Canvas Release Notes - April 2020

Canvas April 2020 Release Notes

Canvas Release Notes - April 2020

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades every third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes. Read highlights from the April 18 Release Notes below.

Updated Features


Mute Notifications by Course
  • Users can mute all notifications for a course where the user is enrolled. On the Course Home Page selecting the View Course Notifications button will display a toggle to disable notification for the course.


Limited Submission Attempts
  • By default, assignments can be submitted an unlimited number of times. However, instructors can choose to limit the number of attempts a student can make for an assignment by using the Attempts menu.


Assignment Header Menu SpeedGrader Link
  • Each assignment menu in the Gradebook includes a link to SpeedGrader. When selected, SpeedGrader opens to the first student according to the filter set in the Gradebook.

New Quizzes

Multiple Answer Partial Scoring
  • The Multiple Answer question type now allows for partial credit when a student selects a correct AND incorrect response. This grading option will be the default for new Multiple Answer questions with an option to use Exact Match instead.


Course Navigation Rubrics Link
  • The Manage Rubrics button has been removed from the course-level Outcomes page and added to the Course Navigation Menu.

Canvas Ready Release Notes - April 2020

Updated Features


Due and Availability Date Bulk Edit
  • The Assignments page supports editing all assignment, discussion, and quiz dates in a single page.

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