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Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-15)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2020-07-15)

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

 

Interface Updates

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Course Import

Outcomes Selection

 

Summary

As part of a course import or course copy, learning outcomes are only imported if they do not already exist within a new course. Additionally, the Select Specific Content option allows Outcomes to be imported individually.

 

Change Benefit

This change prevents duplication of outcomes into new courses and also allows specific outcomes to be imported individually when needed.

 

Affected User Roles

Admins, Instructors

The option to select specific content as part of a course import allows a user to select the content that should be imported for the course. The Outcomes content area allows a user to import all outcomes, no outcomes, or individual outcomes.

 

Selective Course Content and Outcomes section

 

Course Settings

Course Import Progress Indicator

 

Summary

The Import Content page displays a progress indicator showing upload completion by percentage. 

 

Change Benefit

This change displays the status of an import.

 

Affected User Roles

Admins, Instructors

When course content is imported, a progress indicator displays in the page showing the upload completion by percentage. This indicator does not display where uploads are not used, such as when copying a course.

 

Course Import Progress Indicator

 

New Rich Content Editor

Fixed Navigation Menu

 

Summary

The New Rich Content Editor Menu bar remains fixed for long page content.

 

Change Benefit

This change helps users access the menu bar when working with content anywhere in the Rich Content Editor.

 

Affected User Roles

Instructors

When content in a browser window is long enough to require a scroll bar, the New Rich Content Editor menu bar is fixed at the top of the browser window. Users can scroll the length of the browser page and manage content in the New Rich Content Editor without having to scroll back up the page to access the menu.

 

 

Rich Content Editor Floating Navigation Menu

 

Related Community Idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/15868-static-toolbar-for-new-rich-content-editor 

 

 

Platform/Integration

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InstUI Update

Conversations Inbox Profile Picture

The Profile Picture icon in Inbox messages have been updated to use the icon style used in InstUI. No behavior has been affected though images may display a slight visual difference.

 

 

Fixed Bugs

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Accessibility

Announcements

Keyboard shortcuts are triggered by Alt + F8.

 

The Publish/Unpublish button no longer includes a role attribute.

 

Assignments

The Publish/Unpublish button no longer includes a role attribute.

 

Calendar

The View Feed link text has been clarified for screen readers as Click to View Calendar Feed.

 

Course Navigation

The Course Navigation Menu does not include a redundant title attribute.

 

Discussions

Keyboard shortcuts are triggered by Alt + F8.

 

The Publish/Unpublish button no longer includes a role attribute.

 

Modules

The Publish/Unpublish button no longer includes a role attribute.

 

Pages

The Publish/Unpublish button no longer includes a role attribute.

 

Quizzes

The Publish/Unpublish button no longer includes a role attribute.

 

Courses

Page View Activity

Page view interaction is logged after five seconds of activity.

 

Explanation: When a user interacted with a page but left the page in less than five minutes, no interaction seconds were logged for the user’s participation as a page view. Previously Canvas should have logged activity after 30 seconds of interaction. Canvas code has been updated to log interaction after five seconds of activity.

 

Quizzes

Unanswered Question Types

All question types correctly show as unanswered questions.

 

Explanation: When students were allowed to see the correct answers for a quiz, depending on the question type, unanswered questions were being identified as Unanswered or Incorrect. Canvas code has been updated to identify all unanswered questions as Unanswered.

 

Rich Content Editor

LTI Launches

LTI tools can be launched from the classic or New Rich Content Editor.


Explanation: When an LTI tool was launched from the classic or New Rich Content Editor, the LTI would not load. Canvas code has been updated to replace the InstUI component that manages the loading status for the page.

 

 

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 (2020-07-15) reference sheet.

 

 

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2020-07-09

Added—Interface Updates

  • Course Import: Outcomes Selection
2020-07-06 Deploy Notes Published

 

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Comments

Thanks so much for fixing the formatting toolbar in the New RCE, Erin. This saves lots of time for educators to prepare their content for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.

THANK YOU for fixing the RCE toolbar!!! This was a deal breaker for me and had kept us from turning the new editor on. 

This is awesome!  I was hoping this would be coming soon.

The next deploy notes are now available! See https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26983-canvas-deploy-notes-2020-07-29 

Thanks,

Erin

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