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Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-11-09)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-11-09)

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 2022-11-09 Known Issues tag.

 


Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Rich Content Editor

External Link Icon, Download File Icon, Focus Ring Around Content Match Link Color

User Role & Summary Link

All Users | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor, Theme Editor, Course Content, User Content

 

Summary

The external link icon and download file icon that appear next to external links and files match the link color. Additionally, the focus ring that displays when tabbing through content matches the link color in the institution’s theme.

Change Benefit

This update allows branding consistency, improved accessibility, and makes the icons visible and consistent when the link color is changed in the Rich Content Editor (e.g. using a white link on a dark background).

Feature Workflow

View External Link IconView External Link Icon

 

View Download IconView Download Icon

The external link icon and download file icon match the link color.

View Focus RingView Focus Ring

When a user uses the Tab key with focusable content, the focus ring around the content matches the institution’s theme color.

Raw and Pretty HTML Editor Links to Buttons Update

 

User Role & Summary Link

All Users | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor

 

Summary

The Raw HTML Editor and the Pretty HTML Editor links have been updated to Switch to raw HTML Editor and Switch to pretty HTML Editor buttons.

Change Benefit

This update allows for improved accessibility in the Rich Content Editor.

Feature Workflow

Switch to Raw HTML Editor ButtonSwitch to Raw HTML Editor Button

To edit HTML using the raw HTML Editor, click the Switch to raw HTML Editor button.

 

Switch to Pretty HTML Editor ButtonSwitch to Pretty HTML Editor Button

To edit HTML using the pretty HTML editor, click the Switch to pretty HTML Editor button.

 

Retain Replaced Image Style, Height, and Width

 

User Role & Summary Link

All Users | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor

 

Summary

In the Rich Content Editor, when a user replaces an image with a Course or User image, the style, height, and width are retained.

Change Benefit

This update allows users to keep replaced images consistent.

Feature Workflow

When a user replaces an image, the style, height, and width are retained. 

 

Other Updates

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To Do List

Display Separate To Do Lists [Feature Delayed as of 2022-11-14]

 

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors, Students | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes   

Affected Feature Areas

To Do List

Previous Feature Mention

Known Issues 

 

Summary

Users with instructor and student roles have distinct and separate to do lists in their sidebars.

Change Benefit

This update allows users with both instructor and student roles to differentiate between their to do lists.

Feature Workflow

 

Separate To Do ListsSeparate To Do Lists

 

If users have both instructor and student roles, separate Student To Do and Teacher To Do lists display in the sidebar.

 

Outcomes

Outcome Service Results to Canvas Reporting

 

User Role & Summary Link

All Users | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Feature Areas

New Quizzes, Learning Mastery Gradebook, Admin Reporting

Related Idea Conversations

Pass Outcome Results from New Quizzes to Canvas

New Quizzes: Account level Outcomes Results report?

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-10-26)

 

Summary

New Quiz outcome data is available in the Learning Mastery Gradebook, Student Learning Mastery Gradebook, and the admin account-level Outcome Results report.

Change Benefit

This update allows users to collect outcome data from New Quizzes to improve usage of Competency and Standards-Based Grading.

Feature Workflow

Learning Mastery GradebookLearning Mastery Gradebook

In the Learning Mastery Gradebook, New Quizzes with Outcome alignments are included in the outcome calculations.

 

Outcome Results Admin ReportOutcome Results Admin Report

 

Admins can view account level outcomes data for outcomes-aligned New Quizzes in the Outcome Results admin report.  

 

Feature Options

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Rich Content Editor

Icon Maker Cropping Tool on Touch Devices

Feature Option Name

RCE Icon Maker

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

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

Beta Environment Availability

2022-10-27

Production Environment Availability

2022-11-09

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

Instructors can use the cropping tool in the Rich Content Editor Icon Maker on touch devices.

Change Benefit

This update provides instructors more device options for customization of icons in the Rich Content Editor Icon Maker. 

Feature Workflow

RCE Icon Maker Cropping Tool on Touch DeviceRCE Icon Maker Cropping Tool on Touch Device

 

To use the cropping tool on a touch device, open the Rich Content Editor Icon Maker and create or edit an icon.

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2022-11-14 Display Separate To Do Lists delayed
2022-10-28 Published Deploy Notes
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