What's New in Learning Technologies

Canvas | Other Learning Technologies

New for Spring 2021

New Rich Content Editor (for Instructors)

Beginning with Winter 2021 courses, you will notice a change with the Rich Content Editor that is used to add/edit content in Canvas quizzes, assignments, pages, announcements, and discussions. The New Rich Content Editor updates and condenses the layout of the current Rich Content Editor features in an effort to be more intuitive. Find out more about the New Rich Content Editor.

Recent Changes (Fall 2020)

Mute Notifications by Course (for All Users)

This change allows any user to mute all notifications for a course in which they are enrolled. When course notifications are enabled, the Canvas Home Page displays View Course Notifications button. The icon in the button displays notification status: enabled or disabled.

Limited Submission Attempts (for Instructors)

This feature allows instructors to limit the number of attempts students may make when submitting Canvas assignments. The default setting allows students to submit assignments an unlimited number of times. Instructors may choose to limit the number of attempts students may make for a given assignment by using the Attempts menu.

When submission attempts are limited, students will see the number of attempts they have made as well as the number of allowed attempts.

Rubrics in Course Navigation (for Instructors)

The Manage Rubrics button has been moved from the Outcomes page to the Course Navigation Menu. This provides a more intuitive workflow and more rapid access to course rubrics.

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.