Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features, but they do not affect customer workflows. These deploys take place every two weeks and can be tested in the beta environment before the production deploy date indicated in the title of this document. Intended changes in workflow are noted in the Canvas Release Notes published monthly.
Deploy notes may include notable fixed bugs, resolved fixes in Known Issues, and other updates that do not affect user functionality.
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For Canvas Platform Service changes (API, GraphQL, Canvas Data), please see the appropriate page in the Change Log
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Assignment Enhancements and Windows Zip Files
Students submitting assignments on Windows devices can upload Zip files even when file extension restrictions exist.
Explanation: When the Assignment Enhancements feature was enabled for a course, and an online assignment included Zip file extension restrictions, users accessing Canvas on Windows devices received an error when trying to upload a Zip file. Canvas code has been updated to correct Zip file upload submissions.
Limited Attempts and External App Submissions
When an assignment allows one attempt, submitting an assignment via an external app displays one submission.
Explanation: When an assignment only allowed one attempt, and a student submitted an assignment through an external app such as TurnItIn, the assignment showed the student had two submissions. Canvas code has been updated to prevent multiple submissions for relevant external app uploads.
Gradebook Views and Page Refresh
Switching Gradebook views does not refresh the page.
Explanation: When a user switched from the Gradebook view to the Individual View, the Gradebook would refresh. The same process occurred when switching from Individual View to the Gradebook view. Canvas code has been updated to remove the page refresh when switching Gradebook views.