Canvas Production Release: May 14, 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.

5/14/16 Production Release Highlights:

  • Enrollment Invitations and Restricted Start Dates: When a student is invited to a course where students are restricted from accessing the course before the start date, students do not receive an enrollment invitation until the course is available as part of the course, term, or section start date.
  • Concluded and Inactive Enrollment Setting Persistence in Grades: When an instructor enables or disables the setting to view concluded and/or inactive enrollments for a course Gradebook, the enrollments-view persists between Canvas sessions and browsers. Gradebook settings are set on a course-by-course basis.
  • Notifications and Pages: If a user has enabled the “Course Content” notification setting to “ASAP,” notifications are sent when an instructor edits a course page.
  • Student Quiz Grades and Pending Submissions: Overall grades shown in the Global Navigation Menu do not include partial grades from outstanding manually graded quizzes.

For a complete production release update, please see:

Canvas Production Release Notes: May 14, 2016

2016-05-14 New Feature Screencast from Canvas LMS on Vimeo.

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Last Updated: 17 Sep 2021