Canvas Production Release Notes: April 17, 2021

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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.

April 17, 2021 Production Release Highlights

  • Course Availability Date Enhancements Enforcement: The Participation section on the Course Settings page includes the option to select course dates by term or course. New courses default to Term. If preferred, instructors can change course participation to the Course option, where participation is limited to the course start and end dates.
  • Participation Restrictions and Term Visibility: Instructors can view term dates within the Courses page.
  • Multiple Attempts First Score Option: When instructors create a quiz with multiple attempts using the New Quizzes engine, the Score to Keep menu includes a First option. Selecting this option retains the first score for a quiz, even if the quiz is retaken at a later time.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: April 17, 2021

April 17, 2021 Canvas Production Release Screencast

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2021-04-17) from Instructure Canvas Community on Vimeo.

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021

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