Canvas Production Release: June 2, 2018

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6/2/18 Production Release Highlights

  • DocViewer Image Support: DocViewer annotations can be added to BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, and TIFF images in SpeedGrader and the Submission Details page. Large images are scaled to a lower resolution so the entire image can be displayed without having to scroll. Note: This change does not apply to images previewed in Files.
  • Instructor Annotation Management in DocViewer: Instructors can delete any annotations or comments for any user. This change allows instructors to remove annotations or comments that may be inappropriate or incorrect within a document. Any custom role based on the instructor permission can also delete annotations, as well as any admin.
  • Non-Author Annotation Comments in DocViewer: Users can comment on annotations if they are not the author of the annotation. This change allows any user to comment on annotations made by another user if a comment does not already exist.
  • Comment Truncation in DocViewer: Comments are truncated if they are longer than five lines long. Previously, comments were truncated after one line. When a comment is selected directly, the full content of the comment all lines of content.
  • Comment Display Order in DocViewer: Comments always align with their associated annotations. This change resolves a bug that caused comments not to align with their associated annotation and instead rearranged with the most recent comment at the top of the page.
  • Comment Padding in DocViewer: Comment padding has been decreased in each comment box.
  • Sidebar-Course Navigation Link Consistency in the Rich Content Editor: In the Rich Content Editor sidebar, the Links tab Course Navigation section reflects the same name as displayed in Course Navigation. This change helps align terminology consistency throughout Canvas.
  • Account and Course Order for Rubrics: When a rubric is added to an assignment, the Find Rubrics window displays account and course names alphabetically. Previously, the account and course names did not display in any specific order.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: June 2, 2018

2018-06-02 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

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Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021