Canvas Production Release Notes: August 15, 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 if you have any questions about an upcoming production release.

August 15, 2020 Production Release Highlights

  • Course Section Column Student Visibility: The Section column can be hidden from students in the People page when more than one section exists in the course. This change allows instructors to prevent students from viewing sections for other students.
  • Global Announcements Page: The Global Announcements Page allows users to view current and recent announcements. Closing an announcement displays an alert indicating the announcement can be viewed again in the user’s Navigation menu.
  • Bulk Page Delete: Multiple pages can be selected and deleted at one time from the Pages Index page. Previously pages could only be deleted one at a time. This change allows users to more quickly remove outdated content.
  • TLS Protocol Changes: TLS Protocols 1.0 and 1.1 are not supported in Canvas. Users should ensure they are using the latest version of each supported Canvas browser. For more information, please see the TLS Protocol Changes Release Notes.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: August 15, 2020

August 15, 2020 Canvas Production Release Screencast

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2020-08-15) from Instructure Canvas Community on Vimeo.

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021

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