This document highlights default and optional features in the current Canvas web deploy.
The date of this document indicates when the included features will be available in the production environment. Unless otherwise indicated, features are already available in the beta environment.
Admin Interface Updates
As part of course import processes in Assignments and Course Settings, Canvas displays a warning message about overriding existing content.
To correct contrary behavior for admins also enrolled as teachers, the Direct Share Copy To menu only displays to users who have permission to share course content but who are not admins. When using Direct Share Copy To functionality, admins must search for the name of a course. This behavior is consistent with other areas in Canvas that cannot accommodate searching for admin roles, such as in the Course Import course copy functionality.
Late Policies are supported in Course Imports.
The Notifications page displays the date and time of daily and weekly notifications.
Optional Features & User Role Distribution
User summary documents display optional features available for applicable user roles. They are designed to assist you in distributing information about these features if you choose to enable them for your institution. For additional context, please see the Preview Document Details section.
Default features for user roles, if available, are posted in applicable user summary pages:
As part of the user summaries, you have two options for distribution: view the preview (default link provided above), or use the template to create a copy.
View Preview (Default Link)
Use this link if you don't need to modify the content. Additionally, this option ensures the document is updated by the Canvas community team with any changes that may be made in the release notes.
To create a copy of the document to edit for your own distribution, click the Use Template button in the preview document. You must log in to a Google account to use this feature. The template will be stored in your Google Drive account.