Canvas Production Release Notes: August 21, 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.

August 21, 2021 Production Release Highlights

  • Accessibility Checker Indicator: The Rich Content Editor indicates when accessibility issues are detected in the Accessibility Checker. The indicator helps content creators know about these issues without having to open the Accessibility Checker.
  • Feature Preview Terminology and User Group Updates: The term Feature Option in Course and Account Settings has been renamed to Feature Preview. When a feature preview includes a beta user group, all updates related to the preview will be posted in the sidebar of the feature’s respective user group and will no longer be posted in the Canvas release notes.
  • Release Notes Interface Preview Change: The Embedded Release Notes feature preview has been turned on for Penn Canvas.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: August 21, 2021 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2021

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