Canvas Release Notes for July 14, 2018

Jul 10, 2018 | News, Release Notes

The Canvas at Penn State team and Instructure are committed to continually enhancing the Canvas user experience. Every three weeks, we will post Canvas release notes. These include production notes on features and updates. While most are automatically implemented, some features and updates may not be immediately adopted or available for Penn State. Announcements will be shared on features that are not automatically implemented.  

For the July 14 Canvas release notes, these are the new and updated features, and fixed bugs. 

New Features


Anonymous Moderated Grading

The current anonymous and moderated grading features have been updated to provide improved assignment flexibility with fully anonymized, multiple grader anonymity, and moderated options. Additionally, moderated grading has been simplified for a better user experience. 

 Updated Features


Single Page Comments 

DocViewer comments have been updated to improve comment usability and management. Comments remain on the same page as the annotation. If there are too many comments to display, comments near the top or bottom of the page are automatically hidden, and comments become scrollable within the page. An indicator shows how many comments are hidden on the page. 

 Fixed Bugs


Multiple Enrollment Assignment Access 

Students enrolled in multiple sections with multiple enrollment types can only access assignments with active enrollments. 

The next Canvas release notes will be sent on August 4. See the full release note list by Instructure or watch the Canvas New Feature Screencast.