Canvas Release Notes for Saturday, May 16, 2020 

May 15, 2020 | News, Release Notes

Complete Canvas Release Notes and Canvas New Feature Screencast


In an effort to minimize disruptions during this unprecedented time, many institutions including Penn State are currently evaluating all new features introduced as part of a regular release date to determine the most appropriate time for deployment. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.    

SMS Notification Types Deprecation
As of May 2, 2020, the Canvas Notifications page will only allow Announcement and Grading notification types to be selected for SMS notifications. With recent improvements and availability of the Canvas mobile apps, user notification preferences have shifted away from SMS (text) notifications in favor of push notifications. It is recommended that users begin to transition all communication types to push notifications via the Canvas mobile apps.  

Course Settings: Link Validator Celebration
Canvas generates a virtual celebration (with confetti animation) when instructors run the link validator and no issues are found. The celebration animations can be turned off in the User Settings page.