Canvas Production Release Notes: November 21, 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.

November 21, 2020 Production Release Highlights

  • Grade Change Activity Search Field Enhancements: The Grade Change Activity log supports multi-parameter search fields, providing more granular search functionality. Admins can search by grader, student, course ID, and assignment ID.
  • Uploaded Media File Placement: Newly recorded media and uploaded media is stored in the Course Files folder. Previously, newly recorded and uploaded media could not be repurposed without being exported as part of course content. Please note, this feature is only available for the New Rich Content Editor

Additional Updates

  • Group Import CSV File: Within a group set, instructors can create groups using a CSV import as an alternative to enrolling users manually in the interface.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: November 21, 2020

November 21, 2020 Canvas Production Release Screencast

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2020-11-21) from Instructure Canvas Community on Vimeo.

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021

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