Canvas Release Notes for October 27, 2018
User Summaries – See how the release impacts your role (Admin/Instructor/Student)
Analytics Beta LTI
- Analytics Beta provides improved analytics for tracking student data using an interactive chart/table. Analytics Beta will eventually replace current course and account analytics. Analytics Beta and the current course Analytics functionality can be used simultaneously. Must be added to the course navigation to access.
Google Drive and Microsoft Office Assignment Submission Status
- Students and instructors can view the status of Google Apps assignment submission file uploads. Students can view the status of a file upload from the assignment details page. Submissions display a link to download the document, upload failed icon or uploading icon. Instructors can view the status of a student’s assignment submission in the Gradebook.
Rich Content Editor
HTML5 Media Recorder
- HTML5 can be used instead of flash within the Rich Content Editor in Firefox and Chrome browsers.
Updated Features for Admins
- Admins can allow content to be displayed as approved for their institution. This content is indicated by a banner and image.
Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option Enforcement
The Developer Key Management and Scoping Feature Option has been enabled for all Canvas institutions.
Updated Features for Students
List View Dashboard Calendar Event View
- In the List View Dashboard, the link for an event displays a summary pop-up that includes the event date, location, and event details.
List View Dashboard Grades Link Update
In the Grades menu, clicking the name of a course directs to the Grades page. Previously the link directed to the course home page.
Student Dashboard Sidebar Updates
In the Card View and Recent Activity Dashboard sidebars and the Course Home Page sidebar, the Coming Up section has been removed for students. The To Do list displays up to seven items instead of five.
Updated Features for Instructors
Gradebook History Anonymity
- Student names do not display in the Gradebook History if an assignment was graded anonymously.