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Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-03-16)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-03-16)

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.

 

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Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Modules

Module Requirement Displays New Quizzes

Feature Option

New Quizzes

User Roles

Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected Feature Areas

Modules

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-03-16 Module Requirement Displays New Quizzes


Summary

When adding module requirements, New Quizzes are displayed in the Quizzes heading.

Change Benefit

This change allows instructors to navigate to Quizzes when adding New Quizzes items as a module requirement.

Feature Workflow

When adding module requirements, instructors can view all quiz types under the Quizzes heading. 

Updated Module HeadingUpdated Module Heading

 

 
 Additional Details

Previously, when adding New Quizzes to module requirements, they were not included in the Quizzes heading. 

 

Outcomes

Friendly Description Addition to Outcomes Import CSV File

User Role & Summary Link

Admins, Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affected Feature Areas

Outcomes

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-03-16 Friendly Description Addition to Outcomes Import 


Summary

The Outcomes Friendly Description is included in the outcomes import CSV file.

Change Benefit

This change allows the Outcomes Friendly Description field to be added when uploading the outcomes import CSV file. 

Additional Details

When creating outcomes, admins and instructors have the option to create a custom or more friendly description. Friendly descriptions will display for students and observers/parents in the student Learning Mastery Gradebook and other locations in Canvas where Outcomes are visible for these roles. Teachers will be able to see both a description and friendly description when text has been added to these fields. This friendly description field is located below the official description of the outcome, which is still retained for reference within the course.

Admins with permission to manage outcomes can create friendly descriptions for the account and for all courses. Instructors with permission can only create friendly descriptions for outcomes created within their own courses.

 

Speedgrader

Anonymous Student Name Display Update

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Speedgrader

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-03-30 Assignments Anonymous Student Name Display Update


Summary

In Speedgrader, the anonymous student names are consistently displayed between multiple teachers with different view permissions or preferences in a course and the moderation page.

Change Benefit

This change allows consistent Anonymous Student Name Display in Speedgrader. 

Feature Workflow

Assignment SettingsAssignment Settings

 
When creating or editing an assignment, instructors can click the Graders cannot view student names checkbox to enable anonymous grading.

Speedgrader Anonymous Student Name Display All SectionsSpeedgrader Anonymous Student Name Display All Sections

 

 
In Speedgrader, anonymous student identities are assigned in numerical order across all sections in a course.

Anonymous Student Name Display by SectionAnonymous Student Name Display by Section

 
When permission is set to limit an instructor to only see fellow section users, the instructor sees the anonymous identities for their section only.

Account Settings

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Reports

Friendly Description Addition to Outcomes Export

 

User Roles

Admins | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affected Feature Area

Reports, Outcomes   

Feature Q&A

Releases Q&A: 2022-03-16 Friendly Description Addition to Outcomes Export 


Summary

The Outcomes Friendly Description is included in the Outcomes Export report.

Change Benefit

This change allows the Outcomes Friendly Description field to be displayed when an admin download and views the Outcomes Export report. 

Additional Details

When downloading the Outcomes Export report, the friendly description will display between the official description and the display name fields.

The Outcomes Export report only displays account level outcomes.

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2022-03-24

Added Interface Update

  • Speedgrader: Anonymous Student Name Display Update
2022-03-07 Published Deploy Notes
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