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Canvas Release Notes for March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018
Canvas Transition

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Updated Features for Admins

Account Settings

Account Course and User Search (Beta Feature)

    • Can be enabled at the root account or sub-account level
    • The course page (default page for sub-accounts) includes new search functionality.
      • Displays Course Name, SIS ID, Term, Teacher, Sub-account and number of students
      • Search by Term, Course/Teacher or the course name
    • The people page user search also includes new functionality.
      • Displays Name, Email, SIS ID and Last login date/time
      • Search by role (includes all non Admin UMN roles) or name

Updated Features for Instructors

Announcements

Courses Page Design Updates

        • The Unread button has been changed to a menu, where users can filter between all announcements and unread announcements.
        • External feeds are viewed and managed within a separate sidebar. The RSS feed button has been changed to a link within the External Feeds sidebar.
        • Announcements are locked by default and no longer display a lock icon. Announcements that allow comments include a Reply link under the announcement.
        • Announcements can be specified for a specific section or all sections. The number of sections is visible to all users who are able to view the announcement.

Section-Specific Announcements

        • Instructors can create section-specific announcements (all sections, one section, or multiple sections) in their courses.