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Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-08-03)

Canvas Deploy Notes (2022-08-03)

Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features. 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.

Deploy notes indicate notable changes in the deploy by feature. To view functionality according to user role, please see Canvas Features by User Role.

Fixed bugs are located in Known Issues. For related issues resolved in this deploy, view the 2022-08-03 Community tag.

 


Deploy Notes Change Log

 

Interface Updates

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Course Settings

Hide Shift Dates Checkbox in Importing Content [Delayed as of 2022-07-27]

User Role & Summary Link

Admin, Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role 

Affected Feature Areas

Account Settings, Course Settings


Summary

In Course Settings, the Shift Dates checkbox is hidden when admins restrict instructors from modifying course availability dates.

Change Benefit

This update hides the Shift Dates checkbox in addition to Adjust Events and Due Dates checkbox for instructors when importing content.

Feature Workflow

Account Settings: Don't Let Teachers Modify Course Availability DatesAccount Settings: Don't Let Teachers Modify Course Availability Dates

 
In Account settings, Admin can select to restrict modification of course availability dates for instructors.

 

Course Settings Import Course Content PageCourse Settings Import Course Content Page

 
In Course Settings, both the Shift Dates and Adjust Events and Due Date checkboxes are hidden from instructors when importing content.

Additional Details

Previously, when admin restricted instructors from modifying course availability dates, the Adjust Events and Due Dates checkbox was hidden, however the Shift Dates checkbox was still accessible when importing course content.

 

Gradebook

Message Students Who Default Subject Line

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Gradebook

Related Idea Conversation

[Gradebook] Bring back old format for Messaging Students Who...


Summary

When composing a message from the Message Student Who link in the Gradebook, a default subject line is added.

Change Benefit

This update improves instructor workflow by automatically inserting a corresponding subject line when composing a message to students and observers with the Message Student Who link.

Feature Workflow

Message Students Who Compose Message Subject LineMessage Students Who Compose Message Subject Line

 
A default subject line is added when composing a message with the Message Students Who link in the Gradebook.



Distribution Graph Statistics Update 

User Role & Summary Link

Students | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Gradebook

Related Idea Conversation

More descriptive statistics (at least, median and mean) for every column in "Grades" (gradebook)


Summary

When Grade Distribution Graphs are enabled, students can view median and upper/lower grade quartiles, in addition to mean, high, and low scores in the Grades page.

Change Benefit

This update allows students to view more detailed statistics on their assignments.

Feature Workflow

Student View Grades Distribution GraphStudent View Grades Distribution Graph

 
When viewing the distribution graph for an assignment, the median and upper/lower grade quartiles and the mean, high, and low scores display for students in the Grades page.

Additional Details

Previously, only mean, high, and low scores displayed in the distribution graph.

 

Rich Content Editor

Action Required for Modal Exit

User Role & Summary Link

All users | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Rich Content Editor


Summary

In the Rich Content Editor, modals remain open until the cancel (x) button is clicked or the ESC key on a keyboard is pressed.

Change Benefit

This update prevents users from accidentally closing a modal and losing work in progress.

Feature Workflow

Insert Link Modal Cancel (x) ButtonInsert Link Modal Cancel (x) Button

 
To close an open modal, click the Cancel (x) button.

Additional Information

This change applies to the following modals: Insert Link, Upload Image, Upload File, All Apps, Equation Editor, and Embed.

 

Speedgrader

Rubric Unsaved Changes Warning

User Role & Summary Link

Instructors | Canvas Features by User Role

Affected Feature Areas

Speedgrader

Related Idea Conversation

Auto Save Rubrics or Give Save Warning


Summary

When scoring a rubric in Speedgrader, a browser warning displays for instructors when exiting Speedgrader before saving changes.

Change Benefit

This update allows instructors to be notified about unsaved changes to a rubric before exiting Speedgrader.

Feature Workflow

Speedgrader Unsaved Changes Warning Pop-upSpeedgrader Unsaved Changes Warning Pop-up

 
When scoring a rubric in Speedgrader, a browser warning displays when exiting Speedgrader before saving changes.

 

 

Deploy Notes Change Log

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Date  
2022-12-12

Removed idea- Assignment Rubric auto-save

2022-07-27

Delayed Interface Update

  • Hide Shift Dates Checkbox in Importing Content
2022-07-22 Published Deploy Notes
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