Canvas was updated to a new version on Saturday, December 9. Here we’ll highlight some of the noticeable changes.
First, you’ll see a new Move Contents menu item under the Assignment Group Settings menu:
Selecting this option will bring up a sidebar menu where you may specify the Assignment Group where you’d like the assignments moved.
This is analogous to the Move Contents function which was recently added to the Module Settings Menu:
You can still use the dots on the leftmost side of the module item or assignment to drag and drop individual items within and between modules.
Another update is that the student Groups page will now show the “inactive” label for any inactive students.
Previously, you would have to view the People page to identify inactive students. Students can be inactive for a variety of reasons such as no show, drop, or unpaid tuition, and typically are set as inactive at the SIS level (Datatel/Colleague.) With the inactive status now viewable on the Groups page, you can more quickly identify and remove inactive students from Groups.
This change only affects instructor view – student view does not show inactive students.
Watch the New Feature Screencast for a walkthrough of these changes:
Full release notes are available on the Canvas site. The next beta release will be available on December 18 (see Macomb Canvas beta server), and the next official production release will be on January 6.
The Center for Teaching and Learning has also released the Winter 2018 Professional Development Brochure. We have a full lineup of workshops, courses, and Lunch & Learns prepared for the new semester, so please look over the booklet to see what interests you. Printed copies should be available in early January.