Canvas Update – July 18th, 2020

Filed in Canvas by on July 13, 2020

Every month, Canvas releases new features, updates to existing features, and bug fixes to our platform. In this Canvas release (July 18), multiple previously introduced features are being enforced for all Canvas customers. Additionally, the Canvas supported browser banner will be updated to reflect the two most recent versions of Firefox and Chrome. The Alexa Canvas Skill is deprecated and will be removed from the Amazon store. For institutions using Commons, the Commons menu includes a link that displays frequently used Commons guides.

New Canvas Features Enabled from April-June 2020

  • Multiple File Upload in Modules via Drag and Drop
  • Users can copy individual course items to another course and share individual items with other users.
  • The Assignments page supports bulk editing all assignment, discussion, and quiz dates in a single page.
  • Submission attempts can be limited in Canvas assignments.
  • The Dashboard, Courses menu, and All Courses page display both published and unpublished courses.
  • Users can mute all notifications for a course where the user is enrolled. The Course Notification Settings page allows users to mute all notifications for a course where the user is enrolled. Additionally, users can enable or disable specific course notifications.

This month’s release also includes fixed bugs.

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

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