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Canvas January updates

by Information Technology Services

Updates to Canvas were released on Jan. 5. To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete January Release Notes.

The following updates have been made in Canvas:

  • Resource Preview in Commons — Commons has been updated to include a new Preview feature and to simplify the user interface when viewing the Resource Details page. This change allows users to preview resource content before importing it into their course. Users will no longer need to import a resource from Commons to view all the contents of that resource. The user interface has also been simplified to make finding and importing Commons content easier.

  • Course Dates and Functionality Clarifications — The Course Details page has been updated to clarify term and course dates as well as the options to restrict students from viewing the course. No functionality has been affected. This change helps instructors understand how individual course dates affect course access for students when used with term dates. Additionally, the options to restrict students from viewing the course before or after the start date are located after the course dates and add additional clarification.