Canvas Production Release: May 16, 2020

Canvas operates on a monthly 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.

May 16, 2020 Production Release Highlights

  • Link Validator Celebration: Canvas generates a virtual celebration when instructors run the link validator and no issues are found. This User Settings feature option is included for all users and defaults to off. Instructors only need to adjust this feature option if they are seeing celebrations in the link validator page and they want to opt-out of the animations.
  • SMS Notification Types Deprecation: On 2 May, all SMS notification types are deprecated except Announcements and Grading notification types. Remaining notification types can be enabled through other communication channels. Any unsupported notification type includes a tooltip that notifies users appropriately.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: May 16, 2020

May 16, 2020 Canvas Production Release Screencast

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021

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