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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about an upcoming production release.
June 19, 2021 Production Release Highlights
- Release Notes Interface: The Canvas Help Menu displays an indicator when a release note has been published based on a user’s role. Notes are available for admin, instructor, and observer roles. TA roles receive instructor release notes. If a user has more than one user role, the user will receive links to notes for each role.
- Discussions Redesign: Discussion topics have an updated design with small usability enhancements to ensure page responsiveness and prepare the interface for feature functionality improvements.
- Item Bank Management: Item banks support a new View permission, which provides access to the bank as read only. Additionally, item banks can be shared with an account or a course.
- Comment Library: Graders can save frequently used comments in SpeedGrader that can be reused across multiple students and assignments. Comments can be edited in and deleted from the library at any time.