Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-05)

In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades every three weeks along with Production Release Notes. Pertinent features and upgrades are listed below. You may view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for August 5, 2017, and its accompanying screencast. The next release will be on August 26. (Our apologies for our delay in posting this information.)

Flash Content Reminder: Canvas displays Flash content as supported within major browsers. Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox default to HTML5 as the preferred method for displaying website content, which promotes a faster, more secure browsing experience. These browsers will eventually block all Flash content. For best performance in Canvas, course content should be designed to support HTML5. Recorded media content within the Canvas Rich Content Editor currently still relies on Flash and is being addressed by Canvas engineers. Any recorded content can still be accessed by manually allowing permission for flash content in the browser.

Updated Features

Late and Missing Status Labels (Assignments)

The submission details page, student Grades page, and SpeedGrader display labels for missing submissions. Additionally, areas that already displayed labels for late assignments have been updated to reflect the same styling.

Assignments cannot be identified as both missing and late. If an assignment has not been submitted by the due date, the assignment is identified as missing. If the assignment is submitted after the due date, the assignment is identified as late.

Submission Details Page (Assignments) 

In the submission details page, the label for a late assignment has been updated to reflect the same styling. Please view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for August 5, 2017, for images to depict this change.

Student Grades Page (Assignments)

The student Grades page includes a new Status column that displays the labels for late and missing assignments. Please view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for August 5, 2017, for images to depict this change.

SpeedGrader (Assignments)

In SpeedGrader, late assignments include a label with updated styling but also still includes the current styling with the text, which will be removed in a future release. However, if an assignment is re-submitted, the submission information retains the existing styling only. Please view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for August 5, 2017, for images to depict this change.

Other Updates

Icelandic (Languages) 

Icelandic (Íslenska) has been added as an available language in Canvas.

Fixed Bugs

Please view the full Canvas Production Release Notes for August 5, 2017 and its accompanying screencast for more information concerning accessibility improvements and other bug fixes. /p>