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K-State Online April updates

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Updates to Canvas were released on April 21. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle, with features added or updated every three weeks.

To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete April Release Notes. In addition to the Canvas release, Information Technology Services releases updates to services and integrations with K-State Online through the month as necessary.

The following updates have been made in K-State Online:

  • Word Counter — The Rich Content Editor displays a word counter within the editor browser window. The word counter calculates the number of words entered into the editor. The word counter only displays for the user creating content in the Rich Content Editor. After the content is saved, the word counter is no longer visible unless the content is edited. Additionally, the total word count is not visible to any other user.
  • Reply Icon Update — In Announcements, the Reply icon has been updated to a Lock or Unlock icon, which displays according to the state of the announcement.