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April 18 Canvas Release

Canvas is updated every month 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.

April 18 Release

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

 

Limit Assignment Submission Attempts

Starting April 18, instructors may limit students to a specified number of an attempts for an assignment.  Similar functionality has been available for Quizzes, and now Assignments may be “closed” after a set number of submissions.

Assignment submissions

 

Rubrics Now in Course Navigation

The Rubrics button has been moved to the Course Navigation menu:

Rubrics Course Navigation

The change intends to make workflow more intuitive and to access Rubrics more quickly.  (Previously, the Manage Rubrics area was located in the Outcomes page, although outcomes are never required to use a rubric.)

 

Course Summary Visibility on Syllabus page

Instructors may now remove the Course Summary from the Syllabus page – that is, the list of Assignments that automatically generates on the Syllabus page when you add Assignments.  Simply uncheck the “Show Course Summary” box from the Edit Syllabus screen, and the list of assignments will be removed.

Course Summary deselected

This gives instructors more control over how and where their assignments are displayed.  (From March 21 release) 

 

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

The next Canvas production release will be available Saturday, May 16, with release notes available Monday, April 20.

 

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October 27 Canvas Release

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. 

October 27 Release

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

Analytics Beta LTI
  • The Analytics Beta LTI tool will eventually replace the existing Course Analytics tool
  • Compare average and individual student grades across various assignment types
  • Interactive tables and graphs facilitate powerful data analysis
  • Activate Analytics Beta through Settings > Nagivation
  • Complete documentation on features
  • User Guide for Analytics Beta

 

Submission Status of Google Drive and Office 365 Uploads
  • The status of assignment uploads from Google Drive and Office 365 LTIs are now visible to both students and instructors

  • Exclamation point indicates upload failed, up arrow indicates a submission is queued for upload but has not finished

  • Instructors may view the same icons in the Gradebook
  • Icons also visible in SpeedGrader

 

HTML5 Option for Recording Media

Recording with the Rich Content Editor will no longer require Flash functionality.

 

Full production release notes for the October 27 release are available on the Canvas LMS Community.

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