I happened to be reading about new and upcoming changes in Canvas. I came across the news for the new Rich Content Editor (see below). Is there.some kind of change that I need to make as an admin? Thanks.
The enhanced RCE is currently only in your Beta instance, and yes, you need to enable it.
I hope that helps,
Thanks! I just enabled it..... just curious as to why it's only able to be enabled in the Beta instance.....so strange.
Many new features are enabled in Beta first, before being enabled in production, Rebecca .
In this way, the production team can get user feedback, identify issues, and respond as appropriate before it goes to the production instance.
I think it is coming to Production in the next Release, but can't remember.
Are there any other features that I should turn on in the Beta instance?
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Rebecca Penina Simon
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Magen David Yeshivah– Joe & Celia Esses High School
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Kelley L. Meeusen - what about the New Gradebook options in Beta? I had it set originally to "OFF" and then switched
it to "ALLOW." Should I keep it here or turn it "ON?"
Rebecca Penina Simon
If you don't turn on the new gradebook, it will be forced on for you in January. This may help: Upcoming Canvas Changes
Also, there are the Canvas Release Notes. The latest one said that the new Rich Content Editor has been delayed. Here is a summary of the previous release notes: Canvas Release Feature Archive
There is so much other useful information out there that I can't begin to make a complete list right now (my wife is saying it's time to leave).
We have been using the New Gradebook since September. And it's turned on in my "regular" Canvas instance. So I guess I am wondering what the difference is between this and yet.
Right now, in beta, you can turn off the new gradebook. As long as a course hasn't used features that require the new gradebook (like late policies) you can go back to the old one. The beta instance is for you to play around with so you can prepare yourself for what's coming up before it actually gets here. There are some other uses for it, but that's the principal one. The beta instance is mostly isolated from your production site (there may be some issues with LTIs in beta pulling data from the production site).
Think of beta as a Canvas sandbox or playground where you can try things out without worrying about messing the real thing up.
I’ve used the Beta instance as well as the Test instance on a number of occasions. Extremely helpful!!!
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