In this Canvas release (October 19), the Course Navigation menu has been updated for improved accessibility. In Conferences, the BigBlueButton interface supports restricting viewers from creating private chat messages with other users.
As of 9/4/2019, the Canvas-Box integration is broken. It has been reported and escalated with Canvas Support. This should only affect users when trying to share new content from Box. Existing shares/links should continue to function.
The latest H5P release introduces two new content types: Advanced Fill in the Blanks and Find the Words as well as lots of other new features including, full screen editing, improved translation, and improvements within Interactive Video and Course Presentation.
There was a brief Canvas outage on April 28 beginning at 7:55 p.m. through 8:10 p.m. During this time, Canvas was slow or non-responsive while technicians from Instructure worked to resolve this problem.
On Monday, May 20, Instructure released a new gradebook for Canvas that will have many new features. Although many of the core gradebook features will remain the same, some functions will move to a different location or change the look of the icons.
Please note that users of Turnitin may have been unable to make/view submissions and experienced delays to Similarity Report generation, as a result of a service outage that lasted from 4/7/2019 at 10:00pm until 4/8/2019 at 5:20am. The situation has been resolved.
Canvas now includes an option to view all course tasks in a List View for students. In addition to displaying automatically populated items from assignments, the List View allows instructors and students to add non-graded items to the To-Do list.
New features are added to Respondus Monitor almost monthly. Features added in February include facial detection before the exam, facial detection alerts during an exam, and pre-exam tips for a successful exam session.
Turnitin users are continuing to experiencing slow submission/report generation times and some users may be unable to submit larger files. Turnitin engineers are working hard to resolve this for all our users.