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, resolved fixes in Known Issues, and other updates that do not affect user functionality.
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For Canvas Platform Service changes (API, GraphQL, Canvas Data), please see the appropriate page in the Change Log
The Free Trial (Wiki Pages) label has been removed from the Microsoft Immersive Reader feature option. This change indicates that this feature has been changed from a free trial to a standard feature in Canvas. No existing functionality has been affected.
Additional changes to this feature may be announced in a future Canvas release or deploy.
Odd rows in the People Index Page display a color contrast of 3:1 for the default Canvas interface and 4.5:1 for high contrast profiles.
The Due Date column includes a header.
Assignment Enhancements and Concluded Groups
The Assignment Enhancements feature does not affect file uploads for group assignments.
Explanation: When a student had a concluded enrollment in a course where they were added to a student group, and the student was enrolled in another active course with the Assignment Enhancements feature enabled for a group assignment, an attempt to upload a file for the group failed because Canvas tried to access the group files folder in the concluded course. Canvas code has been updated to access the group files folder in the active course.
Assignment Enhancements and Media Files
Media files can be viewed in the Rich Content Editor.
Explanation: When the Assignment Enhancements feature was enabled, media added to the description of the assignment using the classic Rich Content Editor could not be viewed by students. Canvas code has been updated to display media in the Rich Content Editor.
Canvas MFA QR Codes and Google Authenticator
The QR code for an institution’s multi-factor authentication includes the name of the Canvas account.
Explanation: When multi-factor authentication was enabled for an account, the label for the QR code in Google Authenticator only displayed Canvas and not the name of the account. Canvas code has been updated to include the name of the account.
Lock Questions after Answering and Quiz Previews
The option to lock questions after answering does not affect quiz previews for instructors.
Explanation: When a quiz included the option to lock questions after answering, and an instructor previewed the quiz, the quiz state could not be changed for both published and unpublished quizzes. An entry was also added to the Gradebook history, which treated the preview as a student submission. Canvas code has been updated to disregard instructor quiz previews as a student submission.
Multiple Attempts Display
When the Quiz LTI (new quizzes) is selected as the submission type for a new assignment, the assignment creation page does not include the options for multiple attempts.
Explanation: When the Quiz LTI (new quizzes) was selected as the submission type for a new assignment, the assignment creation page included the option for multiple attempts. However, the option for multiple attempts was also included as part of the quiz settings in the new quiz. Canvas code has been updated to remove the option for multiple attempts for the Quiz LTI in new assignments.
Explanation: When fudge points were added to a quiz, the graded_at object in the Submissions API was not updated. Canvas code has been updated to update the graded_at object.
Rich Content Editor
File links display a download icon next to the file to allow users to download the file.
Explanation: When a document was embedded in the Rich Content Editor, clicking the file link displayed the file preview in a new tab. Canvas code has been updated to display a download icon next to file links and allow users to download the file. The existing behavior in clicking the link has not been affected and will be resolved in a future deploy.
Explanation: When an iFrame was added to the Rich Content Editor, the text area of the Rich Content Editor would become unresponsive if a user tried to click into the content window. This behavior occurred in the Chrome browser. Canvas code has been updated to allow embedded iFrame content to be displayed inline instead of block elements, aligning consistency with other content types added to the editor.