Canvas Production Release: June 1, 2019


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.

6/1/19 Production Release Highlights

  • Compose Field Message Removal: The Compose Message window does not include an option to remove previously received messages. Individual messages can still be deleted from a conversation in the Conversations window by opening the message, selecting the Settings menu, and clicking the Delete link.
  • DocViewer Enhancements:
    • Empty Rows and Columns: DocViewer previews of XLSX files render empty rows and columns to maintain formatting from the original document.
    • Excel Graph Rendering: Graphs created in spreadsheets and rendered in DocViewer display correct data and legend information.
    • Numbered Lists: Numbered lists are rendered correctly and display the correct information in the list in DocViewer.
    • Scatter Graph Trendlines: Scatter graphs in Word documents correctly display trendlines in DocViewer.
  • Grading and Quiz Logs Permissions: The Grades – Edit permission and the Quizzes – View Submission Log permission are required for a user to view quiz submission logs. Canvas code documentation has been updated to reflect these two associated permissions to view quiz submission logs.
  • Profile Pictures in SpeedGrader: In the SpeedGrader menu, included student profile pictures are updated correctly to display the student whose submission is being viewed in SpeedGrader.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: June 1, 2019

June 1, 2019 Canvas Production Release Screencast

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