Discover new features, bug fixes, and improvements.
- Canvas operates on a monthly release cycle through which features are added or updated. The information below contains highlights from Canvas’s production release notes, a link to these notes, and other relevant content. These updates will occur on weekdays.
- For more information, review
Summary of Canvas Release Notes – 11/21/2020
Student & Teacher Experience –
Uploaded Media File Placement – Rich Content Editor
Note: this change applies to the media tool within Canvas, not the Canvas Studio tool. Here is the placement of both tool buttons within the rich content toolbar:
What is changing:
- Newly recorded media and uploaded media (i.e. to the media tool) are stored in the Course or User Files folder, according to user role.
- When Instructors record media or upload media, the media file is stored in the courses Files folder. The media file can be downloaded and shared like all other files in the course. Files default to an unpublished state.
- For Students, the file will be stored in User Files.
- Note: This change does not apply to existing media files, only files created or uploaded after November 21.
- Instructor Guide: Files
- Studio Overview (Recommended method for creating and/or uploading media files)
- Canvas Guide:
- How do I upload and embed a media file from my computer in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?
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Assessing & Improving (2)
This section provides resources for assessing student learning, assessing your teaching, and improving your class(es).
These are how-to documents, guides, tip clips, and just-in-time resources.
Here you will find teaching information on pedagogy, policies, professionalism, principles, frameworks, and student populations. Topics include FAC-10, Bloom's Taxonomy, Preterm Setup, and Information for Instructors.
This section provides guidance on classroom management, issues, methods, assessment, improvement, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Topics include feedback, engagement, instructor presence, and active learning.