Community

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-02-02)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-02-02)

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 by feature. To view functionality according to user role, please see Canvas Features by User Role.

Fixed bugs are located in Known Issues. For related issues resolved in this deploy, view the 2022-02-02 Known Issues tag.

 

  • Subscribe to the deploy notes page to be notified of posted deploy notes
  • 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

BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Enrollments

Custom Roles Display Updates

 

User Role & Summary Link

Admins, Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

User Details (Account, Course); Course Settings

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-02-02 Enrollments Custom Roles Display Updates

Related Idea Conversation

Display Custom Roles in the Enrollment Section of the User Account

Make Custom Role Names visible in more parts of Canvas


Summary

Custom role names display in various areas across Canvas.

Change Benefit

This change aligns the display of user roles with other areas of Canvas.

Feature Workflow

When an admin creates a permission with a custom role name, the name of the custom role displays in Canvas for any user assigned to that role.

At the account level, the User Details link for a user displays the custom role type.

Custom Role in account-level User Details PageCustom Role in account-level User Details Page

 

At the course level, the User Details link for a user displays the custom role type. This change also applies for accounts that have enabled the Profiles feature.

Custom Role in course-level User Details PageCustom Role in course-level User Details Page

 

Additionally, course sections also display custom role types.

Custom Role in Course SectionsCustom Role in Course Sections

 

People

User Suspension Link Adjustment

 

User Role & Summary Link

Admins | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected Feature Areas

People (Account)

Permissions

User - manage login details

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-01-015 Account User Suspension Link

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-01-05)


Summary

The Suspend/Reactive User link has been relocated in the User Details page.

Change Benefit

This change removes confusion in the placement of the link.

Feature Workflow

The User Details page allows admins to suspend or reactivate logins for individual users. The Suspend User link has been placed between the Merge with Another User link and the Delete from (account name) link. When a suspended user needs to be reactivated, the Reactivate User link displays in the same location.

Suspend User LinkSuspend User Link

 

Rich Content Editor

Accessibility Checker Color Update

 

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors, Students | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2021-08-21 RCE Accessibility Checker Notifications 

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-01-05)


Summary

The Accessibility Checker color value has been changed from a warning style to an information style.

Change Benefit

This change improves accessibility and aligns with updated contrast standards.

Feature Workflow

When users create content in the Rich Content Editor that includes accessibility concerns, the Accessibility Checker displays in the editor, notifying the user that concerns exist. This icon provides information to the user about how to correct the concerns within the editor. 

The Accessibility Checker color value displays as electric blue, #0374B5. Previously it displayed as the Canvas warning color (#FC5E13).

Accessibility Checker with Information IconAccessibility Checker with Information Icon

 

 

Account Settings

BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Canvas for Elementary

Homeroom Synced Subjects List

 

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Feature Areas

Canvas for Elementary

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-02-02 C4E Homeroom Synced Subjects List 


Summary

The Homeroom Settings page displays a list of subjects where enrollments are being synced.

Change Benefit

This change helps instructors know which subjects have been aligned to the Homeroom for syncing.

Feature Workflow

When managing a subject, instructors can choose to sync enrollments and the subject start/end dates from the Homeroom, and the specified Homeroom is selected from a dropdown menu.

Subject Enrollment Sync CheckboxSubject Enrollment Sync Checkbox

The name of each subject that has synced to a Homeroom displays in the Course Settings page for the Homeroom.

Homeroom Settings Enrollment Subjects ListHomeroom Settings Enrollment Subjects List

Additional Details

The Canvas for Elementary feature creates a digital classroom that reflects the physical classroom experience for elementary students. Learn more about Canvas for Elementary.

 

Other Updates

BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Mobile Apps

Session Duration Extension

 

User Role & Summary Link

All Users

Affects User Interface

No

Affected Feature Areas

Canvas Mobile Apps

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-10-27)


Summary

The minimum session duration for mobile applications has been changed from 20 minutes to 48 hours.

Change Benefit

This change increases the time a user can be logged in to a mobile application before having to log in again.

Feature Workflow

Canvas users can log in to the Canvas mobile apps without having to log in again for a specific amount of time. By default, mobile sessions remain open indefinitely. 

For admins who want to set a session duration, the minimum required expiration has changed from 20 minutes to 48 hours.

Additional Details

Admins can request a custom Canvas mobile app session duration for their institution by contacting their Customer Success Manager. Users will need to log in to the Canvas mobile app again after the custom duration time period has expired.

Please note that session minimums cannot be set for less than 48 hours. 

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

BACK TO TABLE OF CONTENTS

Date  
2022-01-21 Published Deploy Notes
Was this article helpful? Yes No