Canvas Release Notes for January 5, 2019

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Updated Features for Instructors

Commons Resource Previews

  • This allows users to preview resource content before importing it into their course. Users will no longer need to import a resource from Commons to view all the contents of that resource. It also includes changes to the user interface allowing the user to see a preview of the course, a details section which describes the type of content and a version notes page which displays any updates made to the resource.

Course Settings

Course Link Validator Design Enhancements

  • When instructors validate course content by clicking the Validate Links in Content button in Course Settings, the page content includes several design enhancements. These enhancements provide additional context for the location and description of the nature of the failure.

Course Dates and Functionality Clarifications

  • The Course Details page has been updated to clarify term and course dates as well as the options to restrict students from viewing the course. This allows you to easily determine the visibility and participation of your course.