Canvas Release Notes August 2020

Canvas logo next to yellow field with August 2020 release notes

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades the third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes. Read highlights from the August 15 Release Notes below.

Updated Features


Bulk Page Delete

  • The Pages Index page (View All Pages button) allows for multiple pages to be deleted at one time. Pages can be chosen by selecting the checkbox next to the page title.

    • The delete functionality is disabled for the “Front Page”. A new Front Page must be set to delete current Front Page.


Course Section Column Student Visibility

  • When a course includes more than one section, the Course Settings Details page includes an option to hide sections on the People page from students.
  • Course Administrators will continue to see the section column on the People page.
  • This does not prevent students from identifying section info in other areas of Canvas, such as Conversations.

User Navigation

Global Announcements Page

  • The User Navigation Menu includes a link to Global Announcements, which displays current and recent announcements for the institution.

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