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  • 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.  
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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:

Rich Text Editor (Source: Canvas)

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 Files default to an unpublished state.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.

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