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Canvas December updates

by Information Technology Services

Updates to Canvas were released on Dec. 8. 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 December Release Notes.

The following updates have been made in Canvas:

  • HTML5 Media Recorder — HTML5 is used instead of Flash within the Rich Content Editor in Firefox and Chrome browsers. This feature is also supported for students in the Submission Details page and for instructors in SpeedGrader. This change allows recorded media without requiring Flash within the Firefox and Chrome browsers. Internet Explorer and Safari browsers do not support this functionality, and those users will not notice any change and still require the use of Flash.

  • Anonymous Moderated Marking Audit Trail — SpeedGrader can display an audit log that records all changes that affect an assignment submission. This change allows instructors with the auditing permission to verify how grades were awarded and how changes were made.