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February 16 Canvas Release

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

February 16 Release

Please view the New Feature Screencast for a demonstration of the updates in this release:

 

New Gradebook: Override Final Grade

NOTE: This update only applies for instructors who have opted into the New Gradebook.  By the end of 2019, the New Gradebook will replace the existing Gradebook. We’ll continue to update you as the deployment timeframe is announced.

Instructors using the New Gradebook now have the option to manually override the final grade as caculated by Canvas. To activate, check the Allow Override box on the Advanced tab of the Gradebook Settings screen (gear in upper right corner).

This will add an Override column after the Final Grade (Total) column.

Instructors may then enter a letter grade to override the Total grade. The letter grade will reflect the lower percentage of the range in your grading scheme.

Students will not know their final grade has been overridden.

 

Quizzes.Next: Reopen Student Assessment

NOTE: This update only applies for institutions who have opted into the Quizzes.Next LTI.  In the long term, Quizzes.Next will become the new standard Quiz engine for Canvas.

Instructors are now able to manually reopen quiz attempts for students, with the quiz returning to the last question where the student was active.

This is an improvement over the current Quizzes behavior, which allows the instructor to Moderate and give additional attempts, but each new attempt requires the student to begin the quiz again, losing their previous work.

 

Rich Content Editor: Thumbnail Images Restored

When using the Rich Content Editor to insert an image into a Canvas page from your Canvas files (i.e., the Canvas tab for Image Source), you will now see image thumbnails in your folder structure:

Thumbnails greatly simplify the process of finding a desired image. The thumbnail feature was temporarily down after a previous Rich Content Editor update.

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

 

The next Canvas release will be deployed Saturday, March 9, with release notes available Monday, February 25.

 

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

November 17 and December 8 Canvas Releases

Canvas is updated every third Saturday with new features and fixes. The Macomb CTL will post highlights from the production release notes and related content to our blog at ctl.emacomb.com.  Please contact us at ctlsupport@macomb.edu if you have any questions about Canvas releases. 

 

November 17 and December 8 Releases

Please see the New Feature Screencast for a video demonstration of the updates in this release.

The screencast for the December 8 release will be made available closer to the release date.

 

Rich Content Editor: Embedded Image File Uploads
  • Students and instructors may now upload an embedded image/file directly into the Rich Content Editor.
  • Click the Embed Image button in the Rich Content Editor to use the updated interface:

  • Select the Canvas tab and you’ll be able to quickly embed files from Course Files and My Files.

  • From this screen, you may also upload new images from your device to My Files and embed them on the page.

 

Accessibility: Screen Reader Browser Support

Screen reader support for Internet Explorer 11 and Edge browsers has been discontinued. Firefox is the recommended browser for those using screen reading software to access Canvas.

 

Reorder Dashboard Course Cards
  • You may now move the course cards on your Dashboard. Click the Options menu (three dots) to see four choices for moving the card.

  • Cards can now be dragged and dropped as well, for easier placement.
  • Newly-added courses will appear at the bottom of the course card list.

 

HTML5 Supported in Media Recorder

The Record Media button in the Rich Content Editor now supports HTML5 for Firefox and Chrome browsers. You will see an updated interface for the Record/Upload Media dialog box:

Flash is still supported for Internet Explorer users, but you must verify that it is enabled.

  1. From the Settings gear, select “Manage Add-ons”
  2. Locate Shockwave or Flash from the publisher Adobe Systems Inc.
  3. If status is Disabled, click Enable button.

This update will make it easier for Chrome and Firefox users to use the Media Recorder. Previously, users had to manually allow Flash, which is blocked by default in Chrome and Firefox.

Full production release notes for the November 17 and December 8 releases are available on the Canvas LMS Community.

The next Canvas release will be deployed on Saturday, January 5, with release notes available Monday, December 17.

 

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