Updates to Canvas were released on Dec. 10. Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle through which features are added or updated on the third weekend of the month.
To see all the new features and fixed bugs, view the complete December 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:
- Group Assignments by Section — When instructors create a group set from the People page, the group structure supports randomly assigning students to a group by section. This feature allows instructors to specifically limit groups to users within a specific section. Section assignments also support instructors in large or cross-listed courses. Note: This feature is currently not available when creating a new group set in an assignment. However, creating a new group set with the self-sign-up option has not changed and includes the option to require students to be in the same section.
- Instructor Role Group Announcement Notifications — Instructors, TAs, and other custom instructor roles can receive notifications for course groups. This change allows instructor-based roles to receive notifications without being added directly to a group. To receive a notification, the instructor, TA, or custom instructor-based user must be enrolled in the course and must enable announcements in their notification preferences.
To keep up to date on the latest news, view the K-State Online webpage.