June 1 Canvas Release

Canvas is updated every third Saturday with new features and fixes. The Macomb CTL posts new release highlights to our blog at emacomb.com.  Please contact us at ctlsupport@macomb.edu if you have questions about Canvas releases.

June 1 Release

Please watch the New Feature Screencast video for a review of the updates in this release:


Message Students Who – Names Sorted Alphabetically

The Message Students Who feature has been updated to sort the available students alphabetically by last name.

Recall that you may use Message Students Who by clicking the arrow in the heading of an assignment column within the Gradebook.

Gradebook column

There are four criteria you may choose from:

message students who options

(Image courtesy of Penn State IT Learning and Development.)

After you choose a criterion, the applicable students’ names will be updated and sorted in alphabetical order:

Message Students Who

Please see the official Canvas help document for more information about the Message Students Who feature.


The complete production release notes for this release are available on the Canvas Community.

The next Canvas release will be deployed Saturday, June 22, with release notes available Monday, June 10.


Images on this page are from the Canvas Guides and Release Notes, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Agreement.

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