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Canvas Release Notes (2019-03-09)

Canvas Release Notes (2019-03-09)

In this Canvas release (March 9), discussion topics can be searched by author name in addition to title.

Feature Options

  • For institutions using Moderated Grading, the Moderated Grading Audit Trail feature option no longer has to be enabled separately. Any user who has permission to view the moderated grading audit log will be able to view it for a moderated assignment at any time.
  • For institutions using the New Gradebook, the Final Grade Override column is included in Gradebook CSV export files.

External Tools (LTI)

  • For institutions using the Canvas Commons LTI, when viewing the Resource Details tab in Commons, users can view filtered search results that only display resources from their specific institution, and resource cards display the number of times a resource has been downloaded or imported and the number of times a resource has been favorited. Federal- and state-level outcomes can also no longer be added to resources. Additionally, the Rich Content Editor allows instructors to view and import content from their Commons Favorites directly in Canvas.
  • For institutions using the Quizzes.Next LTI, on-screen calculators can be used in assessment questions.

Release notes also include small non-functionality changes, API updates, and fixed bugs.

Release notes describe upcoming Canvas functionality and are subject to change.

Feature Options

The following feature options are addressed in this release:

  • Account: Moderated Grading Audit Trail (Removed)
  • Course: Moderated Grading, New Gradebook

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Release Notes Change Log

Updated Features

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Assignments

Moderated Grading Audit Trail Enforcement

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

N/A

Configuration Details

Moderated Grading Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

SpeedGrader

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

As part of a moderated assignment, the Assessment Audit section displays automatically within SpeedGrader for any user with permission to view the moderated grading audit log.

 

Change Benefit

This change removes the Anonymous Moderated Marking Audit Trail feature option and no longer requires this feature option to be enabled separately when creating moderated assignments.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

Instructors with the Grades - view audit trail permission can act as an auditor for a course and always view the Assessment Audit section in SpeedGrader. Auditing also displays any changes made for moderated assignments that are also anonymous. All details about the Assessment Audit section are included as part of the Canvas Release Notes (2018-12-08).

SpeedGrader assessment audit view

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

Commons

These features are used in conjunction with an external tool (LTI) in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about LTI tools, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

Commons LTI

Configuration Details

Commons LTI

Resource Previews has been removed as an opt-in account setting and is enabled for all accounts

Affected Canvas Areas

Commons LTI

Any area with imported content

Beta/Test Environment Support

Functionality affects content in the beta environment only; New/updated features not available until production deploy

Permissions

Course Content - add / edit / delete

Discussions - view

Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Admins, Instructors

 

Favorites and Downloads Sorting

Summary

Resource cards display the number of times a resource has been downloaded or imported and the number of times a resource has been favorited. Users can also sort search results by Most Favorited and Most Downloaded.

 

Change Benefit

This update allows instructors to easily view how many times a resource has been favorited and downloaded. It also allows instructors to sort search results by Most Favorited or Most Downloaded.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

The resource card displays the number of times a resource has been favorited and downloaded, allowing instructors to easily find content in Commons. Instructors can also sort search results by Most Favorited or Most Downloaded.

Commons download and favorites icons and indicators Filter Commons results by most favorited and most downloaded

Institution Search Results

Summary
When viewing the resource Details tab in Commons, users can view filtered search results that only display resources from their specific institution.

Change Benefit
This update allows users to find resources from the same institution as the resource they’re currently viewing.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
Instructors
When an instructor views the Resource Details tab for a resource in Commons, they can click the Institution name to view filtered search results that only display resources from that institution.

Filter Commons results from a specific institution

View Commons filter by institution

Resource Card Improvements

Summary

This update includes several changes to the interface of resource cards in Commons search results. The updated resource cards now show updated icons, resource type, grade level, and the number of times a resource has been downloaded and added as a favorite.

Change Benefit

This update simplifies the information displayed on the resource card.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

The updated resource card displays in the Commons search results and in the Favorites page.

Updated Commons resource card

Outcomes Removal

Summary

Commons resources no longer include a section to tag resources with K-12 Federal or State outcome standards. Resources with existing associated outcomes will not be affected. This change only applies to tagging and searching outcomes in Commons and does not affect rubrics and outcomes linked to assignments, discussions, and quizzes shared from Canvas.


Change Benefit

This change simplifies resource management and allows instructors to import resources and add the outcomes that are specific to their teaching needs.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors
Instructors sharing a new resource or editing a resource will no longer be able to tag resources with outcomes within Commons. This only applies to the Federal and State K12 outcomes standards and does not apply to rubrics and outcomes created within Canvas and linked to assignments, discussions, and quizzes.

Any resource that has an existing associated outcome still displays the resource in the details page and in the resource card.

Commons resources with and without associated outcomes

Feature Idea Contributions

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

Discussions

Author Search Functionality

 

Location to Enable Feature

Discussions

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

Discussions

Beta/Test Environment Support

Yes

Permissions

Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete

Discussions - view

Discussions - moderate

Discussions - create

Discussions - post

Related APIs

Discussion Topics API

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

Summary
Users can search discussion topics by author name in addition to title.

Change Benefit
This change restores previous author search functionality within the Discussions page.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors
All Users

When viewing the Discussions page, users can use the search field to search for a discussion by title or author. The Search field help text has been updated to specify the search options.

Any discussions that have been copied from a previous course do not include an author.

Discussions page search by author

Feature Idea Contributions

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/12662-reinstating-ability-to-filter-discussion-topics-by-autho... 

 

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

New Gradebook

Gradebook Export CSV Final Grade Override Column

This feature is used in conjunction with an existing feature option in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about feature options, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

New Gradebook

Configuration Details

New Gradebook Feature Option

Affected Canvas Areas

New Gradebook

Related APIs

Custom Gradebook Columns API

Affects User Interface

No

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

When the Final Grade Override feature option is enabled, any entries in the Override column display in CSV Gradebook exports. However, override grades are not valid as part of Gradebook uploads.

 

Change Benefit

This change adds override grades to Gradebook exports.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

Instructors can enable the Final Grade Override feature, add override grades, and view the override grades in the Gradebook CSV export file.

The Gradebook download file includes override grades for the entire course. If a course includes grading periods, override grades are included in the download for the selected grading period.

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

Quizzes.Next

On-Screen Calculators 

These features are used in conjunction with an external tool (LTI) in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about LTI tools, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

Quizzes.Next Assessment Items

Configuration Details

Quizzes.Next LTI

Affected Canvas Areas

Assignments

Beta Environment Support

No

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors, Students

Summary

Quizzes.Next supports enabling on-screen calculators for assessment questions.

 

Change Benefit

This feature allows students to use a basic or scientific calculator when answering assessment questions.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

Instructors can enable an on-screen calculator with basic or scientific functions from the Options menu of any question type.

On-screen calculators are best used for assessments presented in One Question at a Time mode. If a calculator is enabled in an assessment where students can view all questions on the same page, students can use the calculator to answer any question.

A warning message allows instructors to enable One Question at a Time mode within the question after the on-screen calculator is enabled.

Enable calculator in Quizzes.Next

Students

If the calculator is enabled, students can open the calculator by clicking the Calculator icon.

Student use of calculator in Quizzes.Next

Basic calculators include the functions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Scientific calculators include all basic functions in addition to several scientific functions.

Quizzes.Next calculator

Feature Idea Contributions

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/7754" modifiedtitle="true" title="Calculator available for qui... 

 

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

Rich Content Editor

Commons Favorites Importing

This feature is used in conjunction with an external tool (LTI) in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about LTI tools, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

Rich Content Editor

Configuration Details

Commons LTI

Affected Canvas Areas

Commons LTI, Rich Content Editor

Beta/Test Environment Support

Functionality affects content in the beta environment only; New/updated features not available until production deploy

Permissions

Course Content - add / edit / delete

Discussions - view

Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

Summary
Instructors can view and import content from their Commons Favorites list directly in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas.

Change Benefit
This feature allows instructors to import favorite content from Commons directly in their Canvas course.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors
Instructors can use the Commons Favorites button in the Rich Content Editor toolbar to import favorite content from Commons.

Any supported content added to the Favorites list in Commons are available for import in the Rich Content Editor. Users can search for items or filter by content type within the sidebar. Users can only import embeddable content types (documents, videos, audio, and images).

Commons icon in the Rich Content Editor

View Commons favorites in the Rich Content Editor

Canvas features are always welcome to feedback. Product teams may make adjustments at any time via the Canvas Feature Idea process.

Other Updates

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Commons

Favorites Removal Confirmation Message

This feature is used in conjunction with an external tool (LTI) in Canvas. Please view the content below for additional details. For more information about LTI tools, please see the Canvas Release Notes FAQ.

Location to Enable Feature

Commons LTI

Configuration Details

Commons LTI

Affected Canvas Areas

Commons LTI

Beta/Test Environment Support

Functionality affects content in the beta environment only; New/updated features not available until production deploy

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

Instructors

 

Summary

The Remove from Favorites confirmation message has changed from an animation on the resource card to a confirmation message in a separate browser window.

 

Change Benefit

This change improves accessibility within Commons.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

Instructors

When instructors remove a resource from their Favorites, the confirmation message displays in a separate browser window. No functionality has been affected.

Dashboard

Course Card Icon Size

 

Location to Enable Feature

N/A

Configuration Details

N/A

Affected Canvas Areas

Card View Dashboard

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected User Roles

All Users

Summary

The icon class displayed in course cards defaults the icon display in a slightly smaller size.

 

Change Benefit

This change provides consistency for icons in both the Card View Dashboard and the List View Dashboard.

Affected User Roles & Behaviors

All Users

Users who have enabled course cards in the Dashboard can view the course card icons in a slightly smaller size than previously displayed. No functionality has been affected.

Card View Dashboard Icon Changes

Platform/Integration

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API

API Change Log

Adjustments have been made to the following APIs as noted in the API Documentation change log:

  • SIS Imports API

  • Users API

Fixed Bugs

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Accessibility

People

As part of deleting a section, content is read as Remove User from Section to screen readers.

Rich Content Editor

Uploaded audio files are tagged as audio files.

Settings

The Course Link Validator does not consider quiz answer comments with rel attributes as broken links.

API

Courses API Missing Policy and Auto-Graded Submission Date

Submissions that are automatically assigned grades through a Missing Policy include a graded_at date indicated in the Courses API.

Explanation: When a grade was automatically assigned through the Missing Policy in the New Gradebook, the score was entered in the New Gradebook, but the graded_at date was not updated within the API. This behavior also affected SIS grade passback efficiency, as grades can only be passed back if a graded_at date is included. Canvas code has been updated to update the graded_at date in the API for submissions updated via the Missing Policy.

Index Page Terms of Service Link

In the Canvas API Index page, the API Terms of Service link displays the intended page.

Explanation: When a user clicked the API Terms of Service link, the link displayed a not found page. Canvas code has been updated to correct the API Terms of Service link.

Search API Duplicate Group Results

The Search API does not duplicate search results for group conversations.

Explanation: When a group conversation was created in Canvas, the Search API duplicated each member in the given context according to each member’s total number of enrollments. Conversations paginated only 20 results, which truncated the list of possible recipients and would occasionally omit some group members. Canvas code has been updated to not duplicate group members in conversation messages.

Blueprint Course

Rubric Associations

Rubric associations are updated in Blueprint Course syncs after creating a copy of a rubric.

Explanation: When a rubric was edited with multiple associations to other assignments, a copy of the rubric was made and added to the assignment. However, additional Blueprint syncs were not updating the assignment’s new rubric association. Canvas code has been updated to retain rubric associations after a Blueprint Course sync.

Conversations

Media File Name

Conversation messages include the file name of any media file uploaded or recorded within a message.

Explanation: When a media file is uploaded or recorded in a conversation message, Canvas would name the media file as undefined, even if a specific file name was included. Canvas code has been updated to retain file names of media files.

External Apps

Assignment State and Plagiarism Detection LTI Platform

Changing an assignment workflow_state does not affect the plagiarism platform association.

Explanation: When a published assignment was unpublished and included no submissions, the plagiarism review settings were not retained and set back to None. Canvas code has been updated to retain the tool associations if the workflow state of the assignment is changed.

Course Apps Page and Account LTI Deletion

Deleting a course LTI tool does not affect the display of the Apps page.

Explanation: When an LTI tool was installed in both an account and a course, and the course-level tool was deleted, the Apps page loaded a blank page. Additionally, if multiple installations of the same LTI were included, deleting the top-most LTI caused it to break. Canvas code has been updated to prevent deleting course LTI tools from affecting the Apps page.

Modules

Non-Graded Discussion Section Changes

Changes to non-graded discussions sections are displayed in Modules.

Explanation: When section changes were made to a non-graded discussion, the updates were not displayed for affected students in the Modules page. Canvas code has been updated to display updated changes in the Modules page.

Rich Content Editor

Chrome Browser Extensions and External App Access

This change was deployed to the production environment on February 28.

External apps can be accessed in the Rich Content Editor when browser extensions are enabled in Chrome.

Explanation: When an external app was installed in the Rich Content Editor, the app displayed a launch error if browser extensions were installed, such as Dragon or Grammarly. This behavior affected Chrome browsers. Canvas code has been updated to fix external app launches when browser extensions are installed.

SIS

Anonymous Assignments and Grade Passback

Anonymously graded assignments do not prevent data from being passed back via LTI Grade Passback.

Explanation: When an assignment was anonymously graded, and an LTI tool returned an outcome service message, Canvas displayed a user lookup error. Canvas code has been updated to allow tool or quiz IDs to be included in moderated or anonymous assignment audit information and provide the correct details for LTI tools.

SpeedGrader

Deleted Discussion Post Attachments

Attachments from deleted discussion posts do not display in SpeedGrader.

Explanation: When a discussion post was deleted that included an attached file, the file was not removed when the discussion was viewed in SpeedGrader. This behavior affected instructors as they could see the file but not the post where it belonged. Canvas code has been updated to remove attachments from deleted discussion posts.

Release Notes Change Log

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Date
2019-03-01

Added—Fixed Bugs

  • Rich Content Editor: External App Access and Chrome Browser Extensions
2019-02-25Release Notes Published
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Release Notes Chat

On Wednesday, February 27th, join other Community members as we review the Release Notes! RSVP to Release Notes (2019-03-09) Collaborative Chat‌ for updates! New collaborators are always welcome. Smiley Happy

Hi Canvas ..

Could the Canvas Commons - Details area identify if any LTIs have been associated with the cartridge file?

This is needed for Modules and Courses, as it possible to override administrator settings and install LTIs that require no key/secret.

Mark.

Can we have some insight into how the keys that ended up on the calculator ended up there? From someone who has taught math for a long time, they seem kind to hold onto legacy keys that are used very little while omitting some functionality that is used.

  • What is the use case for Rand and why is it capitalized when the other functions are not? The use of a rand key is going to make it hard to grade anything that the student comes up with. Maybe it's to assist in guessing?
  • Where is the E, ee, or 10^x key for entering values in scientific notation? You have ln and e, which are inverse functions. You have the common log (base 10), but you don't have it's inverse. You don't have anything for allowing students to enter a number in scientific notation other than perhaps the x^y key, but that's clumsy. No one wants to enter 6.022 * 10 x^y 23. You might counter that people can enter e on the keyboard for scientific notation. My experience with students using online calculators is that they want to click on keys and won't go to the keyboard to find stuff that's not on the on screen display.
  • The hyperbolic trigonometric functions are rarely used. When they are, they are often invoked with a HYP key followed by an existing sin, cos, or tan key. Our college uses the Texas Instruments graphing calculators and the hyperbolic trig functions are buried so deep (you have to go to catalog to find them) that very few of our students even know they exist. If you have plenty of space, there's not anything wrong with putting them there, but some other things seem to be missing that would be a better use of the space.
  • Another key that could be gotten rid of if you're looking to save space is the cube root key. You have the nth root. You have a cube root, but no cube.
  • Maybe because I don't use one of these calculators, I'm not sure what the matrix key is for without other functionality to use them such as determinants and inverses (you have 1/x, but matrix division is undefined)
  • The purpose of the 2nd key is confusing. The two uses I've seen for a 2nd key are 1) to act like a shift, but then you need have a second symbol on the button itself so people know what they're getting, and 2) to act like an Inverse (INV) key, but except for the circular and hyperbolic trig functions, most of the keys either don't have inverses or have inverses that already have keys there.

Finally, are the keys that show up configurable? Some are grayed out, but the documentation doesn't mention anything about how to configuring what keys show up. Are there templates for which scientific calculator we can use? I know I've seen requests in the community for a calculator that matches the calculator that students get to use on their local state assessments.

I see that 'Gradebook Export CSV Final Grade Override Column' was added this release. As far as I can tell, it adds columns to the grades export, but does not make an update to the true final grade that is being pushed to our SIS. Is this new column supposed to address the Grade Sync functionality that does not work with the current Final Grade Override settings in production or is there something more in the works?

Thank you,

Shane

Hi, Shane,

SIS functionality has been completed and will be available next release. 

Thanks!

Erin

Hi, Mark,

Glad you're interested in the changes! I'd recommend letting our product team know more about your enhancement idea and your use case by posting in Canvas Studio with the tag canvas.next.

Thank you,

Erin

Hi, James,

I've asked one of our product managers to take a look at your comment and see if she can help answer your questions.

Thanks!

Erin

I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find in my testing, that the "search by author" function just searches the Topic and not replies.  Since for most of our sites that use discussions,  topics are initiated by a Teacher, that kind of search is not terribly useful, whereas the ability to search by author through Students' replies from the Discussions page would be very useful.  It seems to me there use to be a feature request for this, but I don't see one now. (My own track record for getting uptake on requests I submit is so poor, that I'm no longer inclined to make the effort.  Often a moderator informs that there's already such a request, and archives mine, though that may mean that there is another similar request, but one that differs from mine in significant respects.)

Thanks for the update Erin. We'd love to see Sync Grades to SIS feature as soon as possible. It would be great if it could make it into this release, so that we could give instructors the override option in time for the end of our Winter quarter.

Hi ~ Here is the 2019-02-27 Chat Archive from our collaborative discussion! Our Notes were very brief this time, but it was still a worthwhile collaboration! Hopefully, you will be able to join us for the Release Notes (2019-03-30) Collaborative Chat!

Hi Peter Hess,

Within each discussion topic, you can already search by author. I like the feature as an easy way grab all the similar entries; if it searched across discussion topics I fear I wouldn't know what topic the response was associated with and I'd get befuddled with response overload.

search box in a discussion topic

Cheers - Shar

Sure, but sometimes it can be very informative to see all of a students responses over a number of topics.    I think there are valid reasons for having both a "global" and a "local" search by user that would include replies. And I know it's something our faculty members have requested.  The part that I find annoying is that it isn't clear in the interface that search doesn't work that way.  More generally, a response I get from Canvas is "we have 'this', so we don't need 'that'", when both 'this' and 'that' though they may be similar are not the same, and both may have merit.

Regarding Outcomes Removal:

  • We need the outcomes when exporting to Commons so that other teachers in our district do not have to go back and associate every objective per assessment AND with Quizzes.Next every question.

Please rethink this.

ptart@wcpss.net,

Sorry for any confusion caused by our wording above, but to clear things up, this feature removal only removes the ability to tag and search for federal and state K12 common core outcomes standards within Commons. Rubrics/outcomes linked to assignments, discussions, or quizzes are still attached to that content when they get shared to Commons and will still import into the course when the resource is imported from Commons. I hope this helps!

Thanks,

- Nathan

Just to echo Peter, there seems to be a lack of logic for this search function. When you search something the expectation I would say is that it is searching through all the information that lies beneath. So the top level search does not go far enough, but the individual thread search does make sense. So, it's not as useful as it should be. I have come to expect the highest level of logic in the Canvas interface, but this time you are sadly below that.

jim

Hi Gradebook Export CSV Final Grade Override Column, it doesn't seem to be working properly in Beta. It doesn't download any changes you make after the initial download. I've reported this to support.

Bethan

Hi b.w.reid@ljmu.ac.uk,  thanks for testing this thoroughly. Definitely a scenario I would see happening with our instructors. Can you describe the process you went through? 

I tried this for myself just now in our beta instance and it does appear (for me) that the changed override grade came out in the second export file.  Here was the process I followed:  1) Added override grades in the Grades tool   2) Selected export gradebook, downloaded file, and confirmed override grades  3) Changed the override grade in the Grades tool  4) Selected export gradebook, downloaded file, and confirmed that the override grades had changed.  

Let me know if you followed a different process. If I can recreate the issue, I'd like to get a ticket into Support to help your case. I don't know if it might have contributed to the issue, but I did notice that there was a decent lag today when updating the override grades.  It took several seconds before the green confirmation box appeared for each change that said "Grade Saved". Now it seems to be popping up more quickly. 

Huge sigh of relief natkinson@instructure.com. Thanks for the update.

Patrick

Hi, Bethan,

I hope that Todd's suggestion was able to help you out. If you still aren't able to get the CSV to download, make sure to submit a support case so our team can investigate into your account.

Thanks!

Erin

Hi, Peter,

We're sorry that you've been frustrated in the past by the Canvas feature process. Our intent for this change was to restore the previous functionality of searching authors within discussion topics, which was suggested in the feature idea referenced with the update—our product team does care about your feedback, I promise!

I did a quick check to see if anyone has suggested this idea for more granular searching, and I wasn't able to find one that I could reference to you. If you still feel it's important, I'd encourage you to create that idea so that others have the option to vote. Perhaps the functionality being restored to the search field may cause others to feel the same way about the search that you do.

In the meantime, I can suggest to our engineering team that we update the wording to clarify the search functionality within the topic level.

Thanks!

Erin

Hi, everyone,

Just as a matter of clarification, the Commons features for this release were intentionally not designated as being associated with the Enable Resource Previews account setting, as they will be visible within Commons regardless of the setting's current state. Therefore, our team will also be removing the Previews setting in the Commons Account Settings page as part of this weekend's release.

This Account Settings change does not affect any of the messaging we've provided about the functionality coming to the Commons environment as part of this release and what Commons users can expect to see. We wanted to provide transparency about this Account Settings page change, and we have also made the clarification in the Admin User Summary document for this release as well.

Our team is appreciative of the positive feedback related to the Commons features and hope you will let us know how the changes continue to improve your user experience. 

Thank you!

Erin

Hi vanzandt, I've retested this and now appears to be working fine. I followed the same process that you mentioned above. I think also the lag you described may have been causing this. I didn't notice any of the 'grade saved' pop ups last time, but they are appearing today. I'll get in touch with support and ask them to close the ticket. Thanks for your help!

That's great news. That would have been a significant problem! And the 'grade saved' pop-ups do seem a little more responsive today, so I'll bet that could have been it.

jivedocs@instructure.com‌, where I can I find a help page that explains to instructors how to enable on-screen calculators? I don't want to refer instructors to release notes to learn how to use a feature, since the release notes are packed with extraneous information. I looked everywhere but couldn't find a relevant tutorial. Thanks in advance for the help!

...and upon further checking, 538b2fa8965d0a35076d47b01ee0a336c344953e342c21c84755df3fb83de749‌, I see that instructions for enabling the On-Screen Calculator have also been added to the other lessons for the relevant question types.

Awesome, thanks stefaniesanders‌! I guess I didn't think to look in the question-specific tutorials, but that works!

Hi

I am a little bit late to the party. I was testing Blueprint Course. Not sure if i have misunderstood, but changes to the rubric do not trigger the syncing. meaning you have to make a bigger edit to the assignment for the Blueprinting tool to say, ahh there has been a change. once this happens the rubric is updated. Am i wrong in pointing this out, sometimes i'm not totally sure what the updates mean. JIm

The download count on the Commons cards is great! I didn't think much about it when I originally read over the release notes, but looking in Commons now, it's really helpful as an Admin to see what district resources have been getting used by our teachers.

Hi, James!

The fix related to making a copy of an existing rubric within an assignment. Changes to an individual rubric itself won't trigger a change.

Erin 

oops

No worries! Thanks for being willing to ask questions. Smiley Happy

Erin

Hey, James,

We created that tool through a third-party partnership, and we've reached out to their team with some specific questions based on your feedback. Should we be able to make any adjustments, we'll note them in a future release notes document!

Thanks,

Erin 

Hi, everyone,

The notes for our March 30 release have been published: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-16250-canvas-release-notes-2019-03-30

Thank you!

Erin

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