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Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-12-01)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-12-01)


   For the upcoming holidays, the deploy dates are adjusted as follows:

  • The 2021-11-24 deploy has been postponed to 2021-12-01
  • The 2021-12-15 deploy will take place as scheduled
  • The 2021-12-29 deploy has been postponed to 2022-01-05


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 2021-12-01 Known Issues tag.

 

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  • For Canvas Platform Service changes (API, GraphQL, Canvas Data), please see the appropriate page in the Change Log 
  • Other questions? Visit the Canvas Deploy FAQ 


Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Account Settings

Theme Editor Global Navigation Branding Component


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-12-01 Account Settings Theme Editor Global Nav Adjustment

Summary

The Global Navigation Background color manages the menu bar background in mobile web browsers.

Change Benefit

This change aligns consistency in the Canvas mobile apps.

Affected User Roles

Admins

Feature Workflow

In Account Settings, the Theme Editor includes an option to set a color for the Global Navigation background, which affects the background of the menu bar in mobile web browsers. Previously the background color functionality was managed by the Global Branding Primary Brand Color. 

Menu BackgroundMenu Background

 

 

Discussions

Settings Menu Terminology Adjustments


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-12-01 Discussions Settings Menu Terminology Adjustments 


Summary

The Discussions Settings menu includes several terminology adjustments.

Change Benefit

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

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Feature Workflow

In the Discussions Settings menu, the Edit Discussion Settings title has been renamed to Discussion Settings.

In the list of menu options, references to post have been renamed to reply or replies.

Discussions Settings MenuDiscussions Settings Menu

 

 

Gradebook

Settings Sidebar Adjustment


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-12-01 Gradebook Settings Sidebar Adjustment 


Summary

The Gradebook Settings Menu has been adjusted to a sidebar.

Change Benefit

This change aligns consistency with other menus in Canvas.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

When the Gradebook Settings Icon is selected, the content displays as a sidebar instead of a new window within the browser. No Settings functionality has been affected.

Additional Details

The Late Policies and the Grade Posting Policy tabs display by default. The Final Grade Override tab only displays if the feature is turned on for the course. If available, the feature will be available in the Course Settings Feature Preview tab.

 

Settings

Course Settings Publish Buttons


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-12-01 Course Settings Publish Buttons 

Summary

Course Publish and Unpublish buttons display in the Course Settings page.

Change Benefit

This change allows courses to be published from either the Course Settings page or the Dashboard.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

In the Course Details tab, the top of the Course Settings sidebar includes the course Publish and Unpublish buttons. Courses can be published and unpublished from either the Dashboard or Course Settings.

When a course includes graded submissions, the course can no longer be unpublished and the buttons will be removed from the page.

Additional Details

Publishing a course is a course permission set at the account level.

Course Settings Publish/Unpublish ButtonsCourse Settings Publish/Unpublish Buttons

 

 

 

 

Feature Previews

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Canvas for Elementary


The Canvas for Elementary feature creates a digital classroom that reflects the physical classroom experience for elementary students. Full details can be found in the
Canvas for Elementary Feature Page.

Subject Banner Sizing


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-12-01 Canvas for Elementary Subject Banner Sizing


Summary

For individual subjects, the subject banner is collapsed as a user scrolls down the page.

Change Benefit

This change ensures the subject banner is not sticky and collapses as appropriate.

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Feature Workflow

When a subject banner is added to a Course Settings page, the banner displays for the Subject. Users who scroll down the page will see the full banner, but as they scroll down the page, the banner will collapse to only display the subject name. 

Additional Details

If a subject banner is not added for a subject, the subject displays the card image set for the subject. If no card image has been set, the subject displays the color set for the subject.

Subject Banner SizeSubject Banner Size

 

 

Home Page Edit Button 


Discussion about this feature is welcome in
Releases Q&A: 2021-12-01 Canvas for Elementary Home Page Edits


Summary

The Edit button has been added to subject home pages.

Change Benefit

This change allows teachers to edit a subject home page without having to manage the subject.

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Feature Workflow

When a subject home page has been created for a subject, the home page displays an Edit button at the top of the home page.

Additional Details

Teachers can also edit the home page by clicking the Manage Subject button and viewing Pages in the Subject Navigation Menu.

Home Page Edit ButtonHome Page Edit Button

 

 

 

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2021-11-12 Published Deploy Notes
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