Canvas Production Release: June 23, 2018

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Canvas operates on a three-week release cycle through which features are added or updated. Courseware Support posts highlights from Canvas’s production release notes, a link to these notes, and other relevant content to the Canvas at Penn a few days before the production release, which usually occurs on Saturdays. Please contact Courseware Support at if you have any questions about an upcoming production release.

6/23/18 Production Release Highlights

  • Event Duplication: Users can duplicate events in the Calendar. Previously enabled through the Recurring Calendar Events feature option, this feature has been renamed to better represent the intended functionality and align with other feature elements that can be duplicated in Canvas. This feature has been enabled for all institutions and no longer requires a feature option. When calendar event details are added through the More Options button, the calendar edit page displays the Duplicate checkbox. Like other items duplicated in Canvas, duplicated events are independent from each other, and once created, must be managed individually. Users can specify to duplicate the event for a certain number of days, weeks, or months. Users can also modify a count number to the end of each event to help differentiate each occurrence once they are duplicated.
  • Courses Page Design Updates & Section-Specific Discussions: The Discussions page includes an updated design to improve accessibility for all users. Most functionality has not been affected. Additionally, when creating a non-graded discussion, instructors can create section-specific discussions in their courses for all sections, one section, or multiple sections. Please see the beta release notes for full details.
  • Modules Duplication: Entire modules can be duplicated within a course. The duplication option is located in the Settings menu for every supported module item. When a module is copied, the word “Copy” is added to the end of the module name. A copied module is placed directly below the originating module. While the module is being copied, a loading indicator shows the copy is in progress. Duplicating a module defaults the module and all module items to an unpublished status. If a module contains a quiz, the option to copy a module does not display in the module menu. Modules can be copied by removing the quiz from the module. Each item within the module is duplicated except in situations as indicated by the item type. Please see the release notes for limitations when duplicating assignments and discussions.
  • Rich Content Editor (RCE) and Course Quota Limit Error: When a file is uploaded to a course using the Content Selector, Canvas generates an error if the file exceeds the course quota limit.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: June 23, 2018

2018-06-23 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.


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