Canvas Production Release Notes: October 21, 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.

October 21, 2023 Production Release Highlights

New Features

  • Calendar: Recurring Events In the Calendar, users can create and edit recurring events. For details, please see the release notes.

Updated Features

  • User Content: Media Permission and Caption Update To improve security, copied media file permissions are based on the new copied media instead of the original content. Additionally, captions are independent of the original media and can be deleted or replaced without affecting the original content. Copied media inherits captions from the original. Inherited captions of existing media cannot be deleted from the copied course, instead a tooltip notifies users that these captions cannot be removed. This tooltip displays in the Rich Content Editor Media Options modal and the media preview in Files.

    Note: this only applies to media directly uploaded to Canvas and not Panopto.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: October 21, 2023

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