Canvas Release Notes for January 5, 2019

Jan 3, 2019 | News, Release Notes

Penn State is committed to continually enhancing the Canvas user experience. Every three weeks, we will post Canvas release notes, which include production notes on features and updates. These are some highlights of the new and updated features and bug fixes releasing on Saturday, January 5.

For full details, see the complete release note list by Instructure or watch the Canvas New Feature Screencast. Instructure will send the next set of Canvas release notes on Monday, January 21.

Updated features

Course Settings

Course Dates and Functionality Clarifications

The Course Details page has been updated with text explanations to clarify terms and course date selections, allowing instructors to better manage and restrict students from viewing the course materials before or after its start date.

Fixed Bugs


Inactive User Group Messages

Group conversation messages are now only sent to active users within the group.