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February 2020 Canvas Release

Posted: 12:12:36, Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020   Expiration: 12:12:36, Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020  

The University of Wisconsin System instance of Canvas held a meeting on February 11, 2020, to review upcoming features in Canvas.


New features available after February 15, 2020:

Favorited Commons items can be imported from Quizzes, Pages, Discussion, Assignments, and Modules.

  • Gradebook import CSV files ignore reserved name columns as well as hidden and deleted custom columns. For new custom columns, custom columns cannot have the same name as a reserved column.
  • The New Quizzes button has been moved from the Assignments page to the Quizzes page. Additionally, the quiz creation process supports both New Quizzes and Classic (old) Quizzes. Students can also view New Quizzes on the Quizzes page, complete with the new and old icons to differentiate quiz versions.
  • Admins can allow Include parameters when enforcing scopes for a developer key.
  • Responsive Layout Enforcement. Canvas provides a more responsive experience for content scrolling according to web accessibility initiative guidelines. This change ensures Canvas continues to meet accessibility guidelines for all Canvas users regarding the vertical and horizontal display of course content.

Link to meeting recording: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/5c571be95d6a4af6980668009615749c

The Release Notes document http://kb.wisconsin.edu/dle/93835 includes a summary of the released features, a link to the official Canvas Release Notes, and links to the recordings from the meetings.

-- UWSA DLE: Karla Clausen

Created: 12:15:44, Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 (by Karla C.)
Updated: 12:15:44, Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 (by Karla C.)