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Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-25)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-04-25)

Deploys currently take place weekly to align with temporarily deploy adjustments as announced in COVID-19 Updates to Canvas Releases and Deploys

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features, but they do not affect customer workflows. 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. Intended changes in workflow are noted in the Canvas Release Notes published monthly.

Deploy notes may include notable fixed bugs, bugs included in the Canvas Known Issues list, and additional updates that do not affect user functionality.

Deploy Notes Change Log

Other Updates

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Interface Updates

Responsive Layout Adjustments

Multiple locations within Canvas have received responsive design adjustments for mobile browser widths. The majority of adjustments ensure accessibility for all users and correct unintentional behaviors such as overlapping text and icons. Other adjustments added responsive functionality to Canvas admin and user settings.

These adjustments can be managed individually as feature options until the 18 July 2020 release and are categorized in three areas:

Each link above references commit titles and Github links included within each feature option.

Canvas Whitelisting

Email IP Addresses

Two IP addresses have been added to the static Canvas IP addresses list as linked in Canvas Whitelisting.

LDAP Servers

One Virginia LDAP server has been removed from the Canvas LDAP addresses list as linked in Canvas Whitelisting.

Fixed Bugs

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Conferences 

Students and Shared Notes Link

Students can view a link to shared notes included in a conference recording.

Explanation: When a recorded conference included shared notes, the Notes link did not appear for students. This behavior did not affect instructors. Canvas code has been updated to display the Notes link to students. 

Rich Content Editor

Audio Media Comments

Audio media comments save correctly in Canvas.

Explanation: When an audio-only media comment was recorded using the Rich Content Editor, the comment linked to a zero-second video. In the New Rich Content Editor, a link named Link was embedded but did not contain any data about the media comment. Canvas code has been updated to save comments correctly, especially in Firefox and Chrome.

New Rich Content Editor

Embedded Media Uploads

Users who try to leave a page are notified if embedded media has not been completely uploaded.


Explanation: When a media file was embedded in the New Rich Content Editor, the media upload was not always able to be completed, though the user was not aware the upload had not been completed. Canvas code has been updated to notify the user if the user tries to leave the page while media is uploading. If the upload fails, the page generates an error message.

Source Code Summary

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To view a summary of all code included in the deploy, please see the Deploy Source Code Summary (2020-04-25) reference sheet.

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date
2020-04-27

Changed—Interface Updates

  • Responsive Layout Adjustments: Added clarification about feature option management
2020-04-21Deploy Notes Published

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erinhallmark --   Hello - do these media comment bug fixes also address the issues with the media comments not posting within the Speedgrader?   I ask as we have reports of faculty creating media comments and seeing this hours after posting:   “Media is currently being converted, please try again in a little bit”.  And of course nothing plays after a little bit - or a big bit.  ;o)

The Canvas Community posts indicate this error above is not a new occurrence.     https://community.canvaslms.com/search.jspa?q=Media%20is%20currently%20being%20converted%2C%20please...

From a discussion:   If you have a file that won't convert, the current process is to submit a ticket, and they will correct the problem for you until a permanent fix is in place.”

Perhaps this solution will resolve this ongoing issue in the Speedgrader comments not processing. (?)

erinhallmark‌ An example--open case #05618422

Hi, Jeff,

This should correct Chrome, yes. Looks like an issue is still outstanding with Firefox, which has been logged in a separate engineering ticket.

Thanks,

Erin

Hi, Carey,

This case relates to Firefox and our support team will notify you when an update is available.

Thanks!

Erin

Hi, all,

Deploy notes are available for this week here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26726-canvas-deploy-notes-2020-05-02 

Thanks!

Erin

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