Canvas Production Release: January 30, 2016

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 blog 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.

1/30/16 Production Release Highlights:

  • Discussion and Announcement Reply URLs: When a user receives a notification for a reply to a discussion or announcement thread, the URL in the email links directly to the post rather than the top of the thread.
  • Concluded Courses and Download All Submissions Button: Instructors can download submissions from concluded courses if they have the “View All Grades” permission.
  • Re-muted Assignments and Submission Comments: If an instructor mutes an assignment, unmutes the assignment, and then mutes the assignment again, all comments are hidden from the submission.
  • Link Validator & Overwritten Links: The Link Validator does not report overwritten (edited) links as deleted links.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: January 30, 2016

2016-01-30 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

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Last Updated: 24 Jan 2019