Canvas Updates Archive

Return to current changes | Summer 2020Spring 2020 | Fall 2019

Change from Summer 2020

Bulk Updating Assignment Due Dates and Availability Dates (for Instructors)

As you prepare for upcoming semesters, you may be copying your course content from a previous semester’s course. Canvas has new feature that allows you to edit course assignment dates for all your assignments on one page. This way, you can account for any holidays or structural differences between semesters. (See Instructure’s Canvas Guides for more information). This feature allows for more flexibility than the “Adjust events and due dates” option available during the copy process.

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Changes from Spring 2020

Gradescope: a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, and code assignments; it can be integrated into Canvas to make grading far more efficient while offering students more consistent feedback

CampusPress: allow students to interact with course content as readers or authors of a shared site while developing digital literacy and professional writing skills.

Canvas Commons: a space where instructors can find resources to use in their courses developed by the Center for Teaching Innovation, the Learning Strategies Center, and Cornell faculty.

New Course Analytics: allows instructors to track participation metrics and average course grades with an interactive chart or table.

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Changes from Fall 2019

Grade Posting Policy: Instructors can select a default grade posting policy for course assignments. Posting policies can be set to automatic or manual.

Rubric Criterion Range: Includes a checkbox in rubric criterions to create a range

Anonymous Grading: Creates a checkbox for an instructor to enable Anonymous Grading for an assignment

Student Context Cards: Displays student context cards anywhere in Canvas that includes a student link

Enable Dashboard Images for Courses: Adds an Image box in Course Settings (Course Details tab) and allows instructors to select a decorative image for the course card

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Release notes:

The Canvas corporate website provides detailed information on all releases, including those presented on this page. Note: as this is a link to the corporate website, not all changes described on the linked page are applicable to Canvas at Cornell. If you have any questions or would like additional information about releases, please contact the Cornell Canvas team.