Canvas Release Notes August 19, 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.

August 19, 2023 Production Release Highlights

New Features

  • Improved Outcomes Management: Outcome Alignment View Menu Option In Outcomes, admins and instructors can view outcome alignments from the Options icon.

Updated Features

  • Gradebook: Enhanced Gradebook Filter Feature Enforcement The Enhanced Gradebook feature option is implemented for all institutions. Previously, this functionality was managed by the Enhanced Gradebook Filter feature option. This updates the Gradebook view and allows the creation of custom filter presets for institutions that were not early adopters of the Enhanced Gradebook filter. For more details, please see the release notes.
  • Rich Content Editor: Edit Course Link Sidebar Update When editing a course link, the sidebar is updated to allow users to view the name of the current link and choose a replacement from all available course links.

Features Options

  • New Quizzes: Bulk Migration This change allows instructors to migrate multiple classic quizzes with all their content into the New Quizzes engine.

This is currently an opt-in feature. Contact if you’re interested in enabling it.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: August 19, 2023

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2023

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