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.
July 16, 2022 Production Release Highlights
- Improved Outcomes Management
- Average Calculation Method: This update allows admins and instructors to use the Average method to calculate a final outcome score as a simple, unweighted average of all item scores for that outcome. For accounts implementing strict Mastery- or Competency-Based Education models, the Outcome Average Calculation Method feature option flag can be disabled. When this flag is disabled, average will not display as a calculation method option when users create or edit outcomes and will not be accepted in a .csv upload.
- Penn’s licenses for Piazza & BlueJeans Meetings ended on June 30, 2022. To comply with these changes, these tools have been uninstalled from Canvas.