Canvas Update -January 18, 2020

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Happy New Year! Thanks for reading about the first Canvas update of the year!

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (January 18), we have a couple new features being added to our instance. The Direct Share feature option allows users to copy individual course items to another course and share individual items with other users.  Users will now be able to associate their user profiles with personal pronouns. In Gradebook, the Student Name column includes additional sorting options. Additionally, for assignments with a manual posting policy, comments can be posted without a grade.

Pronouns in User Profiles

This change allows users to select a pronoun that represents themselves for a course. Selected pronouns apply for the user in any course where the user is enrolled.

shows how user pronouns will appear in Canvas

New Feature: Direct Share

Instructors can now copy individual course items to another course and share individual items with other users. This change allows instructors to copy and share Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, and Pages with another user in Canvas without having to use a secondary repository like Commons. For more information about Direct Share, please see the Canvas Release: Direct Share document.

shows how users may copy individual content items in Canvas

For more information on these changes, please see the full release notes.

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