Canvas Release Notes September 2020

Canvas logo next to yellow field with September 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 September 18 Release.

Updated Features

New Analytics

New Analytics now has a reports tab that provides downloadable CSV files for missing assignments, late assignments, excused assignments, the class roster, and course activity data.

  • All reports provide real-time (API based) data except for the Course Activity report, which includes data that may be delayed up to 24 hours.
  • Reports can be filtered by assignment, section, and student.

Missing Assignments

  • displays a list of assignments that have not been submitted by one or more students. Data includes Student Name, Student ID, Course Name, Course ID, Section Name, Assignment Name, Points Possible, Due Date, and Unlocked Date.

Late Assignments

  • displays assignments that have been submitted late for one or more students. Data includes Student Name, Student ID, Course Name, Course ID, Section Name, Assignment Name, Points Possible, Due Date, and Unlocked Date.

Excused Assignments

  • displays a list of assignments that have been excused in the course for one or more students. Data includes Student Name, Student ID, Course Name, Course ID, Section Name, Assignment Name, Points Possible, Due Date, and Unlocked Date.

    • To excuse an assignment for a student, enter the value of EX in the corresponding Gradebook cell. Excused assignments are not included in the calculation for a student’s total grade.

Class Roster

  • displays a list of students enrolled in the course or section with student contact information. Based on user permissions, data may include Student Name, Student ID, and Email address.

Course Activity 

  • displays a list of daily user interactions in course resources, where each report entry captures a summary of user views and participations. The calendar filter only accommodates up to the past 27 days. Data includes User ID, User Name, Section ID, Section Name, Course ID, Course Name, Content ID, Content Type, Content Name, Times Viewed, Times Participated, First Viewed Date, and Last Viewed Date.

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