Updates to Canvas were released on Jan. 7. 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 January 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:
- Course Home Page Announcements Display — If a course has a content page set as the course home page, instructors can display a certain number of recent announcements at the top of the page. This change allows instructors to show announcements as part of the course home page when users view Canvas in a web browser.
- Disable Announcement Comments By Default — Canvas now allows admins to turn off Comments on Announcements in all new courses by default. The K-State Online admin staff will do this after Jan. 7.
- Course List Enrollments Default — For users who have never customized their courses list, Canvas has increased the number of courses automatically displayed in the Dashboard and Global Navigation Courses menu from 12 to 20. If the Courses menu includes more than 12 courses, the Courses menu includes a scrollbar. Note: Once users customize their courses list, the Dashboard and Global Navigation Courses menu only display courses that have been set as a favorite.
- Sidebar Update — The Rich Content Editor sidebar has been updated with backend improvements, resulting in small interface changes. The sidebar includes a visual style update, and each content section supports pagination. Currently, the Rich Content Editor sidebar update only affects Pages and the Syllabus. Additional feature area updates will be available in a future release.
To keep up to date on the latest news, view the K-State Online webpage.