December 2022 Canvas Changes and Updates
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You can copy paste or drag drop an image, audio, video, and document files from the web or your computer. Files that are added this way to the RCE are automatically upload to your course Files area. When dragging and dropping an image from the web, an HTML IMG tag referencing the file at its location on the web is inserted into the RCE. To learn more about the RCE please see our guide.
In the Rich Content Editor (RCE), the status bar on the bottom right displays a Word Counter, and when expanded provides a detailed view of words and characters.
This update improves the visibility and process to view feedback or comments when given to a student by the instructor or TA. Students will now see an unread indicator (blue dot) on the “feedback button” on the Grade page when new feedback and comments are added to an assignment or a rubric. Comments and feedback now display in a pop-out comment tray.
Instructors can delay pages for publication on a specific date and time. This option allows instructors to prepare and schedule pages in advance to automatically publish in a course. The option will appear at the bottom of the page when creating or editing a ‘Page’ in your Canvas course.
The Rich Content Editor (RCE) is now available in New Quizzes. This update provides instructors the ability to utilize the accessibility checker on questions and instructions, add media recordings using Canvas’s built-in media recorder, and change the view between HTML editor and classic view for advanced users. Users can also access a math editor. Additionally, this update provides students with the ability to record audio and video using Canvas’s built-in media recorder within the RCE of a New Quiz.
Note: This is phase one of the RCE rollout in New Quizzes. Later phases will bring more functionality to the RCE in New Quizzes, like adding or linking to third-party tools (e.g. Panopto) in the RCE.
This update improves the Fill in the Blank multiple word bank answer option experience for students and instructors. In New Quizzes, when building a Fill in the Blank question with multiple word bank choices, distractor words display in a separate section for instructors. Also, word choices can be used more than once when Allow Word Bank Choices to be Reused is selected and duplicate answer choices are graded correctly. Additionally, for students, Fill in the Blank questions with multiple word banks display all word bank choices in the answer blank drop-down menu.
In the New Quizzes settings, instructors can enable Allow Clearing Selection (Multiple Choice) allowing students to clear multiple choice answers. When enabled, it allows students to unselect answers for later review or leave the question unanswered.
Improved Inbox Functionality (COMING SOON)
The Inbox update includes: improved mobile web experience and improved accessibility. There are no changes to the original functionality. Users should expect minor visible changes: