Canvas Production Release Notes: June 17, 2023

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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.

June 17 Production Release Highlights

New Features: 

  • Bulk Publish and Unpublish Module Items In Modules, instructors can bulk publish all modules or individual modules. Instructors have the option to publish all modules and items, publish all modules only, or unpublish all modules and items. Additionally, the publish icon on individual modules is updated to include a Module status menu. This menu includes the options to publish module and all items, publish module only or unpublish module and all items for individual modules.Note: The ability to select multiple specific items to publish is not available. Additionally, File items must be published and unpublished individually due to the additional availability setting options modal. For more details, please see the release notes.

New Quizzes Updates: 

  • Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes The Rich Content Editor (RCE) is available in New Quizzes.
  • Rich Content Editor Supports Third-Party Apps In New Quizzes, the Rich Content Editor supports adding content using third-party apps.
  • Zero-Point New Quiz in Gradebook Checkbox Instructors can choose to not display a column in the gradebook or student page when creating a zero-point practice New Quiz.

    For more details, please see the release notes.

    These are currently opt-in features. Contact if you’re interested in enabling any of them.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: June, 17, 2023

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