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The Product Blog

The Product Blog

Instructure's official blog for product updates, calls for feedback, and communications from our product teams

sptownsend
Instructure
Instructure

TLDR: Seven Canvas service disruptions in September caused problems for many users. We’re learning and making improvements to ensure this doesn’t happen again. This includes training, adjustments to our processes, and improvements to our technology.

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JDPearson
Instructure
Instructure

A refactored version of Canvas Inbox will be available for usage and testing in Beta on 9/15.

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read how outcome results and reporting works to calculate mastery within New Quizzes and hear about work we are doing to make outcome results available in the Learning Mastery Gradebook and outcomes reporting!

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Color contrast is fascinatingly complex and there are multiple ways to calculate it.

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read on to preview upcoming improvements to how you can view outcome alignments within courses. Also, see what new type of content in Canvas can be aligned to outcomes in the near future!

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AllisonHowell
Instructure
Instructure

We’re clarifying how the recently released Mastery Paths setting should function and how to choose the right setting for your institution 

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

The latest update on New Quizzes -  New Quizzes End of Quarter Update - Q2 2022Read on to learn about our latest achievements and objectives, then join us by subscribing to the Quizzes Transition User Group to provide feedback and stay up to date on future developments.

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read on to find out how to participate in user interviews so that we can improve the Learning Mastery Gradebook experience!

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

Here at Canvas, we remain committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging and to serving all members of the Instructure family. We have updated the icon for item banks and resources within Canvas LMS and Mastery Connect to a file folder to acknowledge and respect cultural differences.  One small effort like this, can make a difference for students and instructors in our global community to feel seen and heard.

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AllisonHowell
Instructure
Instructure

Take a short survey and let us know if we're on the right track!

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Take this short survey and help us improve the Accessibility Checker in Canvas LMS!

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Read how outcome alignments work with New Quizzes and hear about work we are doing to make outcome results from New Quizzes more available!

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MPioRoda
Instructure
Instructure

Announcing a new update on New Quizzes - New Quizzes End of Quarter Update - Q1 2022. Read on to learn about our Q1 achievements and Q2 Objectives, then join us by subscribing to the Quizzes Transition User Group to provide feedback and stay up to date on future developments.

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

Hear details of a new calculation method coming to Canvas and how to choose the right option for how you think about mastery of a standard or outcome. 

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Announcing a new feature preview available in Canvas courses. Read on to learn about Course Pacing and join us in the Course Pacing User Group to provide feedback and stay up to date on future developments.

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jess_williams
Instructure
Instructure

The Google team is releasing several updates to the Google Assignments LTI 1.3 tool over the next several months.

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Amaramaya
Instructure
Instructure

Ever wondered why internationalization is essential? Come and hear from our New global PM and her focus on improving localization and translations as part of her role. 

 

 

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Icon Maker is coming to the Canvas RCE!

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jsailor
Instructure
Instructure

Announcing a new feature preview available in Canvas gradebook. Read on to learn about our new enhanced gradebook filters and how to enable the preview, then join us in the Gradebook Filters User Group to provide feedback and stay up to date on future developments.

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

We’re adding the capability to control calculation methods and rating levels for individual outcomes in Improved Outcome Management!

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

It has always been possible to enter “Special Characters” in Canvas, but there has never been a “Special Character” button. So how does it work if there is no dedicated button?

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jpoulos
Instructure
Instructure

New user management tools allow for more control over individual account access for web and mobile.

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shaun_moon
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

A bit of looking back AND looking forward related to quizzes.

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

The option to use Classic Quizzes has been extended until June 30, 2024

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BenFriedman
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

We could all (hopefully!) agree that students should not struggle to identify how they can be successful in a learning setting. So...how can educators ensure that students understand how to succeed and with that knowledge, have the ability to take charge of their own learning? Let’s dive into the powerful practice of crafting student and parent-friendly language based on standards, sometimes called learning targets or learning objectives, as one important answer to this question. We’re bringing the ability to create these statements that often start with “I can…” to Canvas as an “Outcome Friendly Descriptions” feature within Improved Outcome Management!

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carlycurran
Instructure
Instructure

TLDR: Canvas admins will have the ability to allow instructors to set online attendance criteria at the course level on December 8, 2021 

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

Brand identity is a precious thing to most organizations and institutions, but that shouldn't stop us from making accessibility the default whenever possible. That's why we're updating the default Canvas theme to have better contrast.

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

Our aim is to be transparent and supportive. In this spirit, I'm looking for some feedback.

We are currently exploring adjustments to the Classic Quizzes sunset that we hope will give you and your institutions more control over the transition. To help us with this effort, would you be willing to share your top three considerations or requirements for a smoother transition?

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SuSorensen
Instructure
Instructure

[2021-12-22 UPDATE: Migration is available in the beta environment]

In late December, “bulk” migration to New Quizzes will be available. We’ve conferred with the community about how multiple quizzes might migrate. When using one of those options, you may choose to have the quizzes and banks migrate to New Quizzes. 

This functionality is being released to the Beta environment only, because we’ve made a conscious decision not to release it to Production yet. 

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dlyons
Instructure
Instructure

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How many buttons are in this screenshot of the Canvas RCE? Really look and take a count before you read on.

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