In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades every third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes. Pertinent features and upgrades are listed below.
In this Canvas release (March 19):
- Improved Outcomes Management feature, outcome rating levels and calculation methods can be set for individual outcomes.
- Item banks can be filtered using improved filters.
This announcement lists pertinent updates that affect instructors and students and omits features that are not applicable for Rutgers Canvas.
Improved Outcomes Management
Individual Outcome Rating and Calculations Method Options
Outcome rating levels and calculation methods can be set for individual outcomes in the Improved Outcomes Management feature. This change allows administrators and instructors to set criterion rating levels and calculation methods on an individual basis to display accurate data in cases where they do not have consistent Mastery Scales enabled across their account, sub-account, or courses.
When creating outcomes, admins and instructors have the option to set criterion rating levels and calculation methods on an individual basis.
Admins with permission to manage outcomes can set criterion rating levels for the account and for all courses. Instructors with permission can only set criterion rating levels for outcomes created within their own courses.
For full details about this feature option, please see Feature Option: Improved Outcomes Management.—
Item Bank Filtering Terminology Adjustment
In New Quizzes item banks, the All My Banks and All My Course Banks filters have been replaced as the All Banks and Banks Shared to Course filters. This change clarifies what each item bank filter displays in New Quizzes.
When filtering item banks, the All Banks filter displays item banks created by a user as well as item banks shared with the user. The Banks Shared to Course filter displays item banks that have been shared with the course.
For full details about this feature option, please see Feature Option: Improved Outcomes Management.
Canvas deploys contain code changes that are intended to fix bugs, improve performance, and prepare for new features, but they do not affect customer workflows. These deploys take place every two weeks and intended changes in workflow are noted in the Canvas Release Notes published monthly.
Deploy notes include notable fixed bugs and additional updates that do not affect existing user functionality. View last four full Deploy Notes: