Canvas Release Highlights for November 16, 2019

Pen writing on ruled paper

Instructure will release updates to our Canvas environment Saturday, November 16, 2019. Highlights include the following.

  • Students and teachers can unfavorite courses from the dashboard card view.
  • In New Quizzes, teachers can manually submit student in-process attempts.

This month’s release notes contain the helpful reminder that the New Gradebook is scheduled to replace the current gradebook everywhere on January 18, 2020. The course-level New Gradebook feature option has been activated for all official Spring 2020 courses. Teachers may also activate the New Gradebook in current courses in their course settings area’s Feature Options tab.

Click here to view the full Canvas release notes for November 16, 2019. The full notes contain more details about these and other changes, a link to a screencast explaining some of the changes contained in the release, a comments section, and role-specific user summaries. You can join in the discussion if you log in to the Canvas Community.

Production feature releases arrive on the third Saturday of each month. Release notes are published in advance at

Header photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash