebook Name field allows multiple student names to be filtered at the same time. The Assignment search field also allows multiple entries. 

Both Search fields are enabled for use once all data has loaded in the Gradebook. Available names and assignments display in their respective menus; users can view available options by clicking the related search field. Additionally, names and assignments can also be searched by typing the name of the student or assignment.

Selecting a student filters the Gradebook to display only that student’s row. If multiple students are selected, rows display for all selected students. Likewise, deselecting a student removes the student’s row from the Gradebook view.

Selecting an assignment displays the assignment in a column closest to the student name. If multiple assignments are selected, the assignment columns display in the reverse order they are selected.

The Student Name Search Field also respects Concluded and Inactive Enrollment options. If the Concluded Enrollment or Inactive Enrollment options are selected as filters, no Concluded or Inactive enrollments will display in the Gradebook.

 

Gradebook History Menu Addition


Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-10-27 Gradebook (History Menu Addition)

Summary

The Gradebook History page includes a link to the Gradebook.

Change Benefit

This change allows users to access the Gradebook directly from the Gradebook History page.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

In the Gradebook History page, the Gradebook type drop-down Menu includes the Gradebook link. Selecting this link returns the user to the Gradebook.

Gradebook Link in the Gradebook History PageGradebook Link in the Gradebook History Page

 

Grades

Assignment Title Terminology Adjustment


Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-10-27 Grades (Assignment Title Terminology Adjustment)


Summary

In the Arrange By menu, the Assignment Title option has been renamed to the Name option.

Change Benefit

This change aligns terminology consistency with the Name column in the Grades page.

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Feature Workflow

Assignments in the Grades page can be arranged in one of four ways. In the Arrange By menu, the Title option has been renamed to the Name option, which is still located as the last item in the menu.

Grades Page Arrange By MenuGrades Page Arrange By Menu

 

Notifications

Discussions Text Update


Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-10-27 Notifications (Discussions Text Update)

Summary

Various notification descriptions have been updated for Discussions.

Change Benefit

This change aligns with Discussions terminology and also prepares for future Discussion enhancements.

Affected User Roles

All Users

Feature Workflow

The following terminology has been updated for Discussions notifications:t

  • Discussions has been replaced with New Topic
  • Discussion Post has been replaced with New Reply
  • Discussion Mention has been replaced with New Mention

Additional Details

Notifications are managed by individual users in their Notifications page.

This terminology change affects both Classic Discussions and the Discussions Redesign project.

Discussions Section in the Notifications PageDiscussions Section in the Notifications Page

 

 

Feature Previews

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Improved Outcomes Management

Manage Outcomes Permission Instructor Role Adjustment

 

The Improved Outcomes Management feature provides admins and instructors with improved outcomes creation, navigation, search and import experiences. Full details can be found in the Canvas Feature Previews page.

Discussion about this feature is welcome in Releases Q&A: 2021-10-27 Outcomes (Permission Role Adjustment) 

Summary

Instructors who have been granted the Manage Outcomes permission can move account or global outcomes added to a course by a Canvas admin.

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to arrange all outcomes within their courses. 

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

When the Improved Outcomes Management feature has been enabled for a course, instructors can open their course outcomes and choose to move all outcomes to a different group in their course outcomes structure.

 

 

 

Other Updates

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Mobile Apps

Session Duration

Canvas mobile applications can be configured to include a session duration, which sets a specified number of minutes before the session expires (a minimum of 20 minutes is required). Admins can request a Canvas mobile app session duration for their institution by contacting their Customer Success Manager.

Related Idea Conversation: Log Off all Devices

 

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2021-10-28 Added Other Updates—Mobile Apps: Session Duration
2021-10-15 Published Deploy Notes

 

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