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Loading circle when searching for groups goes away too soon

Loading circle when searching for groups goes away too soon

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This behavior is corrected in the 2021-08-18 deploy.

Known issues indicate notable behaviors that has been escalated to the Canvas engineering team. Known issues are not a guarantee for an immediate resolution. This document is for informational purposes only and does not replace the Support process. If you are encountering the behavior outlined in this document, please ensure you have submitted a Support case (per your institution's escalation process) so Canvas Support can adequately gauge the overall customer impact and prioritize appropriately.


In a course with a large number of groups, when a student searches for one of the groups on the Group page, the loading circle disappears after displaying the groups that have already loaded (10 at a time) on the page.

The groups matching your search eventually appear anyway, but it is not clear to the user that they will before that point.

Expected Behavior

The loading circle should continue to show until it actually needs to go away - once all groups have loaded and could be searched.


No workaround exists at this time.

Steps to Reproduce


Pre-req: Have a course with students.

  1. In a course, create more than 10 groups (this behavior is easier to see with over 50 groups; we tested with 75).

  2. Act as a student, and go to the groups page.

  3. Search for a group that's in the latter part of the list.

  4. Notice that the loading circle spins, and disappears as if it's done searching. The groups matching your search eventually appear at some point after the loading circle goes away, once they've loaded in the background.


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