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 (November 19):
- Account Calendars allow institutions to share important dates with instructors and students.
- Outcomes, instructors can quickly view an alignment summary of course Outcomes.
- Allow Multiple File AGS Submissions Count as One Submission feature option has been enforced for all Canvas users.
This announcement lists pertinent updates that affect instructors and students and omits features that are not applicable for Rutgers Canvas.
Admin and Sub-account admins can create an account calendar with events and important dates that display for users. In Canvas Calendars, users have the option to subscribe to Account Calendars in the Other Calendars section.
This feature is available for account and sub-accounts only and existing calendar events do not merge to an Account Calendar. Also, users are not automatically added to Account Calendars and must subscribe to the Account Calendars to view important dates. Additionally, Account Calendar events do not currently display in the Dashboard List View or the Canvas for Elementary Homeroom Schedule.
Outcome Alignment Summary Tab
Instructors can quickly view a summary of alignments to the Outcomes in their course. Additionally, instructors can use a filter to view all Outcomes, view only those with alignments or those without alignments. This update allows instructors to ensure Outcomes are accurately aligned and adequately assessed in the course. Additionally, this update improves capabilities to implement Competency-Based Education and Standards-Based Grading.
When Improved Management Outcomes is enabled, the Alignments tab displays in the Outcomes page.
To view Outcomes with alignments and without alignments, Click the All Outcomes drop-down Menu.
In the Outcomes Alignment tab, instructors can view the number of course content items aligned to an outcome  and which course content items are aligned to each outcome .
Enforcement of Multi-File Submissions Display as Single Submission for Third-Party Tools Feature Option
The Allow Multiple File AGS Submissions Count as One Submission feature option has been enforced for all Canvas users. When using third-party tools to upload assignments, multiple files submitted together will display as a single submission in Speedgrader.
Multiple files submitted together display as a single submission in Speedgrader.
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: