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Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-12-20)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-12-20)

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 2022-12-20 Known Issues tag.

 


Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Course Settings

Import and Copy Blueprint Course Settings

User Role & Summary Link

Admin, Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Blueprint courses, Course Settings

Related Idea Conversation

[Course Import/Export] Enhance Course Copy of a Blueprint Course includes Blueprint Course settings


Summary

In Course Settings, an Import Blueprint Course Settings checkbox is available when copying a Blueprint course using Copy this Course or Import Course content, Copy a Canvas Course to an existing Blueprint course. 

Change Benefit

This update provides admins and instructors the option to include Blueprint course settings when copying a Blueprint course without having to manually update the course.

Feature Workflow

Import Content PageImport Content PageIn Course Settings Import Course Content, to copy Blueprint course settings, click the Import Blueprint Course Settings checkbox [1]. Then, click the Import button [2].

 

Copy a Course PageCopy a Course PageIn Course Settings Copy This Course, to copy Blueprint course settings, click the Import Blueprint Course Settings checkbox [1]. Then, click the Create Course button [2].

Additional Details

This checkbox feature is not available when importing a Canvas Course Export Package.

 

Rich Content Editor

Single Click Toolbar Buttons [Production Release Delayed]

User Role & Summary Link

All Users | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor


Summary

In the Rich Content Editor (RCE), the following toolbar buttons have been updated to open the menu with a single click:

  • Superscript
  • Links
  • Images
  • Record/Upload Media
  • Documents
  • Icon Maker Icons
  • Align

Change Benefit

This update improves accessibility and overall user experience in the Rich Content Editor.

Feature Workflow

Rich Content Editor Toolbar Button MenuRich Content Editor Toolbar Button Menu

In the Rich Content Editor, the toolbar buttons display the menu with a single click.

Additional Details

Previously, these buttons were split to include a quick action feature which has been removed.

 

Other Updates

Rich Content Editor

Rich Content Editor Supports the Pasting and Drag and Drop of Content [Feature Delayed as of 2022-12-22]

User Role & Summary Link

All users | Canvas Features by User Role

Affects User Interface

No

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor

Related Idea Conversations

Paste a photo into the RCE

Paste Images into Canvas

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-12-07)


Summary

The Rich Content Editor (RCE) supports the pasting and drag and drop of content. Users can copy and paste an image from a browser or photo viewing app in the RCE. Also, users can copy an image, audio, or video file from a file system directory viewer such as the macOS Finder or Windows File Explorer and paste it in the RCE. Additionally, users can drag a file from the local filesystem and drop it in the RCE. If a course or group requires usage rights, when pasting a file in the RCE, the File Upload modal displays to select usage rights before uploading and displaying in the RCE. When dragging and dropping an image from the web, an HTML IMG tag referencing the file at its location on the web is inserted into the RCE. This may or may not display the image for other users depending on the public visibility of the source image.

Change Benefit

This update provides users with additional options when adding content to the Rich Content Editor.

Additional Details

Due to the security features in browsers, using the RCE Edit menu Paste link continues to display a pop-up alert. Pasting content requires the Command+V, Control+V or Paste from the browser’s context menu.


For additional information related to this feature, see the RCE Drag and Drop blog.

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2023-01-05

Updated Feature

  • Rich Content Editor: Single Click Toolbar Buttons Production Release Delayed
2022-12-22

Updated Feature

  • Rich Content Editor: Rich Content Editor Supports the Pasting and Drag and Drop of Content [Feature Delayed as of 2022-12-22]
2022-12-15

Removed Feature

  • Settings: Editing User Profile and Communication Checkboxes- This feature was removed from the notes due to incorrect documentation. This feature was released 11/30/22. For more information related to this feature, please see the Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-11-30).
2022-12-13

Updated Feature

2022-12-09 Published Deploy Notes
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