Canvas Production Release Notes: June 20, 2020

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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 canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you have any questions about an upcoming production release.

June 20, 2020 Production Release Highlights

  • Bulk Editing Assignments: The Assignments page supports editing all assignment, discussion, and quiz dates in a single page, including enhancements to select multiple assignments, batch edit dates, and improve date validation. For more information on bulk editing enhancements, please see the full release notes.
  • Course Level Notifications Preferences: The Course Notification Settings page supports granular notifications for the course. Once a notification preference is changed at the course level, the course creates a notification override, meaning it is no longer associated with the preference set in the Notification preferences page. Any additional changes for that notification type must continue to be managed within the course. Notification preferences available within the course are identified by icon: notify immediately, daily summary, weekly summary, and notification turned off.
  • Permissions Status Options Updates: Canvas Permission status options have been simplified to enable, disable, and lock.
  • Granular Pages Permission: The Pages – Add / Edit / Delete permission has been separated into three separate permissions.

For a complete production release update, please see: Canvas Production Release Notes: June 20, 2020

June 20, 2020 Canvas Production Release Screencast

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