What's new in learning technologies
Accessibility checker auto indicator
Canvas will now automatically check content created in the rich content editor for accessibility, excluding images or files; look for the indicator notification icon at the bottom right of the rich content editor.
Enhanced Gradebook filters
Gradebook support more granular filtering with the enhanced Gradebook filtering feature option. While this filter option is not turned on by default in courses, you can choose to enable it from Feature Options in the Settings area of the course.
Emojis in submission comments
Canvas now allows emojis to be added to submission comments left on Assignments via the SpeedGrader. While this filter option is not turned on by default in courses, you can choose to enable it from Feature Options in the Settings area of the course.
Course default due time
When adding due dates to deliverables in your course, Canvas defaults the due time to 11:59pm. You can now change the default due time in your course from the Settings page.
Bulk due date time editor
Canvas now allows for the bulk updating of dates and times for Assignments.
If you have been entering LaTeX via the rich content editor, you will want to view the recently released equation editor.
Apply scores to ungraded assignments
Canvas has recently added a feature to the Gradebook for bulk grading ungraded assignments. Grading can be done at the Assignment Group or course level and can be applied to all ungraded assignments or just those that are "past due".
Instructors can now enable an enhanced version of Canvas' Discussion tool called "Discussion Redesign". This feature is currently in beta stage. It adds the ability for instructors to allow anonymous comments by students, but also may remove some the features from the current Discussion tool.
Assignment submission confetti
Starting end of May 2022, students will see confetti falling on their screen, visually confirming their assignment submission. This does not extend to 3rd party assignment submissions such as FeedbackFruits. Students have the option to disable submission confetti if they so choose.
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.