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Canvas Release Notes (2024-07-20)

Canvas Release Notes (2024-07-20)

In this Canvas release (20 July), instructors can assign ungraded discussions to students and sections. The Account Navigation now includes a link to the Analytics Hub. In Account Settings, admins can enable Inbox Signature blogs and Auto responses. Intelligent Insights is Instructure’s new product offering in analytics and AI. On the Modules page, instructors can assign students to entire modules or individual module items directly from the page. Instructors can also assign pages to students and set availability dates. The Assign To button is available in Assignments and Discussions, and the Assign To user interface in Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes has been redesigned in a tray format. Canvas’ Admin Analytics and Course Analytics features are migrated to the Data Access Platform (DAP). The Discussion Create and Edit page uses Apollo/GraphQL to fetch and update data. At the Account level, the legacy Analytics link is removed. The New Course and User Analytics feature is enforced for all Canvas institutions, and the feature option is removed from the user interface. An entry point for Admin Analytics is added to the Analytics Hub, and the Admin Analytics page includes an Intelligent Insights option in the navigation menu for users of this feature. A Top Navigation LTI Placement feature option is available for admin to enable. The Rubrics page, at both the admin and course levels, is redesigned allowing admins and instructors to search and sort rubrics, view where rubrics are used, duplicate and archive rubrics, and more easily edit existing rubrics.

All Resources | Features in this release may be included in product blogs and other content areas. For all related links, view the 2024-07-20 Community tag.

Table of Contents

New Features

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Discussions

Ungraded Discussions Assign To

Instructor Student

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

None 

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Discussions-create

Discussions-moderate

Additionally, either a course admin enrollment or an enrollment that's not section restricted

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Discussions

Related Ideas

None

Summary

In Discussions, instructors can assign ungraded discussions to students and sections. Additionally, section restricted enrollments allowing students to post discussions to a specific section is removed. Instructors can still create groups, and students within those groups can initiate discussions that are visible only to their group members.

Change Benefit

This update streamlines instructor workflow and improves the ability to differentiate instruction.


Feature Workflow

Manage Assign To LinkManage Assign To Link

To assign students or sections to an ungraded discussion, click the Manage Assign To link on the create or edit a discussion page.


Assign To TrayAssign To Tray

Instructors can select which students are assigned the ungraded discussion.

Note: Only students assigned to the discussion can view and participate in the ungraded discussion.


Feature Video

See Feature Video for Modules and Assignment Differentiation 

 

 

Navigation

Analytics Hub

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-09

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Analytics Hub

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Navigation

Related Ideas

None

Related Blog

Introducing Analytics Hub: Your central gateway to all things Data, Analytics and Insights


Summary

In Account Navigation, an Analytics Hub link is available. The Analytics Hub displays all data and analytics for the following features:

  • Admin Analytics: Usage overview, Student overview, Course overview
  • Impact Insights
  • LTI Usage Data
  • Intelligent Insights: Students in need of attention, Course readiness, LTI Usage Data, Ask Your Data
  • Standards overview
  • Formative assessments
  • Benchmark assessments
  • State and National Assessments
  • Canvas Data 2 services
  • DAP CLI & Client library
  • DAP Query API

Note: Specific data and analytics solutions are based on feature option settings and individual users permissions.

Change Benefit

This feature improves an admin’s workflow by consolidating all data and analytics capabilities in one page.

Feature Workflow

Analytics Hub LinkAnalytics Hub Link

In Account navigation, an Analytics Hub link is available.

Analytics Hub ViewAnalytics Hub View

Users without access to Intelligent Insights can access other product data and analytics in the Analytics Hub.

 

Analytics Hub Data OptionsAnalytics Hub Data Options

Using the Analytics Hub, admins can view data for the following areas depending on feature option settings and individual users permissions:

  • AI Assisted Data [1]
  • Usage and Adoption [2]
  • Student Success [3]
  • Course Effectiveness [4]
  • Standards Proficiency [5]
  • Assessment Results [6]
  • Data Access [7]

Feature Video

Not Available

 

 

Inbox

Add Signature to Messages

All Users

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

Account Settings

Account Setting to Enable

Enable Inbox Signature Block

Subaccount Configuration

No

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Inherent to user

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Inbox

Related Ideas

[Inbox] Signature Block


Summary

When the Enable Inbox Signature Block is enabled, users have the option to configure a signature when composing a message. Additionally, admins have the option to disable the Inbox Signature Block for students.

Note: The Enable Inbox Signature Block setting is disabled by default.

Change Benefit

This feature streamlines communication and enhances the effectiveness and professional appeal of inbox messages.

Feature Workflow

Account Setting Enable Signature BlockAccount Setting Enable Signature Block

In Account settings, select the Enable Inbox Signature Block checkbox to enable for all users. To disable this feature for students select the Disable Inbox Signature Block for Students checkbox. 

Note: By default, the Disable Inbox Signature Block for students checkbox is not selected. 

 

Inbox Settings IconInbox Settings Icon

 In the Inbox, click the Settings button.



Create Signature ModalCreate Signature Modal

To create a signature, select the Signature On radio button [1] and enter the desired signature in the Signature field [2]. Then, click the Save button [3].

 

Compose Message Signature DisplayCompose Message Signature Display

Once a signature is saved, it displays in the message body when composing a message.

Feature Video

See the Feature Video for Add Auto Response to Messages.

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Add Auto Response to Messages

All Users

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

Account Settings

Account Setting to Enable

Enable Inbox Auto Response

Subaccount Configuration

No

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Inherent to user

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Inbox

Related Ideas

[Inbox] Auto-reply for Canvas messages


Summary

When Enable Inbox Auto Response is enabled, users have the option to set an auto-response for messages. Additionally, admins have the option to disable the Inbox Auto Response for students.

Note: The Enable Inbox Auto Response setting is disabled by default.

Change Benefit

This feature streamlines communication and enhances the effectiveness and professional appeal of inbox messages.

Feature Workflow

Account Setting Enable Auto Response CheckboxAccount Setting Enable Auto Response Checkbox

In Account Settings, select the Enable Inbox Auto Response checkbox to enable the feature for all users. To disable this feature for students select the Disable Inbox Auto Response for Students checkbox. 

Note: By default, the Disable Inbox Signature Block for students checkbox is not selected. 

 

Inbox Auto Response ModalInbox Auto Response Modal

To create an auto-response message, select the Response On radio button [1] and enter the Start Date [2], End date [3], Subject [4] and Message [5]. Then, click the Save button [6].


Feature Video

Embed Code:

<iframe width="560px" height="320px" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay *" title="Release Screencast: 2024-07-20 Inbox Add Signature to Messages and Add Auto Response to Messages" src="https://community.instructuremedia.com/embed/1dff4ce4-2e02-4b9a-9d32-85806a7bcef5" frameborder="0"></iframe>

 

Intelligent Insights

Analytics and AI

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-09

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

Contact Customer Success Manager

Permissions

Name of Permission relevant to feature area

Intelligent Insights Account Role

- Students in Need of Attention

- Course Readiness

- Ask Your Data

- LTI Usage

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Intelligent Insights

Related Ideas

None


Summary

Intelligent Insights is Instructure’s new product offering in the area of analytics & AI. 

The four features of Intelligent Insights are:

  • Course Readiness: Provides the insights administrators need to manage and assess course readiness and effectiveness. Institutions can customize the criteria to set standards for course readiness, enabling data-informed decisions and actions to enhance the consistency and effectiveness of teaching and learning.
  • Students in Need of Attention: Institutions establish leading indicators to proactively identify students needing attention and take action to improve their experience and outcomes. By implementing proactive and continuous monitoring, institutions can enhance student retention and graduation rates.
  • Ask Your Data: AI-powered query tools enable account admins to ask and answer questions in natural language. This allows educators to make data-informed decisions regardless of their data literacy or technical expertise.
  • LTI Usage: A meaningful and personalized data and analytics dashboard on LTI usage within Canvas provides admins with insights into where, when, by whom, and how often LTIs are used. This enhances understanding and management of LTIs in Canvas.

Note: Intelligent Insights is a paid product offering, please contact your Customer Success Manager for more information.

Change Benefit

This product enables self-service analytics and proactively surfaces actionable insights that inform strategic initiatives to improve course and edtech effectiveness, student retention, and graduation rates. 

Feature Workflow

Analytics Hub LinkAnalytics Hub Link

Admins can access Intelligent Insights through the Analytics Hub or Admin Analytics.

 

Edit Criteria PageEdit Criteria Page

In Course Readiness, admins can create specific criteria to define course readiness for their institution.

 

Course Readiness DataCourse Readiness Data

Then, the admin can view data based on the institution's criteria for course readiness. 

 

Students In Need Of Attention PageStudents In Need Of Attention Page

In the Students in Need of Attention page, admins can customize criteria [1], message students in need [2], filter results [3], and view bulk data [4].

 

Individual Student ViewIndividual Student View

Additionally, admins can view more detailed information about individual students.

 

Ask Your Data ViewAsk Your Data View

Admins can interact with and query their data instantly, quickly visualizing results.

 

LTI Usage OverviewLTI Usage Overview

With the LTI Usage dashboard, admins can gather insights on the following questions:

  • Which LTI tools are/are not being utilized and where? 
  • Who are our LTI tool champions?
  • What are our trends in LTI tool usage?

Additional Details

Please note that the LTI Usage dashboard is a part of Intelligent Insights and Impact. As such, LTI Usage Release Notes can be found with the Impact Release Notes in the Instructure Community when available.

Feature Video

Not Available

 

 

Modules

Module and Assignment Differentiation

Instructor

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

To change the Assign To settings for Modules and Module Items: 

  • Assigning Modules: Course Content - Edit
  • Assigning Assignments: Manage Assignments and Quizzes - edit
  • Assigning Quizzes: Manage Assignments and Quizzes - edit
  • Assigning Graded Discussions: Discussions - moderate and Manage Assignments
  • and Quizzes - edit
  • Assigning Ungraded Discussions: Discussions - moderate and either a course admin enrollment or an enrollment that's not section restricted
  • Assigning Pages: Pages - update

To open the Assign To tray from a module item’s create page:

  • Launch Assign To tray from the assignments create page: Manage Assignments and Quizzes - add
  • Launch Assign To tray from the quizzes create page: Manage Assignments and Quizzes - add
  • Launch Assign To tray from graded discussions create page: Discussions - create and Manage Assignments and Quizzes - add
  • Launch Assign To tray from ungraded discussions create page: Discussions - create and either a course admin enrollment or an enrollment that's not section restricted
  • Launch Assign To try from Pages the Create page in Pages - update

Related APIs

Update a module’s overrides

Learning Object Dates API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Modules

Related Ideas

[Modules] Module access to specific groups, sections or students

[Modules] Hiding and Viewing Modules for Individual Sections

Related Blogs

Releasing Modules to Students and Sections

The latest on releasing modules to students & sections


Summary

On the Modules page, instructors can assign students to an entire module and individual module items from the Modules page. Additionally, the Add Module and Edit Module Settings pages are redesigned as trays.

Notes:

  • If a student is assigned only a specific item within a module and not the entire module, they will see only that item in the feature area, such as an assignment on the assignment page, and not the rest of the module.
  • If a student is assigned an entire module, but only specific items within that module, students can only view the items they are assigned.

Change Benefit

This feature improves the differentiation of Modules to create a more dynamic and adaptive learning environment.

Feature Workflow

Add Module TrayAdd Module Tray

When creating a new module, the Add Module modal is changed to a tray.

 

Edit Module TrayEdit Module Tray

When editing a module, the Edit Module Settings is redesigned to display as a tray with a Settings tab and an Assign To tab. 

Note: The existing module settings remain unchanged.

 

Assign To TrayAssign To Tray

Using the Assign To tab, instructors can set the module visibility to Everyone [1] or assign it to specific students [2]. In the Assign To field [3], instructors can select students or sections using the drop-down menu, typing student names, SIS IDs (if available), or section names . Lastly, click the Save button [4].

Note: By default, the modules and items are assigned to everyone.

 

Module Assign To LinkModule Assign To Link

On the Modules page, instructors can also access the Assign To tab by clicking the Options icon [1]. Then, select the Assign To link [2].

 

View Assign To LinkView Assign To Link

When a module is differentiated for specific students, a View Assign To link displays to easily review or edit visibility.

Note: The View Assign To link does not display if the module is assigned to everyone.

 

Module Item Assign To LinkModule Item Assign To Link

To assign a specific module item to a student, click the Options icon [1], then select the Assign To link [2].

 

Module Item Assign To TrayModule Item Assign To Tray

After selecting the Assign To link, a tray displays where instructors can differentiate assignment availability dates and due dates. Then, click the Save button.

 

Module Item Assign To Tray for PagesModule Item Assign To Tray for Pages

Additionally, instructors can edit and differentiate visibility dates for students for pages.

Note: Pages and ungraded discussions cannot be assigned due dates.

Additional Details

This feature is not available in the Mobile app. However, the feature can be used on a mobile device when viewing in a web browser. This feature is not yet available when using Course Pacing.

Feature Video

Embed Code

 

 

<iframe width="560px" height="320px" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay *" title="Release Screencast: 2024-07-20 Modules and Assignment Differentiation" src="https://community.instructuremedia.com/embed/9fd0d8f1-86d2-437f-91ae-f7543c23ecec" frameborder="0"></iframe>

 

 

Pages

Assign To Feature Available

Instructor

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Pages - update

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Pages

Related Ideas

[Pages] Differentiated Pages


Summary

Instructors can assign pages to students and set availability dates. Additionally, instructors can assign Pages to Mastery Paths.

Note: Pages cannot be assigned due dates.

Change Benefit

This update streamlines instructor workflow and improves the ability to differentiate instruction.

Feature Workflow

Assign To ButtonAssign To Button

When viewing a page, instructors can use the Assign To button to quickly manage availability dates and assign them to students.

 

Pages Manage Assign To LinkPages Manage Assign To Link

When editing or creating a page, click the Manage Assign To link.

 

Pages Assign To TrayPages Assign To TrayInstructors can differentiate pages as well as manage availability dates in the Assign To tray. Then, click the Apply button.

 

Manage Assign To Pending Changes PillManage Assign To Pending Changes Pill

After applying changes and closing the tray [1], a pill displays stating that changes are not yet saved [1]. To save changes, click the Save button [2].

 

Pages Assign To Master PathsPages Assign To Master Paths

When assigning pages, instructors can also choose to assign the page to Mastery Paths.

Note: The Allow in Mastery Paths checkbox is removed.

 

Feature Video

See Feature Video for Module and Assignment Differentiation

Updated Features

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Assignments

Assign To Interface Update

Instructor

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Manage Assignments and Quizzes - add

Discussions - create

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes

Related Ideas

[SIS] Allow multiple 'Assign to' on Assignment to filter by SIS ID or Login ID (Students with same n...


Summary

In Assignments and Discussions, an Assign To button is available. In Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes, the Assign To user interface is redesigned in a tray. Additionally, student SIS IDs are displayed alongside student names when available.

Note: This update is not available in classic discussions.

Change Benefit

This update streamlines instructor workflow and improves the ability to differentiate instruction of assignments and discussions.

Feature Workflow

Assignments Assign To ButtonAssignments Assign To Button

When viewing an assignment or graded discussion, instructors can use the Assign To button to quickly manage due dates and availability dates.


Manage Assign To LinkManage Assign To Link

When editing an assignment, discussion or quiz, click the Manage Assign To link.




Assign To TrayAssign To Tray

Instructors can differentiate assignments, graded discussions and quizzes as well as manage due dates and availability dates in the redesigned tray. Then, click the Apply button.


Assign To SIS ID DisplayAssign To SIS ID Display

Additionally, student SIS IDs display when available in the Assign To tray.


Assign To Tray Displays Inherited AssignmentsAssign To Tray Displays Inherited Assignments

When editing in the Assign To tray of an assignment, inherited assignments display if available.


Manage Assign To Pending Changes PillManage Assign To Pending Changes Pill

After applying changes and closing the tray, a pill displays stating that changes are not yet saved. To save changes, click the Save button [2].


Feature Video

See Feature Video for Module and Assignment Differentiation

 

Feature Options

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Feature options allow institutions to enable newly developed Canvas functionality according to their preferred time frame. Unless otherwise noted, all feature options are opt-in and do not require any action by a Canvas admin until a feature's enforcement date is announced. For a complete list of feature options, please see Canvas LMS Feature Options.

A feature preview label indicates a feature option in active development, which is being built directly through user feedback. Feature previews deploy updates outside the regular Canvas release schedule and are posted in the Related Releases section in Canvas Releases & Deploys.

Please reference the table below each feature heading for specific feature information. For general information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Admin Analytics

Navigation Updates

Admin

Feature Option Name to Enable

Admin Analytics

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Enabled/Unlocked)

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-09

Subaccount Configuration

No

Permissions

Admin Analytics- view and export data

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Admin Analytics, Analytics Hub

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

TBD

Feature Option State

Production-ready

Related Ideas

None


Summary

An entry point for Admin Analytics is added to the Analytics Hub. On the Admin Analytics page, an Intelligent Insights option is added to the navigation menu for Intelligent Insight users.

On the Analytics Hub page, the following Admin Analytics data is accessible:

  • Usage Overview
  • Student Overview
  • Course Overview

Notes: Intelligent Insights is a separate product from Admin Analytics that requires a subscription. For more information, contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM).

Change Benefit

This update improves navigation to Admin Analytics and Intelligent Insights

Feature Workflow

Admin Analytics Data in the Analytics HubAdmin Analytics Data in the Analytics Hub

 

In the Analytics Hub, to view Usage and Adoption, click the Usage Overview link [1]. To view the StudentSuccess, click the Student Overview link [2], and to view Course Effectiveness, click the Courses Overview link [3]. 

 

Intelligent Insights Drop-Down MenuIntelligent Insights Drop-Down Menu

On the Admin Analytics page, institutions with an Intelligent Insights subscription have access to an Intelligent Insights drop-down menu [1]. In the drop-down menu, admins can access insights for Course Readiness [2] and Students in Need of Attention [3]. Additionally, admins can access an Ask Your Data tool [4] and insights related to LTI Usage [5].

Note: Ask Your Data and LTI Usage are external links, therefore saved filters do not apply.

The four features of Intelligent Insights available from Admin Analytics are:

  • Course Readiness: delivers the insights administrators need to manage and measure course readiness and effectiveness. Institutions customize the criterion to set the standard for course readiness and then make data-informed decisions and take action to improve the consistency of effectiveness of teaching and learning.
  • Students in Need of Attention: Institutions establish the leading indicators to proactively identify students needing attention so that they can proactively act to improve the student's experience and outcome. Institutions can improve student retention and graduation rates with proactive and continuous monitoring.
  • Ask Your Data: AI-powered query tools enable account admins to ask and answer questions in the natural language.  Educators can make data-informed decisions regardless of data literacy or technical savvy.  
  • LTI Usage: A meaningful and personalized data and analytics dashboard on LTI usage inside of Canvas. This provides admins with the ability to better understand where, when, by whom and how often LTIs are used within Canvas.

Feature Video

Not Available

 

Navigation

Top Navigation LTI Button 

All Users

Feature Option Name to Enable

Top Navigation LTI Placement

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Account (Disabled/Unlocked)

Beta Environment Availability

2024-07-09

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Subaccount Configuration

No

Permissions

Inherent to user

Affects User Interface

Yes 

Affected Areas

All pages with a Top Navigation

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Not available

Feature Option State

Production-ready

Related Ideas

None


Summary

When the Top Navigation LTI Placement feature option is enabled and a tool using this placement is enabled, an LTI Tools Menu button displays on all pages with a top navigation bar in Canvas. This placement can be added to LTI 1.3 tools, and admin can pin up to two tools as favorites to display on the top-navigation bar. All other tools with this placement display in the dropdown in the top navigation bar. 

Note: This is a restricted placement. For more information institutions should contact their Customer Success Manager and partners should contact Developer Relations.

Change Benefit

This feature allows AI tools to provide more relevant and accurate responses, enhancing user experience by delivering information and assistance tailored to the specific context.

Feature Workflow

Top Navigation LTI Tools Menu ButtonTop Navigation LTI Tools Menu Button

When the Top Navigation LTI Placement feature option is enabled, an LTI Tools button displays on pages with a top navigation Bar in Canvas for all users.

 

Account Level External Apps Page Pin to Top Navigation ToggleAccount Level External Apps Page Pin to Top Navigation Toggle

In Account Level settings, admin can pin up to two tools to the Top Navigation using the toggle. By default, tools are unpinned.

 

Pinned Tool ButtonPinned Tool Button

When a tool is pinned to the Top Navigation, a button displays for each tool.

 

LTI Tools Drop-Down MenuLTI Tools Drop-Down Menu

Any tools that are not pinned display in the LTI Tools drop-down menu.

Additional Details

Approved tools can add the Top Navigation placement and the http://canvas.instructure.com/lti/page_content/show claim. On the Assignment and Wiki pages, the tool will be sent all information from the page on launch.

Feature Video

Embed Code:
<iframe width="560px" height="320px" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay *" title="Release Screencast: 2024-07-20 Navigation Top Navigation LTI Button" src="https://community.instructuremedia.com/embed/b669e690-c504-409d-9109-01301b65387f" frameborder="0"></iframe>​

Rubrics

Redesign Phase 1

All Users

Feature Option Name to Enable

  • Rubric Enhancements
  • Assignment Enhancements must be enabled for students to view the enhanced rubric.

Enable Feature Option Location & Default Status

Beta: Account (Enabled)

Production: Account (Disabled)

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Subaccount Configuration

No

Permissions

Rubrics-add/edit/delete

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Rubrics

Mobile App Support

Not available

Free-for-Teacher Availability

Not available

Feature Option State

Production-ready

Related Ideas

[Rubrics] Editing Capabilities for Rubrics

[Rubrics] Rubric Ratings with consistent text wrapping & customisable margins


Summary

The Rubrics page at the admin and course level is redesigned, allowing admin and instructors to search and sort rubrics, view the location rubrics are used, duplicate and archive rubrics, as well as more easily edit existing rubrics. Additionally, the rubrics create and edit interface is redesigned. 

Change Benefit

This feature enhances educational value and improves student learning as institutions focus on effective rubric-based assessments.

Feature Workflow

Account Level Rubric ViewAccount Level Rubric View

At the Account and Course level, the Rubrics page is redesigned. Tabs are available to display Saved [1] and Archived [2] rubrics. A search bar [3] is available and the Create New Rubric button [4] is updated. Admins and instructors can also sort rubrics in ascending and descending order by Rubric name [5], Total Points [6], Criterion [7], and Location Used [8]. Additionally, an options icon [9] is available for each rubric, allowing users to easily edit, duplicate, archive, or delete rubrics [10].

Note: Rubrics cannot be edited or deleted once they have been added to an assignment. However, this can be duplicated for additional edits and the creation of new rubrics.

 

Account Level Rubric Search and Create New Rubric ButtonAccount Level Rubric Search and Create New Rubric Button

To search rubrics, enter the rubric name in the search field [1]. To create a new rubric, click the Create New Rubric button [2].

 

Redesigned Create New Rubric PageRedesigned Create New Rubric Page

When creating a new rubric, enter a Rubric name [1] and Rating Order [2]. To add a new criterion, click the Draft New Criterion button [3]. To create criterion from an outcome, click the Create from Outcome button [4].

 

Create New Criterion ModalCreate New Criterion Modal

When creating a new criterion, enter the Criterion Name [1] and Criterion Description [2]. To enable a point range, select the Enable Range checkbox [4]. Then, determine the desired Points [4]. Rating name [5], and Rating Description [6]. Then click the Save Criterion button [7].

 

Adding an Outcome to Criterion ModalAdding an Outcome to Criterion Modal

When creating a criterion from an outcome, select the desired outcome and click the Import button.

Create New Rubric Edit, Delete and Duplicate IconsCreate New Rubric Edit, Delete and Duplicate Icons

Once the rubric is complete, users can edit [1], delete [2], or duplicate [3] criterion. Additionally, use the drag and drop icon [4] to re-order criteria. Then, either Save as Draft [5], Save Rubric [6], or Preview Rubric [7].



Rubric Location Used LinkRubric Location Used Link

On the Rubrics page, click the Courses and Assignments link to view which course rubrics are used.

 

Location Used ModalLocation Used Modal

At the account and course level, users can view the list of courses and assignments where the associated rubric is used. Additionally, all courses and assignments are hyperlinked for easy access.

 

SpeedGrader Rubric View Drop-Down MenuSpeedGrader Rubric View Drop-Down Menu

In SpeedGrader, instructors can manage the rubric view by clicking the drop-down menu to select a Traditional, horizontal, or vertical view. [1]. To apply points, click the Submit Assessment button [2].

Notes: 

  • Traditional view is the default view.
  • To deselect a rating, double-click the selection.
  • Points must be submitted to save.

 

SpeedGrader Select Rubric Drop-Down MenuSpeedGrader Select Rubric Drop-Down Menu

Additionally in SpeedGrader, instructors can use the dropdown menu to switch between their own rubric and the peer-reviewed rubric.

 

Student View Rubric Display Drop-Down MenuStudent View Rubric Display Drop-Down Menu

For students, the peer review rubric view is also updated. Additionally, students can manage the rubric view by clicking the drop-down menu.

Note: The Assignment Enhancements feature option must be enabled for students to view the updated rubric.

Additional Details

The traditional view will not be available if the rubric contains more than five ratings.

Feature Video

Embed Code:
<iframe width="560px" height="320px" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay *" title="Release Screencast: 2024-07-20 Rubrics Rubric Redesign Phase 1" src="https://community.instructuremedia.com/embed/aa871feb-79ce-4c60-832e-fd71b0fd6942" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Other Updates

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Analytics

Admin Analytics and Course Analytics migration to Data Access Platform (DAP) [Course Analytics Migration Delayed as of 2024-07-19]

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

2024-07-09

Production Environment Availability

TBD

Location to Enable Feature

Contact your Customer Support Manager

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Inherent to user

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

No

Affected Area

Admin Analytics, Course Analytics

Related Ideas

None


Summary

Canvas’ Admin Analytics and Course Analytics features are migrated to the Data Access Platform (DAP).

Note: To enable Admin Analytics and Course Analytics on DAP early before migration on August 1, 2024, contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM)

Change Benefit

This transition offers increased load schedule frequency (every 4 hours instead of the current daily refresh), ensured consistency in metrics with other data products across Canvas, and improved data quality and availability.

Feature Video

Not Available

 

 

Announcements and Discussions

Enforcement of Discussion/Announcement Redesign Feature Option

All Users

Original Production Release Date

2021-06-19

Affected Canvas Areas

Announcements, Discussions

Affects User Interface

Yes   


Summary

The Discussion/Announcement Redesign feature option is enforced for all Canvas institutions and the feature option is removed.

Change Benefit

This change provides users with the most engaging, user-friendly, and efficient discussion and announcement interface.

Additional Details

For additional information, see the Discussion Redesign and Announcement Redesign guides. Additionally, the Discussion/Announcement Redesign user group will be closed 10/18/2024.


Feature Video

Embed Code:

<iframe width="560px" height="320px" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay *" title="Release Screencast: 2024-07-20 Discussion/Announcement Enforcement of Discussion/Announcement Redesign" src="https://community.instructuremedia.com/embed/832c1229-ab1d-4614-8501-1d0728b28420" frameborder="0"></iframe>

 

Discussions

Create and Edit Page is updated to InstUI

All Users

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

None

Permissions

Inherent to user

Affects User Interface

No

Affected Area

Discussions

Related Ideas

None


Summary

The Discussion Create and Edit page is updated to use Apollo/GraphQL to fetch and update data.

Note: Users may notice some interface updates that do not affect functionality.

Change Benefit

This update improves user interface infrastructure, allowing Canvas development teams to leverage the latest design system.


Feature Video

Embed Code:

 

 

 

 

 

 

<iframe width="560px" height="320px" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay *" title="Release Screencast: 2024-07-20 Discussion Create and Edit Page InstUI Update" src="https://community.instructuremedia.com/embed/bf126f23-82ec-4f52-b8d0-4eae0eefd7b3" frameborder="0"></iframe>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation

Removal of Legacy Account Analytics [Delayed as of 2024-07-19]

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

None

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes 

Affected Area

Account Navigation

Related Ideas

None


Summary

At the Account level, the legacy Analytics link is removed. For analytics, admins should refer to Admin Analytics and the Analytics Hub links.

Change Benefit

This change reduces the number of areas that administrators need to check for analytics.

 

Feature Video

Not Available

 

 

New Analytics

Enforcement of New Course and User Analytics Feature Option  [Delayed as of 2024-07-19]

Admin Instructor

Original Production Release Date

2019-10-19

Beta Environment Availability

2024-06-17

Production Environment Availability

2024-07-20

Affected Canvas Areas

New Analytics

Affects User Interface

Yes   


Summary

The New Course and User Analytics feature option is enforced for all Canvas institutions and the feature option is removed from the user interface. 

Change Benefit

This change enhances the accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of data analysis efforts, providing a significant advantage in a data-driven environment.

Additional Details

For more information, see the New Analytics guides.

 

Feature Video

Not Available

 

Change Log

2024-07-19

Updated Feature Option Default status for Rubric Redesign Phase 1: Removed Unlocked

2024-07-19

Features Delayed: Course Migration to DAP, Navigation: Removal of Legacy Account Analytics, New Analytics: Enforcement of New Course and User Analytics Feature Option

2024-07-18

Added Feature Video for Modules and Assignment Differentiation

2024-07-15

Updated Rubrics: Redesign Phase 1 Additional Details.

2024-07-10

Added Feature Video to Navigation: Top Navigation LTI Button

2024-07-09

Added Feature: Navigation: Removal of Legacy Account Analytics

2024-07-08

Added Rubrics: Rubric Redesign Phase 1 Feature Video

2024-07-03

Added Feature Video to Inbox: Add Auto Response to Messages, Announcements and Discussions: Enforcement of Discussion/Announcement Redesign and Discussions: Create and Edit Page is updated to InstUI

2024-07-03

Added Feature Video to Inbox: add Auto Response to Message, Discussions: Create and Edit Page is updated to InstUI and Announcements and Discussions: Enforcement of Discussion/Announcement Redesign

2024-07-01

Updated note for Discussions: Create and Edit Page is updated to InstUI

2024-06-20

Removed name of LTI Tool for Intelligent Insights

2024-06-20

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