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Canvas Deploy Archive

Canvas Deploy Archive

Canvas deploys take place every other week. For questions about deploys, please see the Canvas Deploy FAQ.

Filtered Deploy List

The Canvas Deploys page filters results for production release notes with the newest release first.

Comprehensive Archive

This archive is a single document that includes links to all Canvas deploys displayed in a comprehensive list with the newest release first.

This archive is useful if you want to see items within a deploy without having to view all deploy notes individually.

  • To view specific details for a deploy, click the name of the deploy in the table of contents.
  • To view the direct deploy notes, click the name of the deploy in the table of contents, then click the deploy's section heading.

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-10-21)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Page Views Date Filter
  • Gradebook: Final Grade Override Gradebook History View
  • New Rich Content Editor: Embed Toolbar Icon, View Menu Fullscreen Option
  • People: Group Import CSV File

Platform/Integration

  • External Apps: Placement Management

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Conversations, Discussions, Global Navigation, New Rich Content Editor
  • Account Settings: Subaccount External App LTI Favorites
  • Calendar: Fullscreen Media and Calendar Event
  • Course Import: Images and Blueprint Course Associations
  • Course Settings: Rubric Assessments and Student View
  • External Apps: Google Drive LTI File Attachments
  • Modules: Concluded Course Direct Share Access, MasteryPaths Removal and Requirements
  • Outcomes: Learning Mastery Gradebook Report Sort Order

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-10-07)

Interface Updates

  • Reports: SIS Submission Report and Course Scores
  • Gradebook: Gradebook History Artifact Terminology
  • New Rich Content Editor: Group Images, Media, and Documents, Media Rendering Placeholder
  • Permissions: Outcomes Proficiencies

Other Updates

  • InstUI Update: Instructor View Add Group Window
  • Notifications: Registration Email Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Files, People, User Settings
  • Blueprint Courses: Assignment Sync and Deleted Assignment Groups
  • Grades: Anonymous Grading and Hidden and Excused Labels
  • Moderated Grading, Set Default Grade, and Curve Grades
  • New Rich Content Editor: Pages and URL Encoded Characters
  • Notifications: Email Address Capitalization

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-09-23)

Interface Updates

  • Authentication: Captcha Canvas Self Registration
  • New Rich Content Editor: File Usage Rights, Menu Bar Content Button Selection, Video Options Sidebar Caption Files
  • Pages: Edit Permission Content Clarification
  • User Settings: Disable Keyboard Shortcuts Feature Option

Other Updates

  • Languages: Catalan

Fixed Bugs

  • Developer Keys: Test Cluster LTI Keys Checkbox
  • Gradebook: Grade Details Tray Student Name
  • New Rich Content Editor: AVI Files, Embedded Video Previews, Inline Preview Documents
  • SpeedGrader: Rubric Assessment Transfers

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-09-09)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Course and User Search Character Count
  • Course Settings: People Search Character Count
  • Courses: Direct Share Course Code Search
  • New Quizzes: Quiz Question Copy
  • New Rich Content Editor: Group Links, File Link Consistency
  • Quizzes: Student Extension Availability Date Rephrase
  • People: Student Assignments within Groups

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Courses, Grades, Outcomes, User Signup Pages
  • Assignments: Manual Post Policy Peer Reviews and Rubric Assessments
  • Browsers: Images and Safari
  • Courses: Google Slide Links
  • Gradebook: Anonymous Grading and Bulk Uploads, Large Submission Uploads
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Auto Size, Elementary Theme Font Edits, Image Link Edits, Manually Created Uploaded Media Folder
  • Notifications: Hidden Files
  • Permissions: Permissions Caching
  • Quizzes: Precision Answers and Rounding

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-08-26)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Feature Options Display
  • Modules: Collapse/Expand Modules Button, Direct Share Modules
  • New Rich Content Editor: Icon Group Placement, External Tool Favorites, External Tool Media Option, YouTube Video Links

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Alerts, Gradebook, MasteryPaths, New Rich Content Editor, SpeedGrader
  • Files: Course Import and Files System
  • Modules: MasteryPaths Locked Messages
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Media and Files Display, Media File Links, Skype Protocol
  • Pages: Long Page Names and Front Page Home page
  • People: Sections Column and Admin Roles
  • Syllabus: Tables and Maximum Area Width

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-08-12)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Personal Pronoun Labels
  • New Rich Content Editor: External Apps (LTI) Icon Placement, Menu Visibility
  • User Navigation: High Contrast Style Button

Platform/Integration

  • External Tools (LTI): Test User Role

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Alerts, Analytics, Announcements, Course Navigation, Modules, Pages, SpeedGrader, Syllabus
  • Assignments: Assignment Group Adjustments and Grades, Manual Post Policy and Peer Review Annotations
  • Modules: Add Item Button
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Links and Special Characters, Global Announcements and Image Uploads, HTML Attributes and List Styles, Links and Media Processing

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-29)

Interface Updates

  • Permissions: Grouped Permissions Sidebar Adjustments
  • Quizzes: Student Extension Availability Date Clarification

Platform/Integration

  • InstUI Update: People Profile Picture

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Calendar, Courses, ePortfolio, Files, Modules, New Rich Content Editor, Rich Content Editor, Settings
  • Attendance: Final Grade Setting
  • Blueprint Courses: Quiz Date Adjustments
  • New Rich Content Editor: Discussions Image Attachments, Embedded Quiz Images, Unprocessed Media Recordings
  • SIS: Closed Grading Periods Disable Post to SIS

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-15)

Interface Updates

  • Course Import: Outcomes Selection
  • Course Settings: Course Import Progress Indicator
  • New Rich Content Editor: Fixed Navigation Menu

Platform/Integration

  • Conversations Inbox Profile Picture Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Modules, Pages, Quizzes
  • Courses: Page View Activity
  • Quizzes: Unanswered Question Types
  • Rich Content Editor: LTI Launches

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-01)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Content Security Policy Whitelist Terminology
  • Assignments: Submission Upload Progress Indicator
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Files Icons, Embedded Image Size, Menu Icon Adjustments

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Collaborations, Files, Media Recording Tool Behavior
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Files Media, SVG Files, Unauthenticated Users, Video Player Frame
  • Permissions: Admin Course Copy
  • SpeedGrader: Enter Key Quiz Grade Entries, Group Filter

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-06-17)

The temporary adjustment for Saturday deploys has concluded. Effective immediately, Canvas will resume regularly scheduled deployments to the production environment during the week, beginning with this deploy. For an updated schedule, please see Canvas Release Calendar Overview.

Interface Updates

  • Authentication: Apple Login

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Conversations, Courses, Keyboard Shortcut Icon, New Rich Content Editor
  • APIs: Content Migrations API
  • Conferences: Observer Invitations
  • Groups: Conferences Observer Option, Discussions and Like Icon
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Text Updates
  • SIS: Publish Status and Existing Courses
  • SpeedGrader: Learning Mastery Gradebook Colors and Rubrics
  • Theme Editor: Nav Text Active Color

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-06-06)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: QR Code Login Setting
  • Conferences: User Display Name, Locked Notes, Remove User
  • Courses: Canvas Elementary Theme Font Update, Courses Terms Filter
  • Dashboard: Global Announcement Notifications

Platform/Integration

  • Style Guide: Content Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Conversations: Sent Messages and Starred Folder
  • New Rich Content Editor: All Documents Filter and Inline Previews
  • Quizzes: Quizzes Page and Point Totals

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-05-23)

Other Updates

  • New Rich Content Editor: Auto-Save Duration Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments
  • Courses: Product Tours Feature and Arrow Keys
  • Dashboard: Global Announcements and Recent Activity View
  • Concluded Courses and File Upload Quiz Questions, Multiple User Roles and Classic Quiz Icon

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-05-09)

Interface Updates

  • Courses: Instructor Publishing Improvements Terminology Update
  • Permissions: Import Outcomes
  • User Navigation: Mobile App Login QR Code Warning

Fixed Bugs

  • Blueprint Courses: Assignment Group Weights and Course Sync
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Links
  • Rich Content Editor: Audio Media Comments and Firefox Browser
  • Quizzes: Direct Share Copy and New Quizzes
  • SIS: Sync to SIS Button and Quizzes Page

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-05-02)

Other Updates

  • Deploys: Deploy Schedule

Platform/Integration

  • Technology Upgrade: Ruby 2.6

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-25)

Other Updates

  • Interface Updates: Responsive Layout Adjustments
  • Canvas Whitelisting: Email IP Addresses, LDAP Servers Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Conferences: Students and Shared Notes Link
  • Rich Content Editor: Audio Media Comments
  • New Rich Content Editor: Embedded Media Uploads

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-18)

Interface Updates

  • Blueprint Courses: Associated Course Teacher Count
  • Permissions: Canvas Insights, Learning Outcomes
  • Rich Content Editor: Anchor Tag Tel HTML Attribute
  • User Navigation: QR for Mobile Login Code Page

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Help Menu, Quizzes
  • Conversations: Courses Search
  • Quizzes: Manually Graded Quiz Scores and SpeedGrader, Moderated Quiz Attempts and Zero Points, Multiple Questions in Question Banks and Chrome Browser

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-11)

Interface Updates

  • Dashboard: Observer Course Card Student Name Display

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-04)

Interface Updates

  • Login: Password Reset Confirmation Update
  • Commons: Non-US Media Sharing Support
  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials Home and Conferences Content Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-03-28)

This deploy was previously announced as 2020-03-25, and subsequent deploys will be weekly until otherwise indicated. See COVID-19 Updates to Canvas Releases and Deploys

Interface Updates

  • Blueprint Courses: Sidebar Design Alignment
  • Conversations: Concluded Course Messaging, Unpublished Course Messaging
  • Course Navigation: People Navigation Link Visibility
  • Courses: New Instructor Tutorials Content Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: New Rich Content Editor, Quizzes
  • Conversations: Concluded Course Filter
  • Dashboard: Course Card Image Gifs, Course Card Indicators and Removed Content
  • Gradebook: Repeating Decimal Scores and Late Policies
  • Grading: Grading Period Term List Width
  • Modules: New Quizzes and MasteryPaths Link
  • New Quizzes: Direct Share, Regraded Quiz Question Failure and Zero Grade
  • New Rich Content Editor: Content Link Protocols and Course Pages
  • SIS: Blueprint Association Consistency, Sync Scheduling and Daylight Saving Time

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-03-11)

Interface Updates

  • Design Updates: Announcements Header Menu Width, Direct Share Copy To Sidebar Style, Discussions Header Menu Width, Page Background Styles
  • Gradebook: Gradebook Column Header Width

Fixed Bugs

  • Course Analytics: Muted Terminology and Hidden Grades
  • Gradebook: Comment Confirmation Message
  • Notifications: Account Settings Custom Name and Global Announcements
  • Quizzes: Course Navigation Quizzes Link, Index Page Quiz Sorting, Index Page Quiz Visibility
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Links Menu and Student Roles, Embedded Images, Embedded Items and Quiz Questions

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-02-26)

  • Accessibility: External Apps
  • Assignments: Re-Upload Submissions Delay Error
  • Attendance: Roll Call Assignment Deletion
  • Gradebook: Due Date Arrangement, Zero Points Possible Warning
  • Groups: Direct Share Options
  • New Rich Content Editor: Quicktime Audio Files, Whitelist Elements
  • SpeedGrader: Chrome Browser Back Button and Canvas Errors

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-02-12)

Interface Updates

  • Conversations: Compose Message Course List
  • Files: Restricted Access Option Clarification

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Gradebook
  • Assignments: Imports and Deleted Assignment Groups
  • Gradebook: Late Policy and Grade Detail Tray, Non-active Students and Posted Grade Notifications, Submission Status and Group Assignments
  • Modules: Quiz Icon Consistency
  • Quizzes: Quiz Timer and Chrome Browser
  • Rich Content Editor: Upload/Record Media Button and Kaltura LTI

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-29)

Interface Updates

  • Global Navigation: Course Name Wrapping
  • Theme Editor: Interface Component Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: New Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Group File Uploads and LTI Submissions, Peer Review Links and Anonymity Setting Adjustments, Rich Content Editor More Tab and LTI Submissions, Text Comments and LTI Submissions
  • Conversations: Conversation Replies and Concluded Courses
  • Gradebook: Missing Submissions and SpeedGrader Link, Not Graded Assignment Status and Manual Post Policy
  • SpeedGrader: Quiz Scores and Student Navigation

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-01-15)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Login Label Field Removal, Course Creation Search Fields
  • Calendar: Assignment Deletion Confirmation Button Color
  • New Quizzes: Access Code Masking

Platform/Integration

  • API: GraphQL Page Addition

Fixed Bugs

  • Calendar: Event Section Dates and Location Field
  • Course Settings: Course Card Image Drag and Drop, Link Validator YouTube Links
  • Courses: Course Setup Checklist Menu
  • New Gradebook: Manual Post Policy Comments and Assignment Re-uploads
  • SIS: Sync to SIS Button and Closed Grading Periods

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-12-18)

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Calendar, Pages
  • Account Settings: Immersive Reader Feature Option Adjustment
  • Calendar: Event Section Dates and Dashboard
  • Notifications: Grading Notification and Post Policies
  • Permissions: Student Interactions Report

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-12-04)

Interface Updates

  • Permissions: Course Visibility

Platform/Integration

  • API: Change Log Location

Fixed Bugs

  • Authentication: Google Domains
  • ePortfolio: Multiple Submissions
  • New Rich Content Editor: Course Links, External Links
  • People: Account-level Last Login Sort and Timestamps
  • Permissions: Quiz Statistics, Student To-Do Items and Admin Roles
  • Rubrics: Remove Points from Rubric Option and Student View
  • Web Services: LinkedIn Removal

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-11-20)

Interface Updates

  • Courses: New User Tutorial Collaborations Text Modification
  • Gradebook: Deprecation Alert
  • Modules: External URL Module Items Link

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Groups
  • Attendance: Assignment Grade Edits, Attendance Report and Multiple Sections, Cross-listed Sections
  • Modules: Submissions and Unpublished Assignments
  • Outcomes: Not Graded Assignments and Mastery Results
  • People: User Initials Display Order
  • Rubrics: Safari 13 Page Scrolling

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-11-06)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Courses Page Terms Menu Width
  • New Gradebook: Section Sorting
  • Files: Usage Rights Copyright Text Modification

Platform/Interface

  • API: Assignments API, Content Migrations API

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Grades, Navigation, New Rich Content Editor
  • Analytics: Muted Assignments and Whisker Plot Box
  • Conversations: New Group Messages
  • New Gradebook: Late Policy Decimal Percentages, Resubmitted Assignments and Hidden Grades
  • Quizzes: Exponential Format
  • Reports: Duplicate Group_Category_ID and Provisioning Report

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-10-23)

Interface Updates

  • Blueprint Courses: Associations Page Menu Width
  • Notifications: New Gradebook Submission Posted Notification
  • Pages: Microsoft Immersive Reader (Beta Environment Only)
  • Theme Editor: Custom JavaScript File Load Order

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Global Navigation
  • Assignments: Differentiated Assignment Automatic Peer Reviews
  • Resubmitted Assignment File Annotations
  • Course Settings: Unsplash Course Card Images
  • ePub Exports: Exported Content Order
  • Modules: Non-Graded Discussion Section Updates
  • New Gradebook: Automatic Comments and Student Visibility, Message Students Who and Anonymous Assignments

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-10-09)

Interface Updates

  • SpeedGrader: Student Group Filter Behavior
  • Account Settings: Public Course Index and Require Usage Rights for Uploaded Files Feature Options

Fixed Bugs

  • API: Courses API
  • Assignments: Pre-existing Rubrics and Point Values
  • Gradebook: Individual View Gradebook Message Students Who and Anonymous Assignments
  • New Gradebook: Test Student and Manual Posting Policy
  • Permissions: Login IDs and Add/Remove Permissions
  • Users: Pending Enrollments and Merged Users

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-09-25)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Courses Page Menu Width, Quiz LTI Plugin Feature Option Removal
  • Browsers: Unsupported Browser Warning Banner Update

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Assignments, Gradebook
  • Accounts: User Search Results
  • Announcements: Assignment Group Weights and Announcement Creation
  • Assignments: SpeedGrader Student Group Filter and External Assignments
  • Courses: Course Analytics Sorting
  • Dashboard: To Do List Titles
  • Gradebook: Grade Change API and Admin Tools Changes
  • New Gradebook: Missing Submissions and Posted Grades, Comments and Student Visibility, Muted Assignments and Learning Mastery
  • SIS: Assignment Due Dates and Differentiated Sections

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-09-11)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: Final Grade Override Beta Label Removal

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Quizzes, Rich Content Editor
  • Assignments: Gradebook CSV Exports and Drop Rules
  • Discussions: Ordered by Recent Activity and Pinned Discussions
  • New Gradebook
    • Custom Themes and SpeedGrader Visibility Icon
    • Notifications and Assignment Submission Comments
    • Score at Least Module Requirement and Modules Page Display
    • Student Group Filter and Deleted Groups
  • Pages: HTML Anchor Tags and Chrome Browser

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-08-28)

Interface Updates

  • Account Settings: LTI 1.3 and LTI Advantage Feature Option Removal
  • Assignments: Post/Hide Grades Text Clarification
  • New Quizzes: New Quizzes Terminology Update
  • Permissions: Data Services - Manage, Feature Options - View
  • Platform/Integration: Live Events Updates

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Files, Grades, Groups, Modules, SpeedGrader
  • Grades: Posted Grade Calculations
  • New Gradebook, Student Group Sorting
  • Notifications: Collaborations
  • Rich Content Editor: H3 Styling, Image Size

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-08-14)

Interface Updates

  • Assignments: Post Grades Menu Clarification
  • Global Navigation: Course Title Length Display [REVERTED 2019-08-15]
  • New Gradebook: Automatic Posting Policy Assignment Menu Options Clarification, Automatic Posting Policy Setting Clarification
  • SpeedGrader: Automatic Posting Visibility Menu Clarification

Fixed Bugs

  • Accessibility: Commons, Conversations, Course Settings, SpeedGrader
  • Commons: iPad Next Button
  • Dashboard: Anonymous Peer Review Links
  • Dashboard Grade Visibility
  • Quizzes: Decimal Value Commas, File Uploads
  • SpeedGrader: Automatic Posting Policy and Visibility Icon

Canvas Deploy Notes (2019-07-31) 

Fixed Bugs

  • Accounts: Subaccounts Deletion Visibility
  • Analytics: Course Analytics Pagination
  • Conversations: Conversation URLs, Message Padding
  • New Gradebook: New Quizzes and Past Due Dates
  • Notifications: Course Access and Restriction Settings
  • Quizzes: Multiple Attempts and Take Quiz Again Button

 

Previous to the 2019-07-31 release, bug fixes were deployed as part of each release, which is why they are included in previous versions of the release notes. For historical purposes, please see Canvas Release Feature Archive 

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