Canvas Production Release: August 5, 2017

Canvas operates on a three-week 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.

8/5/17 Production Release Highlights:

  • Late and Missing Status Labels for Assignments: The submission details page, student Grades page, and SpeedGrader display labels for missing submissions. Additionally, areas that already displayed labels for late assignments have been updated to reflect the same styling. Assignments cannot be identified as both missing and late. If an assignment has not been submitted by the due date, the assignment is identified as missing. If the assignment is submitted after the due date, the assignment is identified as late.
  • Other Updates:
    • Canvas Teacher App (currently available): Canvas Teacher allows teachers to manage their courses and use Canvas more efficiently from a mobile device. Canvas Teacher replaces the existing Android and iOS SpeedGrader apps. Existing users may continue to use the legacy SpeedGrader app, though it will no longer be supported. Additionally, the Android Canvas Teacher Tools app has been discontinued. Please see full Canvas Teacher release notes for more information.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: August 5, 2017

2017-08-05 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2018