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Canvas Deploy Notes (2024-02-14)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2024-02-14)

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.

Fixed bugs are located in Known Issues. For related issues resolved in this deploy, view the 2024-02-14 Known Issues tag.

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For Canvas Platform Service changes (API, GraphQL, Canvas Data), please see the appropriate page in the Change Log

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Looking to discuss the features in the Deploy Notes? Post a reply in the Features Q&A: Canvas Deploy Notes (2024-02-14)

Table of Contents

Interface Updates

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Admin Tools

Restore Deleted User [Delayed as of 2024-02-15]

Admin

Affected Feature Areas

Admin Tools

Account Setting to Enable

None

Permissions

Users - manage login details

Related Ideas

[People] Allow admins to search for and edit deleted objects

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy/Release Notes (2024-01-31)


Summary

In Admin Tools, the Restore Course tab is renamed Restore Content and Account Admin can restore deleted users.

Change Benefit

This functionality allows administrators to recover deleted users directly within the Canvas interface, eliminating the sole reliance on SIS imports for this process.

Feature Workflow

Account Settings Restore Content Drop-Down MenuAccount Settings Restore Content Drop-Down Menu

On the Admin Tools page, the tab is renamed Restore Content [1]. Click the Select a type to Restore drop-down menu and select Users [2].


Authentication

SMS for Authentication Provider Checkbox

Admin

Affected Feature Areas

Authentication

Account Setting to Enable

None

Permissions

Account-level settings - manage

Related Ideas

None


Summary

When setting up Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), a Send one-time passcode via SMS (US Carriers Only) checkbox is available and enabled by default.

Change Benefit

This feature allows admin to opt-out of SMS for their authentication provider.

Feature Workflow

MFA Send One-Time Passcodes via SMS CheckboxMFA Send One-Time Passcodes via SMS Checkbox

To opt-out, click the Send one-time passcodes via SMS (US carriers only) checkbox.

Additional Details

Canvas only supports US based SMS carriers for sending one-time passcodes.


People

Deleted Users in Search Results [Delayed as of 2024-02-15]

Admin

Affected Feature Areas

People

Account Setting to Enable

None

Permissions

Users - view list

Related Ideas

[People] Allow admins to search for and edit deleted objects

Previous Feature Mention

Canvas Deploy/Release Notes (2024-01-31)


Summary

On the Account-level People page, admin can use the Include deleted users in search results checkbox when searching users.

Note: The checkbox does not display if the account has no deleted users. 

Change Benefit

This functionality allows admin to easily search deleted users within the user interface.

Feature Workflow

People Include Deleted Users in Search Results CheckboxPeople Include Deleted Users in Search Results Checkbox

To include deleted users in a search, select the Include deleted users in search results checkbox.


Settings

EduAppsCenter Token Validation

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Affected Feature Areas

Apps

Account Setting to Enable

None

Permissions

Inherent to User


Summary

When an invalid access token is entered in the EduAppCenter, no tools display.

Change Benefit

This update improves security by preventing apps from displaying when an invalid access token is entered.

Additional Details

Previously, when an invalid access token was entered all apps displayed.

 

LTI Updates

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LTI 1.3

Module Item Migration Support

Admin

Affected LTI Tools

LTI 1.3

Affects User Interface

No

Affected Feature Areas

Modules

Related Ideas

None


Summary

When upgrading from LTI 1.1 to LTI 1.3, module items are supported and include the resource_link_id.

Change Benefit

This update improves module item migration from LTI 1.1 to LTI 1.3.

 

Feature Options

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New Analytics

User Interface Update

Instructor

Feature Option Name

New Analytics

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Enabled/Unlocked)

Beta Environment Availability

2024-01-31

Production Environment Availability

2024-02-14

Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Permissions

Analytics-view pages

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

New Analytics

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Not available

Feature Option State

Production-ready

Related Ideas

None


Summary

The New Analytics page displays an updated user interface.

Change Benefit

This update enhances coherence with the overall Canvas interface.

Feature Workflow

New Analytics User Interface UpdatesNew Analytics User Interface Updates

In the Analytics page, the page title [1] is changed, a course status pill [2] is added, and the Average Course Grade [3] data is moved.


Removal of Time and Date Stamp

Instructor

Feature Option Name

New Analytics

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Enabled/Unlocked)

Beta Environment Availability

2024-01-31

Production Environment Availability

2024-02-14

Subaccount Configuration

Yes

Permissions

Analytics-view pages

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

New Analytics

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Not available

Feature Option State

Production-ready

Related Ideas

None


Summary

In New Analytics, the As of time and date stamp is removed from the user interface.

Change Benefit

This update enhances the user experience by eliminating inaccuracies in the time and date stamp. 

Additional Details

The previous time and date stamp displayed when data last began processing, not when it was complete, which could be delayed 24 hours. 

Change Log

2024-02-15

Delayed features: Admin Tools: Restore Deleted User and People: Deleted Users in Search Results

2024-02-09

Updated: Settings: EduAppsCenter Token Validation- not available in the beta environment

2024-02-02

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