Canvas Release Highlights for June 20, 2020

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The new Rich Content Editor (RCE) is active by default for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 courses at Emory. Please read about this important change if you have yet to do so in my previous post, “Canvas Release May 16, 2020 + New RCE is Here”.

Instructure will release updates to our Canvas environment Saturday, June 20, 2020. Highlights of the June 20 release are: 

  • All users can customize their preferences for most types of notifications in each course. The course notification settings includes preferences for course activities, discussions, scheduling, and conferences but not for conversations, groups, or alerts. Users’ account-level notification preferences work as defaults that they may customize in each course. Once a notification preference is changed at the course level, any additional changes for that notification type must continue to be managed within the course. 
  • Teachers can edit multiple assignment due dates and availability dates in their course with the new Edit Assignment Dates option. (We are activating this feature at Emory on June 20.)

Click here to view the full Canvas release notes for June 20, 2020. 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. Click here to view release notes on Canvas Community. Instructure also lists noteworthy changes planned for future releases.

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