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Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-07-06)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-07-06)

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 2022-07-06 Known Issues tag.

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Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Assignments

Individual Student Due Date Override

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors, Students | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected Feature Areas

Assignments

Related idea Conversations

Recognize individual student exceptions when assigning a quiz/assignment to a course section


Summary

In the Assignments page, individual student due date overrides take priority over section and group due dates on assignments.

Change Benefit

This update allows individual student due date overrides to take priority over other due dates to reflect differentiation when multiple due dates apply to a student. The student view displays the most specific differentiated due date.

Feature Workflow

Assignment Due DatesAssignment Due Dates

 

 

 

Individual Assignment Due DateIndividual Assignment Due Date

 
In Student view, the individual student due date takes precedence and displays on assignments.

Additional Details

Previously, if a student was given an individual assignment override that was within the date range for a section specific override, Canvas used the most lenient assigned dates  to determine the assignment availability and due date for the student.

 

Gradebook

Filtered View CSV File Download

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Gradebook

Related Idea Conversation

Allowing Export gradebook by section(s)

Allow download of filtered category totals


Summary

In the Gradebook, instructors can download CSV files based on a filtered view.

Change Benefit

This update allows instructors to download CSV files with the current filters selected in the Gradebook.

Feature Workflow

Gradebook Filter OptionsGradebook Filter Options

 
In the Gradebook, click View and select desired filters.

Export Current Gradebook View OptionExport Current Gradebook View Option

 
In the Gradebook, click Actions and select Export Current Gradebook View.

 

Consortium Updates

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Developer Keys

Developer Key User Interface Update

User Role & Summary Link

Admin | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Feature Areas

LTI Tools


Summary

In Developer Keys, administrators can view developer keys installed in the parent account in the child account.

Change Benefit

This update allows administrators to identify where developer keys in child accounts are managed and to differentiate from Site Admin keys.

Feature Workflow

Inherited Consortium Parent Developer KeysInherited Consortium Parent Developer Keys

 

 

Consortium Developer Key Child Account InstallationsConsortium Developer Key Child Account Installations

 

 
Developer keys installed in child accounts will display in the Account tab.

 

Feature Options

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Canvas For Elementary

Resources Tab Icon Update

Feature Option Name to Enable

Canvas Elementary Theming

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Disabled/Locked), learn how to enable feature options)

Beta Environment Availability

2022-06-23

Production Environment Availability

2022-07-06

Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Permissions

Manage Courses: Courses - Add permission.

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected User Roles and Areas

Instructors, Students, Homeroom Dashboard

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Not Available

Feature Option State

Production-ready


Summary

In the Canvas for Elementary Homeroom Dashboard, the Resources tab icon has been changed from a piggy bank to a file folder.

Change Benefit

This update changes the Elementary Homeroom Dashboard Resources tab icon to be more globally inclusive.

Feature Workflow

Canvas for Elementary Homeroom Dashboard Resources TabCanvas for Elementary Homeroom Dashboard Resources Tab

In the Canvas for Elementary Homeroom Dashboard, the Resources tab icon is a file folder.

 

New Quizzes

New Quizzes Item Bank Icon Update

Feature Option Name to Enable

New Quizzes

Enable Feature Option Location Default Status

Account (Enabled/Unlocked)

Beta Environment Availability

2022-07-13

Production Environment Availability

2022-07-13

Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Permissions

Inherent to user role

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected User Roles and Areas

Instructors, New Quizzes Item Banks

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Not Available

Feature Option State

Production-ready


Summary

In New Quizzes, the New Quizzes Item Bank has been changed from a piggy bank to a file folder.

Change Benefit

This update changes the New Quizzes Item Bank icon to be more globally inclusive.

Feature Workflow

 

New Quizzes Item Bank ButtonNew Quizzes Item Bank Button

 

In New Quizzes, the New Quizzes Item Bank icon is a file folder.



Rich Content Editor Icon Maker

Decorative Icon Checkbox

Feature Option Name to Enable

RCE Icon Maker

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Disabled/Unlocked),  learn how to enable feature options

Beta Environment Availability

2022-06-23

Production Environment Availability

2022-07-06

Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Permissions

Inherent to user role

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected User Roles and Areas

Instructors, Rich Content Editor Icon Maker

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Yes

Feature Option State

Production-ready


Summary

When editing an icon in the Rich Content Editor Icon Maker, instructors have the option to check the Decorative Icon checkbox to disable alt text for an icon.

Change Benefit

This update allows instructors the option to add an icon description or save the icon as a decorative icon without a required description.

Feature Workflow

Rich Content Editor Icon Maker Decorative Icon CheckboxRich Content Editor Icon Maker Decorative Icon Checkbox

 

 

 

Rich Content Editor Decorative Icon Checkbox SelectionRich Content Editor Decorative Icon Checkbox Selection

 


In the Rich Content Editor Icon Maker, instructors can include an icon description, or click the Decorative Image option to disable alt text before saving.



 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2022-07-20

Added New Feature

  • Filtered View CSV File Download
2022-07-15

Updated Feature Option

  • Added New Quizzes Item Bank Icon Update Image
2022-07-07

Updated Feature Option

  • New Quizzes Item Bank Icon Update
    • Changed Beta and Production availability to 2022-07-13
2022-06-29

Removed-Feature Option

  • New Quizzes Item Bank Icon Update
2022-06-28

Updated New Quizzes Default Status 

  • Updated Account (Enabled/Unlocked)
  • Removed "Contact Customer Support Manager"
2022-06-24 Published Deploy Notes
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